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causes of swollen jaw lymph glands

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: What you see on the outside, a 'pin head' size lesion, may be enormous underneath where you cannot see, inside the tooth. We see this all the time. A ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid tumor: If this is in front of your ear.. It could be a tumor of the parotid gland. See your local ent.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Acute infections: If the issue is acute could be infection either in ear or gums, parotitis, tumor if this persists.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. bruxism, parotid gland problem. . I would start with an oral surgeon to d ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: But so can diseased teeth and/or gums. How long has it been since your last dental and medical check-ups?
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: A single localized lymph node is a sign of a local problem. I would look at other causes: teeth, mouth infections. However, it is a good idea to check ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Continuous chains: Lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph node ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Do see a doc...: A new growth like you described, needs to be examined by a doctor. It may be either of the things you described or something else but only by seeing t ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Duration?: Likely a reactive lymph node. If persists another week, see ENT doc for assessment.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Needs eval: These need to be evaluated by your doctor or ENT specialist. You are correct to be concerned, especially since you appropriately report you use snuff ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avishka Baichan
Specializes in General Practice
Medication and rest: Good afternoon Your symptoms suggest that you may have an upper respiratory tract infection/flu. These symptoms can be exacerbated by stress. It is re ... Read More
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