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Do sinuses cause lymph nodes

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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Yes often: Often sinus infections will cause lymph node swelling in the neck.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: They can but so can many other things. If your nodes are swollen, go get an exam to figure out why. It may involve your primary care provider and your... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is possible: If the maxillary sinus is inflamed, acute sinusitis can sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck area. If concerned, see your PCP for consultat... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes-ENT exam: Get a CT scan of your sinuses and an ENT evaluation. Lymph node involvement is common.
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes, probably: Swollen lymph nodes from sinus infections are common and may be felt in the neck region, on one or both sides. When present on both sides, these lymp... Read More
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: but could be other things so you should be seen for an exam.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Not concerning: If the lymph node recently appeared and is tender it is almost certainly benign and a result of a recent infection. It will slowly reduce in size. Rec... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Ct scans show bone and soft tissue. Soft tissue windows will allow the identification of lymph nodes. The determination of a "swollen" lymph node is b... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Lymph nodes: Occipital lymph nodes commonly swell with viral processes.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Infection : Usually infection of the ears, sinuses, throat area is behind lymph node enlargement. More infrequently is disease of the lymph nodes themselves.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The l... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
Might: Hiv can cause lymphadenopathy, that is enlargement of lymph nodes, and opportunistic infections which arise in the setting of HIV may also do this. S... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for neck lymph nodes to swell, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include sk... Read More

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