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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
17 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of tension: Tmj alone can cause headaches but does not usually cause neck or shoulder pain. You may be having tension headaches though which usually occur in the ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Multiple symptoms: Tmj disfunction is often caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Symptoms can include TMJ pain, pain near or in the ears, chronic ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not TMJ: Not just TMJ with "swollen head" and "swollen lymph nodes" See your MD for complete examination.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
Dr. Joel Teig answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably no: Lymph nodes are usually enlarged due to an inflammation causing increased fluid and or increased white blood cells within the lymph nodes. That inflam ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
15 years experience Dentistry
Definitely: Tmj (disorder) can occur at anytime and can come and go with periods of stress or difference in routine. Swollen lymph nodes are not commonly associat ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ Onset: Tmj pain can have a sudden onset, but is usually precipitated by an event if it is sudden. The fact that you also have some lymphadenopathy leads me ... Read More
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Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Tmd can be precipitated by a specific event that traumatizes the joint(s) or it can develop slyly over time. The fact that it is of relatively recent ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Separate: TMJ unlikey to cause swollen lymph nodes. Wear splint. See MD if enlarged nodes persist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
More specifics: Do you mean the swollen nodes at the left side of the neck and not the whole body? If so, it may mean that there is a sinus infection or dental abs ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Wind pipe, u mean?: Enlarged nodes in the chest can be the result of many things, some more serious than others. Rather than speculating and giving you a mile long list, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Many causes: Almost everyone has at least one palpable lymph node in the neck, more if you're had a cold or sore throat recently. I own a 1/2" scarred node that i ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Sure: Depends on the cause. Swollen nodes caused by infection or inflammation would be expected to go back to normal whereas those caused by cancer normall ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Go see a doctor: You need to get a medical exam done in order to find the cause of swollen nodes. Unless it is an infection, you may need a biopsy of the lymph nodes i ... Read More

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