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Are There Lymph Nodes In Your Mouth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Not ususally: There are lymph nodes in various places and you generally have no reason to seek them out. Even the tonsils are lymph tissue. ...Read more
Yes, nearby: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Get treatment ASAP: Prognosis is difficult to determine without complete details, but it is worse with spread to lymph nodes than if it were localized. Your dad shoud be treated by a team of head & neck cancer specialists at a major cancer center. This will give his the best chance for a cure. Md anderson in houston is the best one in your area. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess or gum abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
I just noticed that I have a purple dot on the inside of my cheek. Its not painful. My lymph nodes are fine & its flat. Shat can it be? Mouth cancer??
Not necessarily: You most likely bit the inside of your check. If the lesion has not resolved on its own in about two weeks, let your dentist take a look and advise you. ...Read more
What is going on with my lip?! It hurts so bad and there is a lot of other things going on in my mouth and everything is swollen.&Swollen lymph nodes
See Dentist: See the Dentist ASAP. If what you are describing involves painful areas all inside your mouth and you feel sluggish, cranky, and it hurts to eat, and the little points between your teeth are flattening out, and you have a fever, then get in right away. These are symptoms for ANUG or trenchmouth. May also be primary herpes. Get in there to be seen. Good Luck. ...Read more
If I had a B12 shot 2 weeks ago, now have painful lymph nodes (both underarms), mouth ulcer, fatigued. Is this a "coming down' type effect?
No: The B12 shot isn't the cause. Your physician can help you look for the real explanation. ...Read more
Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.
I have white bump on bottom lip for 5 yrs it's now scaly and won't healdoc says its a cold sore. Yer ago mouth swelled &pain in face &earmri said reactiv lymph nodes. No cancer. Help! Docs don't know?
I've had swollen lymph nodes for over year. Now my tounge and roof of mouth hurts. I have a sore on roof of mouth. My ears also hurt?
Active/swollen nodes: Aka lymphadenopathy, that have been symptomatic for a year suggest a chronic problem w infection or systemic issues. This is not normal. Get to your otolaryngologist or oral surgeon asap. Very important that you be examined and find the source of this long standing issue. ...Read more
I have thrush. I have sores in my mouth but am now experiencing swollen lymph nodes kind of close to my chin. Is this normal? Taking nystatin for it
Not Normal: Thrush in the mouth is usually after taking a course of antibiotics but other conditions can cause it. The sores in the mouth might indicate that you have a predisposing condition for both. Lymph nodes can be reactive. You need to connect with on of the healthtap MD or see your local MD. ...Read more
Jaw/mouth pain for 3 yrs. No lesions, normal lymph nodes. Been to Ent. Left sided migraines past 16 yrs. Always left ear pain with it. Now jaw pain everyday. Bulging c3 disc. NSAIDS do nothing. Constant ache every day. Klonopin helps sometimes. Help!
No easy answer.: There is definitely a reason for your problem. Each possibility has to be addressed and ruled out until there is a diagnosis. I would want to be sure TMJ syndrome has been ruled out ...Read more
Yes, several places: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Why am I having lymph nodes at the back of my head, small wounds on the gum and bumps on the gum and cheeks?
Need to be examined: You may have infection in your mouth and gums which needs to be treated. And the lymph nodes as well. You can consult your GP and may also need to see your dentist asap ...Read more
My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?
Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradle cap to bug bites on scalp to irritation from too tight of braiding of hair, these nodes can enlarge and wax and wane in size. As long as they are not getting bigger...Bigger...Bigger, and are not red/hot/very tender, they can be watched. ...Read more
How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?
Likely normal: We have many lymph nodes in our neck. They are more noticeable (easly palpable) in thin patients and in patients who have an active infection or inflammation. If they are small (pea-sized) and mobile, they are likely normal. If it persists, becomes tender, or enlarges, see you pediatrician. Also if it seems the l ymph nodes are merging into 1 mass, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
What is the best way 2 look at lymph nodes n the head n neck region? Concerned about lymph nodes on right side of head n neck not sure what test 2 do
Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?
Needs follow up: Asymptomatic but persistent neck nodes can be due to chronic sinus or nasal issues, allergies, lymphadenopathy disorders such as castlemans disease, etc. And also sometimes due to lymphomas which are low grade in nature. If there is no satisfactory cause identified over time then evaluation by an infectitous disease or hematology specialist may be of use. ...Read more
Feel lymph nodes for a month now both sides of 16 wk old head. No sign of sickness or infection. Normal?
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What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down.?
Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read more
What would be making my head itch insanely bad with scabs also I've notices my lymph nodes are pretty swollen?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results. Have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head. What is the cause?
The rapid HIV test should be positive if you are HIV-infected if the test was done at least 3 months after your HIV exposure. You can have the test repeated 6 months after exposure to be most certain.
There are other infections that can cause lymph node enlargement in the neck or head; many are viral and will resolve on their own. One common treatable cause is a fungal infection of the scalp. ...Read more
Several lymph nodes adjacent to the pancreatic head, largest measuring 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm/ impression: several peri pancreatic lymph nodes. Meaning?
Pet CT: You should have Pet CT and if positive you should have biopsy for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Hard occipital lymph nodes on either side of head. Was in contact with sick person. One seems to have shrunk, they don't hurt. Please help. Thanks!
Lymph nodes: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Possible a dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Rec.: see another physician or dentist for the second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
41y, asymmetrical tonsils 1.5cm in diameter front and back lymph nodes iin right side of neckswollen that for 6months, now epitrochlear node on left : (?
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