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Are swollen lymph nodes normal after getting your tongue pierced?

Are swollen lymph nodes normal after getting your tongue pierced?

No: Not unless the piercing caused an infection. Btw, tongue piercing is a good way to damage your teeth. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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Do we have lymph nodes in our tongues?

Do we have lymph nodes in our tongues?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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

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Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also (tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also (tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Multidisciplinary: Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what it means if my husband was diagnosed with hpv16 tongue cancer and his pet scan also showed lymph nodes?

Could you tell me what it means if my husband was diagnosed with hpv16 tongue cancer and his pet scan also showed lymph nodes?

Consult: It would seem to me the logical thing would be for you and your husband to have a sit down, one on one consult with the physician treating you in order to answer all your questions (rather that posting this question on the internet with doctors who you don't know and who are not actually treating your husband. I know if I were the patient or spouse, that is what I would do. ...Read more

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Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo

Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo

Guarded: Stage IV Ca of base of tongue difficult to manage. These lesions are unresectable and require RT immunochemotherapy for management. RT when completed usually followed by Taxol (paclitaxel) Platinum. When completed, Erbitux- EGF-1 may help. I've used 1500-2000 mg IV methotrexate over 12 hrs with citrovorum factor rescue, frequently with good responses. If residual lesion in tongue`isotope implant used. ...Read more

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I've got a herpes sore on the tip of my tongue. I also have pain in my jaw or lymph nodes. Is this normal with herpes?

I've got a herpes sore on the tip of my tongue. I also have pain in my jaw or lymph nodes. Is this normal with herpes?

Yes: Herpetic lesions can cause lymphadenopathy.
Primary oral herpes especially can cause this.
Are you sure your tongue lesion is herpetic? ...Read more

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Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he won't survive : (prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he won't survive : (prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Consult Oncologist: We can not answer your question about prognosis of your father 's condition. I suggest you ask this question to the oncologist who is treating him. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

That's a need for MD: This may be streptococcal, but best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

Swollen lymph: You may have an infection and that is why you have the other symptoms you mentioned. Without seeing that would be my opinion as to why the Metronidazole as it is medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in mouth?

Are there lymph nodes in mouth?

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

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Is it ok to touch your neck lymph nodes from inside your mouth?

Is it ok to touch your neck lymph nodes from inside your mouth?

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

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What's the prognosis for my dad since his mouth cancer spread to his lymph nodes?

What's the prognosis for my dad since his mouth cancer spread to his lymph nodes?

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

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Lymph nodes hurt can't swallow, eat, drink, talk, open mouth very much please help?

Lymph nodes hurt can't swallow, eat, drink, talk, open mouth very much please help?

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

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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??

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

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 associated and I would go back for a quick check up in case it's actually something else. ...Read more

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Can too many root canals cause cancer to the jaw, mouth, throat or lymph nodes?

Can too many root canals cause cancer to the jaw, mouth, throat or lymph nodes?

Anecdotal Record: There is no scientific evidence that root canals cause cancer to the jaw, mouth, throat or lymph nodes. Root canal treatment may save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. ...Read more

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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 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?

Two problems: Let another doctor look at your lip if the scaly bump is always there. It could be precancerous but probably not in a 35 year old female. I would guess that the facial pain and swelling is unrelated to the lip, and I would believe the doctor on that one. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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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!

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

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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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Mediastinal lymph nodes are normally considered abnormal when 10mm short axis. Do we worry about the long axis if over 10mm, e.g. 13mm for R4 node TY

Mediastinal lymph nodes are normally considered abnormal when 10mm short axis. Do we worry about the long axis if over 10mm, e.g. 13mm for R4 node TY

Lymph node: I gather you're reading the scan report details. You should just focus on the bottom summary. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, you should thinking about what is causing them to be enlarged. Infection? Cancer? Better take the report to your doctor, who ordered it and review the results with him. He'll give a good idea what to do next. ...Read more

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Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

Sounds like he's: Looking for evidence, but the only proof is a biopsy. Ct-scans reveal lumps, in lungs or the mediastinum, wher the heart, swallowing tube and lymph nodes live. Size and architecture point to or against cancer. Pet/ct follows a biopsy. They must know that there is cancer first, then look for the legitimate treatments. ...Read more