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Can canker sores and stress cause swollen lymph nodes under mandible? Very stressed from college and canker sore. Health anxiety as well.

Can canker sores and stress cause swollen lymph nodes under mandible? Very stressed from college and canker sore. Health anxiety as well.

Probable: Although the cause of canker sores remain obscure, stress and perhaps even another viral illness may trigger them. Thus it is not difficult to imagine that swollen lymph glands can indeed occur. However if the glands are getting larger fast or lingering on for more than a month, check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Canker sores: Canker sores, known as aphthous stomatitis, can be caused by a virus, which may be why the lymph nodes in your neck are swollen. This is the body's response to infection. They can be very painful and take up to 10 days to resolve. A solution of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and viscous lidocaine (rinsed and spit out) will decrease the pain. Topical anesthetics may help as well. See your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: Swollen lymph nodes result from an infection. Canker sores are not due to infection. However, ulcers that look like canker sores may be due to a viral infection. Canker sores heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. If you have any sore that does not heal in 7-10 days, you need to have it examined. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I believe I have a canker sore on my gum. If so can they cause swollen lymph nodes underneath the mandible?

I believe I have a canker sore on my gum. If so can they cause swollen lymph nodes underneath the mandible?

Canker sore: Yes they can cause temporary swelling of lymph nodes. If nodes are tender and do not resolve then you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can teething cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: It's not common for teething to cause swollen lymph nodes but it is possible. Have child checked by a physician to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: Lymph nodes enlarge as a reaction to inflammation so if the skin inflammation is significant then enlargement can occur. ...Read more

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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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