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Is it possible for a dental infection to cause swollen lymph nodes under the arm?

Is it possible for a dental infection to cause swollen lymph nodes under the arm?

See a doctor: It is very unlikely but if you have an infected tooth than you need to see a dentist. You must also see a doctor for your swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can teeth germ (germ on teeth) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw?

Can teeth germ (germ on teeth) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw?

Probably: A dental infection certainly can cause lymph nodes to become infected and swollen, especially lower teeth. Swelling requires a careful dental exam and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?

Find new Dentist: Find a new Dentist, one with training in Pathology, such as an Oral Surgeon, and start the diagnostic process again. You have a source of infection somewhere that must be located to be treated. ...Read more

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Had dental infection > only 1 swollen lymph node for 2 months.Now 1 swollen tonsil.Had unprotected sex. Took truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) 36 hours later.Hiv?

Had dental infection > only 1 swollen lymph node for 2 months.Now 1 swollen tonsil.Had unprotected sex. Took truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) 36 hours later.Hiv?

See a dentist ASAP: An infection lasting 2 months needs to be evaluated asap. By waiting, it may make things worse. If is not dentally related, they will get you to the right provider. ...Read more

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Had dental infection > only 1 swollen lymph node for 2 months.Now 1 swollen tonsil.Had unprotected sex (gay). Took truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) 36 hours later.Hiv?

Had dental infection > only 1 swollen lymph node for 2 months.Now 1 swollen tonsil.Had unprotected sex (gay). Took truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) 36 hours later.Hiv?

HIV: There are stds that can easily be gotten through oral sex. You need to be tested for HIV as well as for other stds including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.If you are an hiv-1 negative adult truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) may help reduce the risk of you getting hiv-1 infection through sex if you are at high risk, but it is not 100% effective. Go and get seen and in future be protected. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Ccan a bladder infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

No, it does not: If your groin nodes are enlarged it may be more due to skin infections around the private parts including vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Yes.: Swelling of the gums and soft tissue around an infected tooth is common. If there is a lot of inflammation, or the infection is not treated, the lymph nodes that drain the area of infection will enlarge as part of the immune response, just as would happen with other infections like a cold or strep throat. ...Read more

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Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Unlikely: Yeast infections in throat do not occur in healthy people, only if you have a serious immune deficiency. In that case you will have severe sore throat and that can be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What types of skin infections will cause swollen lymph nodes?

What types of skin infections will cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many: Viruses as well as bacterial infections can go to the lymph nodes. It is also dependent if the patient has underlying pneumonia, flu, cancer, takes steroids, or has any other medical problems. Usually the antibiotic from your physician can treat the bacterial problem. ...Read more

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I've got a kinda swollen lymph node in the corner of my jaw with mouth, ear and jaw pain since my wisdom teeth were removed on September 4. Infection?

I've got a kinda swollen lymph node in the corner of my jaw with mouth, ear and jaw pain since my wisdom teeth were removed on September 4. Infection?

See your Surgeon: It is not uncommon to have pain and swollen lymph nodes in the corner of your jaw following wisdom teeth surgery. However, only you oral surgeon can determine if it is normal or the beginning of an infection. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have swollen lymph nodes (anywhere), would that mean that there is some sort of infection, which may cause a higher white blood cell count?

If you have swollen lymph nodes (anywhere), would that mean that there is some sort of infection, which may cause a higher white blood cell count?

Enlarged node: Lymph nodes often enlarge during an infection. As lymphocytes proliferate the lymph node expands. There is pain as the capsule stretches. The white blood cell count is often elevated during an infection. ...Read more

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Pain in ear and around ear. Swollen lymph node below ear, loss of balance. Had 2 abscessed teeth removed. Could another tooth infection move to ear?

Pain in ear and around ear. Swollen lymph node below ear, loss of balance. Had 2  abscessed teeth removed.  Could another tooth infection move to ear?

Ear: Sounds like more of an ear problem than a mouth problem. To be sure, see both your Physician or an ENT specialist, and see your Dentist or a specialist Oral Surgeon. Between the two, with proper examination/evaluation, they will determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...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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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