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Doctor insights on: Can Gerd And Heartburn Cause Swollen Supraclavicular Or Other Lymph Nodes

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more

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Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?

Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?

Need more details: White coat on tongue is not always thrush. Do you smoke? Are you sick? How do you know it is thrush? If it is thrush, you need to explore the reason for it. You need to spend some time with your DR. If your Dr fails to provide satisfaction, request a consult with a Dr of internal medicine. ...Read more

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I have left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied with immuno deficiency

I have  left supraclavicular lymph nodes swolllen(1.00-1.2 cm) for more than 6 months, accompanied  with immuno deficiency

Needs doctor eval: This should be evaluated by your doctor. It may or may not be necessary to take a biopsy of the node to see what is wrong, there is a long list of possible causes. At other times it is just necessary to see if the lymph node returns to normal size with time. A lot depends of any other symptoms you have and your specific medical situation. ...Read more

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I just had a severe GERD episode, I can't talk my throat is like burnt from the bile, also my lymph nodes in neck are very enlarged. Should I be concerned?

I just had a severe GERD episode, I can't talk my throat is like burnt from the bile, also my lymph nodes in neck are very enlarged.  Should I be concerned?

YES: That is severe GERD. If you have never had endoscopy to look into esophagus then you probably should consider that. The enlarged lymph nodes would not really be related to the GERD and may represent something else that is going on with you. You should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp throat pain when swallowing, turning head. 2 days later sore throat on left w/ swollen lymph node. No fever or cough. I have my tonsils and GERD?

Sharp throat pain when swallowing, turning head. 2 days later sore throat on left w/ swollen lymph node. No fever or cough. I have my tonsils and GERD?

Pharyngitis: This may be Strep throat, viral infection, conceivably due to your GERD, or of other causes. If acute you should be tested for Strep and treated if positive or if the physical findings are highly suspicious. Cannot possibly diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more

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What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes?

What could cause long term swollen lymph nodes?

Possible tumor: Lymph nodes enlarge due to presence of infection, primary neoplasms of nodes or metastatic disease to nodes. With an inflammatory process, over time the nodes will regress especially if inf. treated. If nodes persist, feel firm, have enlarged somewhat, then bx indicated to rule out source of problem ...Read more

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Can having a tetanus shot cause swollen or inflamed lymph nodes?

Can having a tetanus shot cause swollen or inflamed lymph nodes?

Very unlikely: Swollen lymph nodes must be coincidental finding. ...Read more

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What can swollen lymph nodes fixed to surrounding structures cause?

What can swollen lymph nodes fixed to surrounding structures cause?

Lymphadenopathy: If lymph nodes are sufficiently enlarged they can impinge upon and obstruct passages otherwise open, extend their disease (if any) into adjacent structures or damage them with pressure. Much of this obviously depends upon the cause of the lymphatic enlargement. If this is malignancy it is very different than reactive lymphadenopathy. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more