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Dr. John Francis
Board Certified, Periodontics
25 years in practice
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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Dr. John Francis
Board Certified, Periodontics
25 years in practice
556K people helped
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. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gum disease is a condition in which bacteria that builds up on one's teeth sets up an inflammatory response that damages his gums. This inflammatory response is called gingivitis and is characterized by red, swollen, tender ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Cracked tooth: a cracked tooth can cause the symptoms that you describe. See a dentist ASAP for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Richard Mcgee
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Any ideas on what can cause swollen lymph nodes under jaw headache, and fatigue?

Dr. Richard Mcgee
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Any ideas on what can cause swollen lymph nodes under jaw headache, and fatigue?

Multiple causes: Infection- systemic viral or bacterial, oral gingivitis, parotiditis, sialadenitis Cancer- Lymphoma of any type, oral or pharyngeal cancers, rarely other cancers, some leukemias. If duration has been more than a week and /or symptoms are severe you should see your primary care physician and get checked soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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What can cause swollen lymph nodes?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

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

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Board Certified, Hematology
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Dugan
Board Certified, Hematology
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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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Can diabetes medicine cause swollen lymph nodes?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Can diabetes medicine cause swollen lymph nodes?

It would be: Very uncommon. More likely an infection of some sort, . ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Inflammation Of The Gums (Definition)

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can ...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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