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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely , consult your doctor for treatment. Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve.Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

Unrelated: The enlarged thymus is not related to a sinus infection. Enlarged lymph nodes may also not be related to an infection a year ago. You need to have those symptoms checked for other causes. ...Read more

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Sinus infection & swollen glands in neck. Day 2 of zpak. The swollen glands are a pain! How can I help it/make it go away?

Sinus infection & swollen glands in neck. Day 2 of zpak. The swollen glands are a pain! How can I help it/make it go away?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen glands are your lymph nodes doing what they are supposed to be doing, helping you eradicate the infection and kill the organisms causing it. You do not want to make them go away, even if you could, and you cannot. ...Read more

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Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus.Infection?

Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus.Infection?

You need help: Dental abscess will not repair itself. Call your dentist before infection gets worse. Sinus infection, nasal congestion, etc, is a medical, not a dental, issue. Make appointment w your physician. Swollen glands may be due to either or both. You need help...Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read more

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Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands,hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands,hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more

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Went for an Mri scan showed sinus congestion and swollen glands. Follow up blood test been referred to a specialist what could this be for Sinusitis?

Went for an Mri scan showed sinus congestion and swollen glands. Follow up blood test been referred to a specialist what could this be for Sinusitis?

MRI is not: actually generally done for sinus infection both because it is a LOT of work for a minor condition (there goes the NH budget !!!) but also because it isn't very predictive of who benefits from treatment. Studies have shown that looking for purulence at the back of the throat is a better test. this doesn't quite make sense. ...Read more

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3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

Could be either, or?: You are correct in presuming that typically swollen lymph nodes are due to an infection nearby. Bacterial infections may be more likely to cause this than viral, but both can do it. Laryngeal/throat infection more likely to cause than higher up sinuses. Watch these glands. If they don't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have your doctor examine you. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes are tumor, not infection. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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