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Doctor insights on: Can Swollen Lymph Nodes Be Related To A Poor Diet

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Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Definitely: Swollen lymph nodes are one of the body's chief ways to ward off disease from infection, tumors, etc. Small lymph vessels connect each node like a string of pearls trapping cellular debris and fluid to be filtered, drained, and diseases destroyed by this lymphatic system located everywhere throughout the body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to infection which drains to the nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What can be done about swollen lymph nodes?

What can be done about swollen lymph nodes?

Depends: The treatment would depend upon the diagnosis. The best route of action is to speak with your physician. If the nodes are only slightly enlarged then monitoring may be the best option; if they are large and accessible then biopsy may be the way to go. In addition, any work-up will also depend upon how long the nodes have bee there. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How can I treat multiple swollen lymph nodes?

How can I treat multiple swollen lymph nodes?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection. If the underlying infection is determined and treated, the associated lymph node will likely shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes myself?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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When should you be worried about swollen lymph nodes?

Persistence: When nodes in lymph node bearing areas such as neck, axilla and groin are non tender, firm and persist at least at 1 cm. Size, exam of neck, and chest well should be performed to rule out existing primary ie. Thyroid, breast Ca or skin malignancies. If the nodes progress in size and number with no primary identified one should consider bx for lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have swollen lymph nodes without any cause?

Is it possible to have swollen lymph nodes without any cause?

No: There are always reasons for swollen lymph nodes. Some reasons are known, and others are not. Just because we don't yet know the reason, it does not mean the swollen lymph node occurred without any cause. Some of the causes are injury, injection, inflammation, autoimmune disease, cancer... ...Read more

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What could multiple swollen lymph nodes in different locations mean?

What could multiple swollen lymph nodes in different locations mean?

Many things: Many causes for enlarged nodes, both malignant and not. You need to see a doc for a good physical exam and maybe additional tests. Do it asap. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

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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What exactly does it mean if I have swollen lymph nodes in multiple places?

Get it evaluated: It means that it absolutely needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. That includes, blood tests, scans and a possible biopsy of a node. Do not delay. ...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?

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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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large (more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections (tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But I would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more

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What are the reason for swollen lymph nodes?

Exam needed: A medical history, physical examination and appropriate tests will be needed to help determine the cause of swollen lymph nodes. Among the many possible causes are inflammation, infection, and cancers. ...Read more

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Could I I've blood with swollen lymph nodes?

Could I I've blood with swollen lymph nodes?

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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What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers.
Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes other part. Of the. Body, and getting bigger, needs to het quick check up by your dctor. ...Read more

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How can swollen lymph nodes develop into leukemia?

Spread from marrow: Swollen lymph nodes do not transform to leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer starting in the blood cells of the bone marrow., Their rapid growth allows them to build up in the bone marrow, replacing normal cells. At some point they leave the bone marrow and enter the blood stream.. Once in the blood, leukemia cells can spread to other organs including the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

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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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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My 5 month old has many swollen lymph nodes, please help?

See doctor: Many swollen lymph nodes would be a reason to see the doctor as soon as possible. Some blood testing will likely be done to find the cause. ...Read more

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I was wondering are swollen lymph nodes in armpits obvious?

If they: Are big enough, yes. Although they can also be high and hard to detect without a cat scan. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

Swollen lymph nodes after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

Unusual: This would be an unlikely side effect from a colonoscopy but anything is possible. Discuss this with your endoscopist to see if further testing is warranted or not. ...Read more

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Reoccuring swollen lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent this?

Prevent the cause: Usually swollen lymph is sign of either disease close by or disease of the lymph node itself. Please check it out. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sebasous cysts cause nearby swollen lymph nodes?

Help plz! Can sebasous cysts cause nearby swollen lymph nodes?

Occassionally: Sebaceous cysts arise in the skin as blackheads which then have capsular expansion and the development of the classic subcutaneous sebaceous cyst. Lymph nodes are the immune glands always found in proximity to major blood vessels like axillary, jugular or femoral vein. If a sebaceous cyst becomes infected because there is always a small opening at the skin level, infection could node swelling ...Read more

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What part of my underarms should I check for swollen lymph nodes?

Armpit (Axilla): The lymph nodes are located inside your armpit. In order to feel for them you should raise your arm and place one hand on your head and use the fingers of the other hand to feel for any rounded ball (small) like structures between the flat of your fingers and the chest wall. Normal nodes are not palpable but enlarged ones (>1 cm) are suspect and will require a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more