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Can Swollen Lymph Nodes Cause Jaw Pain
Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords . In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more
It depends: We need to know more . How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? if they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes(Tender to touch) ...Read more
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Yes and maybe...: Gingivitis will start a response in your immune system that would potentially involve lymph nodes in your neck. Oral infection does not however directly recruit lymph nodes in the groin area. While it's possible you have a systemic condition that is affecting both areas, it may be multiple problems at the same time. Brush & floss daily; see your dentist & your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abcessed tooth: An upper tooth that is abcessed can cause pain that seems like it is in the ear. Axillary lymph nodes are in the chest and arm pit, and would not be swollen due to an abcessed tooth. You need to see a dentist for the abcessed tooth. If you have swollen axillary lymph nodes, you need to see your medical doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but: Swollen lymph nodes can occur with teething, but it is not the most common symptom during teething. The swollen nodes might mean your child is coming down with some other type of infection. Monitor your child's temperature closely and encourage fluids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Parotid nodes: The major sites of node involvement in the H&N area are related to the jugular nodes. If not of primary lymphomatous origin the nodes are metastatic usually from thyroid or oral squamous lesions metastatic to neck. In the area between ear and jaw the parotid is a major structure with multiple nodes either metastatic from cutaneous regions or from a primary parotid lesion. Bx may be needed. ...Read more
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
No : Swollen lymph nodes do not cause back pain. However the swollen lymph nodes suggest an inflammatory or infectious process happening in your body. If this does not resolve i would seek medical evaluation to determine why you have swollen lymph nodes and why you are having back pain. ...Read more
Depends on severity: I presume you mean BaRber's itch or pseudofolliculitis: irritation of hair follicles due to shaving. It is not uncommon for this irritation to lead to inflammation or even low grade infection. At least mild swelling of lymph nodes could result from this. Stay well:) ...Read more
Usuallynot: What kind of allergies are you talking about? Is it nasal or some other area? where are the swollen lymph nodes located? You have to give us complete information...otherwise you will get incomplete answers! ...Read more
Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa , an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more
Yes: Hsv1, the virus that causes cold sores, can definitely make these lymph nodes enlarged. If you have an active sore on your mouth, and your neck and collarbone lymph nodes are enlarged and sore, they should improve as the sore improves. If you don't have a sore, they don't improve, or you have painless, enlarged lymph nodes, you should be examined by a doctor. Don't wait too long! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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