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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is it possible to have enlarged lymph nodes with hoshimotos hyper thyroidism? And why they need a biopsy?

Is it possible to have enlarged lymph nodes with hoshimotos hyper thyroidism? And why they need a biopsy?

Common: Seeing mildly enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is very common with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. We usually do not biopsy these lymph nodes unless there is something suspicious about them (large size, abnormal blood flow within the lymph node). Are they looking to biopsy a lymph node or a thyroid nodule?

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Can thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Can thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

No: But the most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease which can have swollen lymph nodes.

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Does thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Does thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Thyroid.: The simple answer is no! If your lymph nodes swell your doctor will tell you what needs to be done.

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So can shaving around neck area cause lymph nodes to swell up and down? Crevicle and chin nodes.

So can shaving around neck area cause lymph nodes to swell up and down? Crevicle and chin nodes.

Prob not: While shaving can cause minor cuts in the skin, and therefore theoretically increase risk of a skin infection, which could lead to some swollen lymph nodes, this is not common. (you should wash your face before shaving). If you're saying someone has multiple enlarged lymph nodes from their chin down to their clavicle, I would recommend they see their doctor for an evaluation.

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Can an abscess on your gums that look black cause your lymph nodes to swell in the neck and armpits?

Can an abscess on your gums that look black cause your lymph nodes to swell in the neck and armpits?

Possibly: Abscesses that cause a lot of swelling in the mouth are the type that can spread to neck lymph nodes. This then becomes a cellulitis and can spread along facial planes to the heart, or even upward to the brain. Any mouth swelling should be checked by your dentist.

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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked

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What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal.

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Can Trichomoniasis cause the lymph nodes in a man's neck to swell?

Can Trichomoniasis cause the lymph nodes in a man's neck to swell?

Here are some. ..: Persistent (growing) Lymph node swelling of the neck should be evaluated as soon as possible. Trichomonas vaginalis chiefly infects genital tract of both sex, more in females, through sexual intercourse. Occasionally anorectal infection may occur, but it has been not known to involve oropharynx. So, see Doc timely for sweeling neck lymph nodes of unclear cause. Best...

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The lymph nodes on the back of my neck seem to swell and hurt when my allergies flare up. Could allergies cause this and how can I relieve it?

The lymph nodes on the back of my neck seem to swell and hurt when my allergies flare up. Could allergies cause this and how can I relieve it?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes react to inflammation at times by swelling and tenderness. As long as they recede this is a benign situation. It's probable that inflammation of the nose and throat during allergic reactions are causing this in your case. Avoiding specific allergens and taking antihistamines, decongestants and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help.

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What would cause the lymph nodes under my neck swell? I have no other symptoms.

What would cause the lymph nodes under my neck swell? I have no other symptoms.

Infection: Enlarged lymph nodes are usually in reaction to some kind of infection. However, there are also lymph cancers that could also cause it. Therefore you should see your doctor. Furthermore other things in your neck may enlarge and your doctor can tell if you are feeling lymph nodes or something else.

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Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?

Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?

It is possible: If the maxillary sinus is inflamed, acute sinusitis can sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck area. If concerned, see your PCP for consultation.

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Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

HIghly unlikely: If done with sterile precautions. However, the armpit lymph nodes connect to those along the sub clavicle vein nodes and then into the neck. If the lump was cancer, you will need to have sentinel nodes checked, and if these neck nodes do not subside, they too need biopsy.

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Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Not likely: Because the lymph drainage from the breast is to axillary and internal mammary (inside the chest near the breast bone) lymph nodes. There might be something else going on. Consult surgeon who did your lump removal.

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Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes?

Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous.

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first.

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Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

It can: Low likelihood, but it's possible that thyroid disease, untreated, can potentially have an adverse effect on sperm.

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more