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Can Tooth Infection Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes
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 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
Extreme fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. Checked out by surgeon. CBC: White blood cells in normal range, lymphocytes 53% ESR and CRP ok. No fever, I gained weight. Doctors say an infection. Ideas?
Yes.: Swelling of the gums and soft tissue around an infected tooth is common. If there is a lot of inflammation, or the infection is not treated, the lymph nodes that drain the area of infection will enlarge as part of the immune response, just as would happen with other infections like a cold or strep throat. ...Read more
Can a swollen lymph node in your throat cause mucus and sinus issues? Had a horrible tooth infection and tooth was removed Monday please help
Node: The swollen lymph node is responding to some sort of infection (tooth, sinus, throat), not causing it. ...Read more
Yes: The swollen lymph node would be somewhat tender and on the same side if due to infected tooth. ...Read more
A dental infection certainly can cause lymph nodes to become infected and swollen, especially lower teeth. Swelling requires a careful dental exam and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: The upper wisdom teeth if infected/inflammed can affect those lymph nodes. ...Read more
Yes: Rotted = Infection. If you had virulent infection anywhere else in your body would you let it go untreated? ...Read more
Pain in ear and around ear. Swollen lymph node below ear, loss of balance. Had 2 abscessed teeth removed. Could another tooth infection move to ear?
Need doctor's help! Will lymph nodes on other side of body enlarge from tooth infection on other side?
Not likely: The infection will almost always stay on the same side. There is tissue to prevent drainage from going to the other side. ...Read more
Yes: An infected impacted tooth can cause these. A panoramic xray or a cat scan may be needed to properly diagnose and treat. Visit your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
Would it be possible that a gum an tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes any dentist or people who had this?
It is possible: Any infection in an area can cause swollen nodes or glands. Consult your dentist or physician immediately for an exam. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes for 6 months. Thought to be from wisdom tooth infection, now 5 weeks removed. Nodes still swollen/mildly tender/rubbery. Cancer?
Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Nodal Swelling: Typically the submandibular chain and sometimes the superficial cervical chain, although more rarely, the preauricular chain and buccal. ...Read more
See a doctor: It is very unlikely but if you have an infected tooth than you need to see a dentist. You must also see a doctor for your swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Yes: Any infection can be associated with enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
What could causes be for swollen lymph nodes in groin and behind neck. Had a infection month ago then sinusitis. Fine now bit still have cough?
If you have swollen lymph nodes (anywhere), would that mean that there is some sort of infection, which may cause a higher white blood cell count?
Enlarged node: Lymph nodes often enlarge during an infection. As lymphocytes proliferate the lymph node expands. There is pain as the capsule stretches. The white blood cell count is often elevated during an infection. ...Read more
I've got a kinda swollen lymph node in the corner of my jaw with mouth, ear and jaw pain since my wisdom teeth were removed on September 4. Infection?
No: Swollen lymph nodes under armpits suggests a more systemic problem. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I heard that deodorant containing propylene glycol could cause swollen lymph nodes. I'm using minoxidil 5% with propylene glycol in the content and experiencing swollen lymph nodes. I'm 100% sure that this minoxidil solution is causing it. Is propylene glyc
Propylene glycol: PG is considered safe for ingestion by the FDA. There is no evidence linking PG to cancer, illness, or enlarged lymph nodes. Chances are that you read something written by someone with something to sell, such as a PG free product. Regarding your lymph nodes, everybody has them, and they are often palpable, even when completely normal. You are young for male pattern baldness, though. Seek MD advice ...Read more
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
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
Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more
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