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Dr. Tarek Hamid
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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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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


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Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

Can a gum and tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes. Is this even possible?

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

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Would it be possible that a gum an tooth infection cause swollen lymph nodes any dentist or people who had this?

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

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Could swollen lymph nodes with normal CBC in neck be from wisdome tooth extraction 10months ago? Had bad infection & hole in sinuses at the time

Could swollen lymph nodes with normal CBC  in neck be from wisdome tooth extraction  10months ago? Had bad infection & hole in sinuses at the time

Lymphadenopathy: If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the cervical chain it would be advisable to have this looked at by an experienced clinician. Most are quite benign, but can also be suggestive of potential problems. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Definitely yes: Dental infection if not treated it can lead to serious complications. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, eyes, ears, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics and painkillers will give you only a temporary relief. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Ccan a bladder infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

No, it does not: If your groin nodes are enlarged it may be more due to skin infections around the private parts including vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a fungal toe infection cause swollen lymph nodes in groin?

Possible: If the infection gets into the blood stream it can cause a systemic infection. ...Read more

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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


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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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