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Cause Of Swollen Gland On Esophagus
Infection: The glands are lymph nodes. They are factories that produce antibidies. When they work overtime, as in the case of an infection, they swell and become painful. Have the area evaluated by a dentist asap. ...Read more
Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland under my arm out. I just noticed it this morning in the shower. What could cause this?
This could be: Related to an infection, or a cyst. If it gets larger and doesn't go away in 1-2 weeks see a doctor ...Read more
I have been having a combination of a wet and dry cough. I now have a swollen gland is it possible that coughing can cause this?
Swollen gland: The swollen gland is probably a lymph node caused by the bacteria or virus that caused the cough and cold in the first place. Most of these swollen glands will resolve over time. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if you have any night sweats you should see you doctor. I hope you feel better soon. Good luck! Hope this helped. ...Read more
Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more
The cause for hives is often obscure unless one can specifically identify the trigger (food, drug, viral infection). In chronic hives, about 30% is considered an autoimmune process.
As for swollen neck glands, any inflammation from the neck up may cause it. However, if present for more than a few weeks, one needs to consider a blood disorder such as lymphoma. ...Read more
Asymptomatic LN: I assume you mean swollen lymph nodes without any symptoms. This can be from a variety of different things. Infection generally causes symptoms however granulomas or cancer may not initially cause symptoms. Any asymptomatic swelling should be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether further testing should be done. ...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
Call your doctor: This forum is inadequate to appropriately tackle this question. Call your doctor. ...Read more
I've been having a swollen feeling on both sides of the lower part of the front neck. Could this mean my glands are swollen and what causes it?
Possible: It could also be your throid gland. See your doctor to differentiate. Either way needs attention and treatment soon. ...Read more
The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?
May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days, seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more
My gland underneath my tongue is really swollen, can you tell me what would cause that and if I need to go to a dr? If I do need to see a dr or a dent
Check it out: Swollen glands are not always serious, but they are never "normal". If not associated with an obvious illness like a current cold or flu, they should be checked out with your doctor this week. Many kinds of infections first appear like this. Some are minor, some very serious. More rarely, some kinds of cancers appear this way. ...Read more
LAP: Infection typically makes your throat glands to swell. ...Read more
They could be the comorbid conditions., but the salivary glands may become inflamed and swollen because of infection, tumors, or stones.
If concern see your PCP for more information. ...Read more