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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Infected Lymph Glands

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If my lymph gland is slightly swolen, could that mean my tragus piercing is infected or being rejected?

If my lymph gland is slightly swolen, could that mean my tragus piercing is infected or being rejected?

Possibly: Any infection can cause a lymphnode to be inflamed. If your piercing is red or inflamed it might be the source. ...Read more

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9yr old boy right leg limph gland up but no signs of infected sores on lower part of his body? Restless night; complained that leg was sore. Temp high

9yr old boy right leg limph gland up but no signs of infected sores on lower part of his body? Restless night; complained that leg was sore. Temp high

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

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

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If your gums get infected can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

If your gums get infected can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Possibly: Any infection in the mouth can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Get it evaluated! ...Read more

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What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

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

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What bacteria can cause an infected lymph node?

What bacteria can cause an infected lymph node?

Bacteria: Staph and strep bacteria may cause inflammation and infection. Viral infection may also involve the lymph nodes. See a physician for diagnosis, treatment and possibly a culture. ...Read more