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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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What can I do to reduce swelling of the lymph nodes / salivary glands?

What can I do to reduce swelling of the lymph nodes / salivary glands?

See your Dentist: You need to see your dentist to determine if the swelling is lymph node or salivary, very different treatment depending on location. ...Read more

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Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling: Can't see your other question...system doesn't work that way. As a general rule, any pain, swelling, or bleeding should be immediately investigated. Could be lymph nodes swollen from trying to filter an infection, or partially blocked salivary gland, or draining abscess, or so many other things. Bite the bullet, call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a very Sore area on my upper right breast, near my arm pit - maybe a tender lymph gland. It's feels bruised and sore to touch but no swelling.?

I have a very Sore area on my upper right breast, near my arm pit - maybe a tender lymph gland. It's feels bruised and sore to touch but no swelling.?

Lump on Breast: I am very conservative when it comes to new Breast lumps. I feel they all should be checked out. This is both for your piece of mind and because missing something is potentially devastating. Your chances of it being anything is low but not zero. Please make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can CBC show the causes of swelling lymph nodes?

Can CBC show the causes of swelling lymph nodes?

No it is only a guid: It is only a guide and your physician will need a lot more information and if necessary a lymph node biopsy or removal. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of lymph fluid causing swelling all over?

What can be the cause of lymph fluid causing swelling all over?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could cause lymph node swelling?

What could cause lymph node swelling?

Inflammation: Local injury, local inflammation, boils, abcesses, r/o serous problems like tumor, cancer etc. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause pain and swelling of lymph node?

Can cyst cause pain and swelling of lymph node?

Unlikely: 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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Is there anything that can cause lymph node swelling throughout the body?

Is there anything that can cause lymph node swelling throughout the body?

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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Can allergies cause ing lymph node swelling and persistence for 7 weeks?

Can allergies cause ing lymph node swelling and persistence for 7 weeks?

Consider other cause: Lymph notes become tender and swollen whenever that area of the body becomes inflamed. It is unlikely that allergy could cause this unless you have open sores or inflammation on your legs or genital area. It would be advisable for you to have this checked out if it has continued for this long. To make sure you don't have a hidden infection ...Read more

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What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

Inflammation: Classically lymph node swelling is due to some type of inflammation or localized infection. Infection around the ear and scalp may cause intermittent preauricular lymph node swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause swelling in lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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 could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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 could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?

What could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?

Could be: Lymph nodes are all over the body. You cannot feel most of them but the head and neck area have many which can be felt and that shallow pocket above your collarbone is one area where they are appreciated. There are, however, other causes for swelling and depending upon your symptoms, if this doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more

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Am experiencing pain, redness, and significant swelling of what I believe to be the cubital lymph node. Possible causes?

Possible...: If by cubital you mean the anterior elbow area this could be related to an infection (cellulitis or abscess), cyst, bursitis. It would need to be examined in order to give you a final answer. Make an appointment with your doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection (especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause swelling of the lymph nodes?

Can seasonal allergies cause swelling of the lymph nodes?

Yes: Seasonal allergies can cause localized node swelling if there is a secondary infection. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

What other diseases that cause swelling in armpits and feet lymph node?

They react to all: 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 causes occipital lymph node swelling? I'm pretty sure that's what I have on the left side it's only one it's been there for about 3 months

What causes occipital lymph node swelling? I'm pretty sure that's what I have on the left side it's only one it's been there for about 3 months

Ans: The lymph nodes can become inflamed for many reSons. You may have had an infection and thus the lymph nodes become reactive. They do eventually resolve takes a while. Now considering the nodes are enlarged only on one side and you are so young best to see a doctor and get examined ...Read more

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