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Causes Of Swollen Jaw Lymph Glands
Yes: What you see on the outside, a 'pin head' size lesion, may be enormous underneath where you cannot see, inside the tooth. We see this all the time. A radiograph is used to determine the extent of the decay. It may be so deep that the nerve has been affected, and it seems that way from your symptoms. Go see a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more
Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. Bruxism, parotid gland problem.. I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more
Yes: But so can diseased teeth and/or gums. How long has it been since your last dental and medical check-ups? ...Read more
Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. In the area under the tongue/floor of mouth, a salivary gland can be the cause with a duct obstruction. ...Read more
I had a protected sex 2 months ago, then I got Swollen Lymph Gland under my left jaw, just on the left side it's been for a while, is it HIV symptom?
Hello, im not clear on whether I have a cyst or a swollen lymph gland. It is under my jaw next to my artery. It Hurts when I move or touch it.
Do see a doc...: A new growth like you described, needs to be examined by a doctor. It may be either of the things you described or something else but only by seeing the location and getting a feel of it would a doc know what to do next. Best to you. ...Read more
Continuous chains: Lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They are all connected so they cannot just break off, it may have shrunk or pushed deep. ...Read more
How do I know if I'm feeling a swollen lymph node under the jaw (near chin) or my salivary gland? It's on both sides, feels like a nonmoveable ball.
Duration?: Likely a reactive lymph node. If persists another week, see ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more
I have two painless swollen lymph nodes on right jaw (i think submandibular gland) for quite some time. I can feel them with hands. I use snuff.
Needs eval: These need to be evaluated by your doctor or ENT specialist. You are correct to be concerned, especially since you appropriately report you use snuff which can contribute to the risk of mouth cancer even, unfortunately, at your young age. The fact that they are painless and you don't report an associated infection is also concerning. Make an appointment today. Best wishes. ...Read more
Infection healed, lymph nodes increasing?! I had 3 swollen in underarm and now 1 in other arm. Behind back of my head, have 2 bumps and swollen gland?
Go back to doc: To be certain everything is ok. May still be clearing but be certain you are fine. ...Read more
Day 3 after tonsillectomy. Very swollen & tender lymph glands causing sore neck, teeth, face, and head. Is this normal? What can I do to relieve pain?
Yes: If taking antibiotics, after 3 days, might wanna consider changing antibiotic. First 3 days are the worst. You should start to feel progressively better every day thereafter. An antiinfllamatory in combination with the antibiotics usually causes almost complete resolution of these symptoms. ...Read more
I have very painful swollen glands on my jaw, in front of my ear, and my lymph nodes behin my ear and neck are swollen and extremely painful. I have seen a doctor and I was told that my body is fighting infection, but I don't have any other signs. Could t
Tingling in left arm, sum chest pain, swollen and painful lymph node glands. Light head ringin in ears. Chesty cough?
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor. ...Read more
If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node under right jaw line that gets hard when I smoke cigs and soft when I stop it swells and hurts what could cause this.?
Salivary gland stone:
I suspect you may be dealing with sialolithiasis: a stone in the submandibular salivary gland or duct. Pain and swelling often increases with eating, although I'm not aware of any association with smoking. Will often respond to conservative Rx. SEE > http://bit. Ly/1RH2Sx7
See your physician. ...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 lymph node at the side of my neck and last night I discovered that a gland is swollen at the back of my neck what may cause this?
I seem to have swollen painful lymph nodes under my jaw every month for about 4 days before ovulation. Coincidence or can ovulation cause this?
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
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
I have a swollen lymph node under my right jaw the size of nearly 2 fingers. I have no other symptoms. What could cause this?
If I bite my tongue a lot and make it bleed could this cause swollen cervical and jaw lymph nodes that stay swollen since I keep doing this?
Maybe: If you bite your tongue frequently, you are providing entry points for bacteria from your mouth, teeth and gums. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis or other oral infections, you can infect your tongue. This could be the cause of swollen lymph nodes. See your dentist for a comprehensive dental evaluation and your family doctor for evaluation of the cervical lymphadnopathy. ...Read more
Possible cause of pain in swollen bump (lymph node? Gland?) in l labia major that can be felt from rolling fingers over l outside/top and middle? 22.
Many causes: It is difficult to tell from your description. It is not a lymph node. It could be plug up gland. The best is to see a doc. ...Read more
Depends on severity: I presume you mean BaRber's itch or pseudofolliculitis: irritation of hair follicles due to shaving. It is not uncommon for this irritation to lead to inflammation or even low grade infection. At least mild swelling of lymph nodes could result from this. Stay well:) ...Read more
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