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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Or Sore Endocrine Glands

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Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Yes.: Whether lymph nodes or other glands that are swollen - this can cause pain. ...Read more

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


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Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch..what is the likely cause ?

Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch..what is the likely cause ?

Herpes: Sounds like herpetic lesions and the reaction of regional lymph glands! This would be more likely than not ORAL herpes ("cold sore") type. Check it out with your Primary Care Provider! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Piercing: The tragus is part of the ear. A piercing can certainly introduce bacteria into your tissues and they can spread to lymph nodes, but the lymph nodes that are likely to be affected would be just in front of the ear. It would not be very likely for you to have a sore throat as a result of such a piercing. ...Read more

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I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What  would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

Parotitis: Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid gland, which is a salivary gland on the side of the face just in front of and under the ear. Given the associated bad taste, i suspect you may have a bacterial infection of that gland and a course of antibiotics is recommended. You can see your primary care physician for this problem. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen and tender gland in the neck?

What would cause a swollen and tender gland in the neck?

A variety of things: Infectious mononucleosis is just one of numerous illnesses which can present in this fashion. Please go see your doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen glands on neck (back and front). Slight sore throat and headache not too bad but no other symptoms?

What could cause swollen glands on neck (back and front). Slight sore throat and headache not too bad but no other symptoms?

Get checked.: Allergies can present like this sometimes. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it helps. if not, it's likely a viral or bacterial infection. Strep can present with minor symptoms, especially in adults, so it is important to get checked for this, especially if you have been exposed to strep or if kids around you have sore throats, and fever. ...Read more

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What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

Neck Veins: If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick ...Read more