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Causes Of Swollen Or Sore Endocrine Glands
Hives: 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
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
Had swollen neck glands.what causes discomfort in base of neck.Is it still bit of swelling from glands or thyroid.sometimes there is a horrible taste?
Cold: Yes. Infection of any kind be it bacterial or viral can cause swollen glands and a sore throat. If your symptoms resolve but your glands remain swollen after several months you should just have it checked out by a physician but swollen glands are very common and not usually concerning when you are sick. ...Read more
Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary glands. Swollen salivary glands can be result of a blocked salivary duct, infection, or tumor. If there is a blocked duct, the swelling may come and go when eating. Pain may be present in all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more
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