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Dental Problems And Swollen Lymph Nodes
Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?
Find new Dentist: Find a new Dentist, one with training in Pathology, such as an Oral Surgeon, and start the diagnostic process again. You have a source of infection somewhere that must be located to be treated. ...Read more
Yes: Rotted = Infection. If you had virulent infection anywhere else in your body would you let it go untreated? ...Read more
A dental infection certainly can cause lymph nodes to become infected and swollen, especially lower teeth. Swelling requires a careful dental exam and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: The upper wisdom teeth if infected/inflammed can affect those lymph nodes. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for 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. Persistence requires evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck and now I've been told I have low iron could that be the problem of my swollen lymph nodes?
Iron: Iron deficiency doesn't cause swollen lymph nodes. You should follow up with a physician to find out the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
String like cord under my armpit after having swollen Lymph nodes or boil. What is the problem? Should I worry?
Probable vein: Once swollen lymph nodes are noted in axilla, they are in close proximity to the main axillary artery and vein in that region. The nodes are associated with a secondary inflammatory process that has probably produced a thrombosis in side veins adjacent to the main vein draining the arm thru axilla into subclavian vein. Best approach if no temp present Is to use warm compresses over the area. ...Read more
I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?
Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes under my chin and neck what could it be I was recently prescribed amoxicillen and cipro (ciprofloxacin) will either clear my problem up?
Possibly, however. .: You are describing enlargement of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) which are located in various places of the body and function as defenses fighting infections and other foreign material in the blood. You could have a skin infection in head/neck area, a tooth infection, etc. If the nodes don't go away after the rx, first see a dentist, and if that doesn't care of it, an ENT doc. Important. ...Read more
Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.
Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are symptomatic can contribute to pain and swelling of the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Alt 110, AST 90, swollen lymph nodes for 5 mons with on and off pain. No other symps HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV all negative. What could be the problem? Thanks
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
It must be reason:
For that, the most common are:
3-inflammation: infiltration with inflammatory cells during infection or inflammation in a region of a given lymph node.
5-cancer of the blood: uncontrolled, malignant multiplication of lymphocytes as in lymphoma or leukemia. ...Read more
Good health, maybe: Everybody has a few swollen lymph nodes around their bodies. If you feel well otherwise, and the nodes are not super-big or fixed to surrounding structures, they are your friends. Something as simple as going barefoot in the summer can make impressive nodes pop up in your groin. If you're asymptomatic, be happy. ...Read more
Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...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
It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma. ...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
It all Depends: Our lymph system is healthy when it is active, protecting us from infections, even if we cannot feel we have been exposed to a foreign bug or substance. So, in general lymph node activity should reassure us of our health. Now, if the nodes keep growing, become painful or persist well past the time of fighting off an infection then medical care should be sought for evaluation. ...Read more
No a good sign: If u have swollen gland u need to see an oncologist /hematologist ...Read more
See your doctor:
There are many causes of swollen lymph nodes. Most are benign and related to infection. These usually are gone quickly. Some have serious causes and may need significant treatment.
In order to decide how to treat, we need to first know what we are treating. The diagnosis will tell us the best way to treat.
Your doctor would need to evaluate the swollen nodes first. ...Read more
Often it is from inf:
Most often, infections cause lymph nodes to swell up; they are usually painful.
But painless swelling of lymph nodes can be more serious and often it is caused by cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) or spread of cancer from inside into lymph nodes will cause them to swell up. ...Read more
Slight tenderness: You will feel slight tenderness in a small spot that will feel like a little bump under the skin! ...Read more
You need a physical:
It is not normal to have swollen lymph nodes. The first thing that you need to figure out is why you are having such a problem. Many times infections are the cause of swollen lymph nodes but there are many other causes. Your pcp can help you figure that out and once that is figured out you can get appropriate treatment. Please call your pcp and ask for an appointment.
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Antibiotics: If this is not effective...May need to have doctor take a closer look including a biopsy of one of the nodes. ...Read more
You can estimate the: Lymph nodes can be measured in size by you or by your physicians. You can grab the lymph node between your thumb and one of the fingers and mark the distance between the two borders and put a scale on the two dots along the borders. There you have the size, commonly expressed as diameter in centimeters. ...Read more