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Enlarged Glands (Overview)

Glands that are bigger than usual.


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I have a lighter period. For the past week and half I have had enlarged montgomery glands. Possible causes of enlarged montgomery glands?

I have a lighter period. For the past week and half I have had enlarged montgomery glands. Possible causes of enlarged montgomery glands?

Hormones: Changed. But I would check a pregnancy test to be certain you are not pregnant and at risk of a miscarriage. If it is positive call your OB right away. ...Read more

Enlarged Glands (Overview)

Glands that are bigger than usual.


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How to reduce enlarged glands?

How to reduce enlarged glands?

See your doctor: The answer for you is to be seen by your doctor so that he/she can determine why you have enlarged glands, and what is the best course of action to take to help resolve them, if needed. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

Please help! What is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving your body; avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Yes and no.: Tuberculous lymph nodes should shrink with successful treatment, but maybe not all the way to normal size. Lung scarring would not be caused by "extra pulmonary" tb, but there have been pulmonary TB first that scarred or some other lung process. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of swollen glands?

Is there a good way to get rid of swollen glands?

See your doc: "swollen glands" (lymph nodes or any other "glands") is not a disease but a symptom. You need to see your doc who will determine why they are swollen and then prescribe the proper therapy. Don't wait too long, please. Hope it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Any advice- woke up this morning with swollen glands, no other symptoms. Go to dr or can I treat it/prevent it from worsening?

Any advice- woke up this morning with swollen glands, no other symptoms. Go to dr or can I treat it/prevent it from worsening?

Depends: You must be more descriptive. What glands? Where? Is it on both sides? How swolen? Is there any pain.?
Glands usually are lymph glands and when these swell it is usually because they are filtering out some infection. ...Read more

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How to reduce enlarged glands?

See your doctor: The answer for you is to be seen by your doctor so that he/she can determine why you have enlarged glands, and what is the best course of action to take to help resolve them, if needed. ...Read more

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Causes of painful enlarged glands in 36 year old female with history of illnesses in the past?

Causes of painful enlarged glands in 36 year old female with history of illnesses in the past?

Please tell: Us the glands (lymph nodes?) you are referring to & the location. Can clarify and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

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Enlarged glands in my throat. What could be wrong?

Enlarged glands in my throat. What could be wrong?

LAP: Could be as simple as as reactive lap or some thing more serious as lymphoma. ...Read more

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Enlarged glands with mono common first week in college?

Yes: But there are many other potential causes for "swollen glands", and if there is a significant question about these the student should drop into the student health department and be examined. ...Read more

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Can frequent blood draws and/or IV's cause enlarged glands in the armpit?

Can frequent blood draws and/or IV's cause enlarged glands in the armpit?

No: enlarged glands in armpit is not from blood draws. Likely due to some type of infection. See a physician. Good health. ...Read more

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I have high WBC counts and enlarged glands in the neck. On antibotics but did not work. What's next?

I have high WBC counts and enlarged glands in the neck. On antibotics but did not work. What's next?

See below...: The glands you are talking about are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If the enlargement is persistent and does not react to antibiotics, a lymph node biopsy may be a reasonable next step. ...Read more

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Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

Infection?: Lymph nodes (glands) usually enlarge when they work hard to fight off infections. Five months is a long time to go w/o checking w/ a doctor for the cause. There are other things under jaws - salivary glands, thyroid, etc. Have an exam - perhaps see an ENT specialist. Something is not right and it's not self-correcting so far. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 40 yrs old and have been diagnose with stage 3 myelofibrosis. I have a mildly enlarged spleen an bad headaches, swollen glands in my neck.?

I'm 40 yrs old and have been diagnose with stage 3 myelofibrosis. I have a mildly enlarged spleen an bad headaches, swollen glands in my neck.?

40with myelofibrosis: Enlarged spleen may be associated with Myelofibrosis.
Headaches swollen glands may be related some infection in immunocompromised. (POOR RESISTANCE TO FIGHT INFECTION)
BETTER ASK YOUR oncologist ( (WHO TREATS CANCER LIKE DISEASES) to refer you to family physician or internist. ...Read more

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Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve. Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Yes and no.: Tuberculous lymph nodes should shrink with successful treatment, but maybe not all the way to normal size. Lung scarring would not be caused by "extra pulmonary" tb, but there have been pulmonary TB first that scarred or some other lung process. ...Read more

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I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

Unrelated: The enlarged thymus is not related to a sinus infection. Enlarged lymph nodes may also not be related to an infection a year ago. You need to have those symptoms checked for other causes. ...Read more

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Enlarged glands in neck, collarbones, armpits, groin, for 3 yrs no infection but slight raised protein in blood recentand folate (folic acid) low, im 26, is it lymphoma?

Enlarged glands in neck, collarbones, armpits, groin, for 3 yrs no infection but slight raised protein in blood recentand folate (folic acid) low, im 26, is it lymphoma?

Unlikely: Watch them to see if they increase in size. As long as the size of the nodes is smaller than 1.5cm, I would not consider it to be a lymphoma. But if they grow in size up to 2 cm, then a biopsy should be considered. That is the final proof as to what is the cause for their enlargement. ...Read more

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Gerd petechiae enlarge liver no hep some blood in urine 2 Swollen glands neck elevated lymphocytes but hiv neg after 7 months? What could it be help!

Gerd petechiae enlarge liver no hep some blood in urine 2 Swollen glands neck elevated lymphocytes but hiv neg after 7 months? What could it be help!

Specialist: My advice is to consult an infectious disease specialist. Although rare, seronegative cases of hiv do occur and require a RNA testing to detect viremia although I would expect the specialist to order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis in your case after he/she evaluates you. Bring all your test results to the appointment. ...Read more

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It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

Complicated: Your symptoms suggest a viral cause. The fatigue, gland swelling and rapid thyroid enlargement indicate a systemic (total body process). By the fact you have had a ct scan I assume you have seen a doctor. Hopefully bloodwork was done and the information will be helpful. Your most important issue right now is your airway, if you are having trouble breathing you need to go to the hospital er asap. ...Read more

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How do you develope swollen glands?

Lymphadenopathy: Enlargement of the lymph nodes is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. Most commonly, in healthy individuals, the glands (lymph nodes) will enlarge as they work to fight off infections, be they viral and or bacterial...For example a child with a sore throat may develop associated swollen glands. If they stay enlarged, then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Swollen glands be related to gallbladder attacks?

Swollen glands be related to gallbladder attacks?

Gall bladder: Gall bladder pain is usually colicky (comes and goes) associated with eating meals in right upper quadrant of abdomen, nausea, abdominal bloating but no association with swollen glands or lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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Swollen glands in groin?

Common: This is often a benign finding, but if large and bulky or matted or progressively increasing in size or very firm or painful, may want to have these evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more