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Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

Yes, to both.: Certainly, pharyngitis can cause enlargement of lower jaw lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can become enlarged and tender in response to any regional or local infection. Keep taking your antibiotics and find out the results of your throat culture! See your doctor if you don't steadily improve. Get well soon! ...Read more

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Sudden lymph gland growh (near jaw). It grown and aches in 30minutes. What it may be?

Sudden lymph gland growh (near jaw). It grown and aches in 30minutes. What it may be?

Salivary gland stone: May not be lymph gland. May be salivary gland. Sudden swelling and pain or discomfort can be due to a stone stuck in salivary gland. Lymph nodes don't usually get big suddenly. Got fever? Is it warm? Dental problems? Any other swellings?Check with doc. Rx often with fluids, sour stuff (stimulate saliva production), warm compresses; sometimes antibiotics if evidence of infection. See your doc. ...Read more

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When lymph nodes/glands are swollen under the jaw, is something wrong?

When lymph nodes/glands are swollen under the jaw, is something wrong?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: A single localized lymph node is a sign of a local problem. I would look at other causes: teeth, mouth infections. However, it is a good idea to check HIV test. ...Read more

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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

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Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

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

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Hello I can feel a lymph node or a gland on both sides of my jaw, one in the lower back and two in the neck, i have no symptoms of a flu or a cold

Hello I can feel a lymph node or a gland on both sides of my jaw, one in the lower back and two in the neck, i have no symptoms of a flu or a cold

Depends on Health: You will need an examination and an evaluation. I doubt the one on the back is a lymph node and maybe his sister lipoma. So your physician is the best way to clarify this. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node or a gland right under the right side of my jaw it hurts to touch and kinda hurts when i talk. Hurts all the way to my ear help?

I have a lymph node or a gland right under the right side of my jaw it hurts to touch and kinda hurts when i talk. Hurts all the way to my ear help?

Some infection: A painful swollen node is a sign of an infection. On your jaw it could be from your teeth or another place in your neck or upper chest. The best way to know is to get an exam. If you can feel problems in your mouth it would be better to go to your dentist. ...Read more

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Dull continuous ache under my jaw on the left side (could be gland or lymph node) & up toward my ear. Duration of 3 days. Should I get it checked out?

Dull continuous ache under my jaw on the left side (could be gland or lymph node) & up toward my ear. Duration of 3 days. Should I get it checked out?

Pain under jaw: Pain under or around the jaw can be due to: TMJ (joint issues); dental issues (misalignment, cavity, abscess); if a mass is present, consider: infection, tumor (benign or malignant); severe pain down toward neck can be more serious and requires immediate treatment; referred pain to or from an ear issue is also possible. An MD can help you determine cause. Dr. Rex Ruiz in Centerville is honest MD. ...Read more

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I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?

I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?

maybe not lymph?: Are you certain that what you feel are lymph nodes? Perhaps it could be calcified scar tissue that healed like that after after your surgery? Have they been intermittently hard or constantly? If constant, it's possible they are clogged and may have to be opened. ...Read more

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Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.

Swelling: Can't see your other question...system doesn't work that way. As a general rule, any pain, swelling, or bleeding should be immediately investigated. Could be lymph nodes swollen from trying to filter an infection, or partially blocked salivary gland, or draining abscess, or so many other things. Bite the bullet, call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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

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Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?

If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?

Finished growing?: A person can grow taller if she has not finished growing. A person cannot grow taller if she has already finished growing. Height growth finishes during the late teen years, or occasionally to age 21 or 22. There are internet stories of people growing taller at older ages, but those are science fiction stories... may be fun reading, but that's it. ...Read more