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Enlarged Thymus Gland Symptoms
Will my enlarged gland in front of neck kill me if it stays big no pain or symptoms also will massaging them hurt it and help the swelling?
See ENT doctor: It is unclear how long you have had this, where is it located and how large it is. It could be an enlarged lymph node, a thyroid nodule or goiter, a thyroglossal duct cyst, or other mass. The treatments will all be different, thus it is important to find out the cause. An ear-nose-throat specialist or otolargyngologist, would be someone that could help make this diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more
Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?
Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more
What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?
May or may not be sx: Lymphoma will produce a sizable mass which will grow and become obvious before any other symptoms might appear. If the Chest CT Scan is normal, then I doubt there is any lymphoma in the Thymus/chest. Chest pain is a nonspecific symptom which can be caused by many many different reason, some obvious, others not so obvious. ...Read more
Will an enlarged thymus gland attached to chest wall and causing breathing problems and weakness need to be removed?
I have an enlarged thymus gland and am a 47 yr old female. I have been very sick with Lyme disease, emphysema, fibromyalgia. Should I go to the er.?
No: The chronic issues you face should be addressed by an internist who can look at all of your signs and symptoms through a wider-angle lens. An enlarged thymus, unless associated with myasthenic or obstructive symptoms, should not be worrisome. ...Read more
Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?
The thymus gland: Is not in the neck, it is in the chest (anterior mediastinum). If the lymph nodes get large enough, the chest xray will be abnormal. However, a chest xray is not a reliable way to rule out adenopathy, because the lymph nodes have to get quite bulky to show up. CT is a much more sensitive and specific test for mediastinal adenopathy. ...Read more
Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in adult? This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath
Swollen tonsil on one side for about 9 months. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. Enlarged glands in neck. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Clinical Evaluation: Any swollen tonsil that lasts longer than 4 weeks should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Lymph node: Most cases are not serious but if your lymph gland doesn't go away in six weeks, discuss it with your doctor. Sometimes serious problems are present and express themself this way. ...Read more
See your physician: When glands are swollen that is a sign that your body is fight off infection. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck. Once you have seen the doctor and your health improves, the swelling will go away. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I have painful glands in my neck but no other symptoms of illness. It hurts slightly to turn my head and hurts when I press down on the glands.
Painful lymph nodes or glands in the neck are usually indicative of infection or reaction to an infection in another part of the head and neck. These lymph nodes are responsible for producing white blood cells to help you fight infection. If you are not suffering from other symptoms, I'd give them some time to resolve. If not, see your doctor for a more complete exam ...Read more
Radiotherapy destroys the endocrine glands in her neck. What symptoms or issues might result from the radiotherapy?
Need thyroxin: There are only two glandular sites in the neck that have endocrine function. The thyroid with production of thyroid hormone and the parathyroid glands that produce parathormone controlling Ca++ metabolism. If either are compromised by RT the loweing of hormone in the blood can be measured and replaced with exogenous hormone. ...Read more
I have a hard, fixed gland (I think) on my neck. It hasn't caused any pain but I haven't experienced other symptoms. What is this?
What would cause submandibular glands to swell on both sides of my neck? They are palpable. No pain. No other symptoms at all. Very worried!!
Lymph nodes?: You may be noting lymph nodes that are enlarged. The lymph system helps to drain the body of infections. The infection could be as simple as a common head cold. It is likely not your submandibular salivary glands that you are feeling. If the swelling is still noticeable in a week, see a doctor. ...Read more
Get an eval: If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes you might have mild subclinical allergies or have a cold coming on. However if every lymph node is swollen, or you have a very lg or hard, immobile node (s) it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body. I'd suggest you get yourself checked out. ...Read more
My 2 year old daughter starting complaining of neck pain and has an enlarged reactive gland on the left side of her neck?
She needs to be seen: Visit your pediatrician for a full exam. ...Read more
I have a pain along the left vein in my neck for 4 days now with out increase in pain. It feels similar to swollen gland and I have no other symptoms.
Diff possibilities: Tender is usually a good sign & if you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes you might have mild subclinical allergies or have a cold coming on. However if you have a very lg or hard, immobile node (s) it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...Read more
I have pain in both neck glands but my right neck gland is swollen I also have cold and flu symptoms?
Swollen, hard, irregular shaped gland on left side of neck for two months, have taken antibiotics, still there, absolutely no other symptoms?
Needs evaluation: The question is 'what is it' - and if it's hard and truly in the right area for a lymph node -it needs professional evaluation. You don't want to miss something that could be serious, and unfortunately on Health Tap, there's a limit to what we doctor's can provide here. Hope you can schedule something with your primary doctor today. ...Read more
Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?
Lymph nodes: Enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. Please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more
I have high WBC counts and enlarged glands in the neck. On antibotics but did not work. What's next?
When I tilt my head to the left and lift it up I feel a lump on my neck at the top right like right by the bone. Is it an enlarged gland?
Let someone examine: This lump. The word picture I currently have is not sufficient to help you. If you let a doc or nurse practitioner check this, they can guide you on wether it belongs there and is normal, or, if it is not normal and needs more study. ...Read more
Is one enlarged gland that is moveable and doesn't hurt at all in my neck close to my ears mean cancer or do u have to have more than one to be cancer?
Can enlarged tonsils or possibly glands in the neck cause one to be so nauseated that they cannot eat?
Possible: Possible. See ENT doc to discuss enlarge tonsils/glands. ...Read more
High lymphocytes (58%), low neutrophils (33%), and atypical lymphocytes: 2. No symptoms except for infrequent neck gland swelling. Cause for concern?
The percentages: Are not important. One needs to see the total WBC to comment. This is probably of no consequence. ...Read more
Fever, not move 1-3 cm neck nodes, enlarged sub gland, night sweats, loss 20 lbs in 5 months. Many tests no answer. Mayo says genetic or chronic cance?
More information: In order for you to get an appropriate answer, you will need to provide more detailed information. I suggest that you set up a consultation with a HealthTap Dr. Of your choosing. Otherwise, you need to be more specific about what you would like answered in this informal forum. ...Read more
My glands in my neck have been larger for the past month and I had some ulcers on my tongue. I had no other symptoms. Is this allergies?
Time for doctor: I doubt it is just allergies, but to find out you need an exam by a doctor. The ulcers will need a look and maybe a piece taken for a microscopic examination. ...Read more
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