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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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I often have swollen glands in the neck. Why?

I often have swollen glands in the neck. Why?

Prob infection: Glands or lymph nodes in head and neck region frequently inflamed or enlarged due to any inflammation or infection in the near by region of the body. Eczema or Psoriasis or other inflammatory condition can certainly cause these. Your doctor can give you a course of medicine initially and may need other tests if no improvement seen. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Is it common to have a cold, swollen glands in the neck and a cold sore?

Is it common to have a cold, swollen glands in the neck and a cold sore?

Yes.: Cold sores are viral infections. Especially the first time you get the infection, there can be a lot of lymph node swelling, pain and even fever. Recurrences of cold sores will often happen when you are stressed, such as with another viral infection. Lymph nodes in the neck will swell from both cold sores on the lip or colds. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles lead to swollen glands in the neck?

Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles lead to swollen glands in the neck?

No: If you have swollen glands in your neck you have a head or neck infection. You need to see dentist about your bruxism, and to be checked for tooth or gum infection. You need to see physician to be checked for ear/throat infection. Stress, clenching, grinding, are not infections but need to be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Sameer Gupta
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Swollen glands on right side of my neck. What could it be and how can I treat it?

Can vary: Can be bacterial or viral infection if associated with fever. If persistent or progressive enlargement is encountered, cancerous conditions need to be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
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How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?

Depends..: Many infections can linger even after sore throat has resolved. In general most reactive lymph nodes diminish in size after a couple weeks once the agent is gone. Mono, for example can take months....also sometimes lymph nodes get larger but dont go back to the original size. I suggest you see someone if it hasnt gone down 2-3 weeks after improvement in case you need to be examined or tested ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
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So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

So swollen glands occur in the back of the neck?

Get an exam: Need a checkup for an exam and porbably blood tests. Could be many things or nothing. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Can swollen glands make the entire neck hurt?

Swollen nodes: Yes swollen lymph nodes certainlycan cause your entire neck to hurt. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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