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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Potentially: If there is a bacterial infection - it could spread to other tissue. ...Read more

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Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms. ...Read more

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2 groin lymph nodes excised both path showed dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes enlarged is this why path?

2 groin lymph nodes excised both path showed dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes enlarged is this why path?

Yes: Irritative, contact, active dermatitis like metal-allergic reactions or erosive abrasions on skin adjacent to lymph nodes elicit dermatopathic lymphadenitis; a benign condition characterized by pathology showing abnormal nodes with entrapped pigments cellular producs inside immune protective/scavenging cells, big enough, to cause swelling and typical self limiting immune reactions. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes always from infection?

No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

Many things: Swollen nodes are often a sign of infection. This can be due to allergy, bacteria, or viruses. On some occasions lymphoma or other cancers can cause this problem. At 35 it is more likely to be benign. I would ask my doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Pus cells from swollen lymph node represent?

Pus cells from swollen lymph node represent?

Possible infection.: The cause of lymphadenopathy is often obvious after a complete history. ...Read more

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Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

No: I assume you are asking about esophagus, stomach and small bowel lymph nodes. In this case no. However you can see the tonsils quite well. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swollen without infection?

Can lymph nodes swollen without infection?

Yes: Any skin disorder, with or without infection can result in enlarged local nodes. ...Read more

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What bacteria can cause an infected lymph node?

What bacteria can cause an infected lymph node?

Bacteria: Staph and strep bacteria may cause inflammation and infection. Viral infection may also involve the lymph nodes. See a physician for diagnosis, treatment and possibly a culture. ...Read more

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Can infected pirced ears spread infection to the parotid glands?

Can infected pirced ears spread infection to the parotid glands?

Possible, but rare: Skin infections of the earlobe rarely spread to the parotid, but may spread to the skin above the parotid. ...Read more

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Unilateral swollen lymph node viral or bacterial?

Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider. ...Read more

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2 groin lymph nodes excised both dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes appeared is this why dermatopathic?

2 groin lymph nodes excised both dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes appeared is this why dermatopathic?

Unusual: Unusual to remove lymph nodes from groin unless pain, drainage, rapid growth, rock-hard consistency. The term is meant to convey the idea of lymph node reaction to something in skin. Perhaps, even probably, the inflammation after shaving was the cause. The DR who did the surgery should check your feet, etc., then discuss this with you. ...Read more

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Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Sialolith: a clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith,can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct ...Read more

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