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Inflammation Of The Thymus Gland
My right side neck gland swollen for 4 months. Swelled up after a a viral bug. Left side went down. I had blood work and a CT scan. They couldn't find what cause it but I do have inflammation. I get 2-3 sec. Painful twinges on occasion. What is it?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Connections between inflammation due to kidney stones and swollen glands in neck/groin? I recently passed a kidney stone just b4 a CT. All are recent.
My apologies but I don't fully understand your comment.
Swollen glands in the neck should have no relationship to kidney.
Swollen glands in the groin along with the neck suggests the possibility of cancer.
I suspect that is not the case but would appreciate it if you could send me more detailed information. ...Read more
I have been told I have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should I still be concerned?
Need more info: We all have a little bit of residual thymus in adult life. Did you have a thymus tumor that was treated? If you did not have any thymus tumor ever, residual thymus tissue is not a cause for concern, ...Read more
I have inflammation of the salivary glands of Dr give the medicine but I do not think will be an elegant thing helped me because I read about this?
Please read ur post: Not sure exactly what you are asking. Please repost with a question that can be understood. ...Read more
Why is my son's sublingual gland inflammation still there a month after treatment? I need some advice.
Blockage/infection: Probably have blockage or infection. Sounds like you need to see an oral surgeon to determine why gland still inflamed and what needs to be done to treat it. ...Read more
I recently got treated for a strong UTI, and an inflammation on the glands. Still have same symptoms. No intercourse. What could be the cause?
Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read more
Nutrient dense foods:
Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods have beneficial effects on your nervous system, immune system and hormonal system and hence your thymus gland as well. ...Read more
Not certain: Eating fish is supposed to be good for the brain. I know of no food which nourishes your thymus, not even sweet bread. ...Read more
Why would my blood tests show no signs of inflammation when my glands and lower back are visibly inflamed?
Not surprising: Localizedinflamation or infection that is not systemic often will have normal blood counts. Get this treated. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response when they react. Pain may be present. ...Read more
YES: Several genetic defects that affect the development of t lymphocytes (immune system blood cells) results in absent or very small thymus. Also, deletion of chromosome 22q11 or digeorge syndrome, a relatively common genetic syndrome, causes poor devlopment of thymus, which is significant in 1% of babies with this chromosomal deletion. ...Read more
Thymus lives: Behind the sternum or breast bone. Splitting it to access it or coronary arteries for bypass leaves a long scar. Big blood vessels live behind, the heart below. Accessing from above was done to acess nodes, or the left pleural space with thoracoscopic scopes is plausible, reserving conversion to open if bleeding ensues. There are many important vessels and nerves. I'd pick mediastinotomy still. ...Read more
Immune system: Before birth and throughout childhood, thymus is instrumental in the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T cells, specific type of white blood cell that protects body from certain viruses and other infections. Thymus produces and secretes thymosin, hormone necessary for T cell development and production. Thymus involutes following puberty. ...Read more
I have an autoimmune disease that has to do with the thymus gland and nervous system. What foods will help with this?
Hi Doctor, I have prostatitis and taking medicine from last 3 months (nafodil, terol, oflex & etc). There is no improvement in my condition. Doctor said I have inflammation and swelling in my prostate gland and not sure why there is no improvement with me
Non-infectious?: Some prostatitis is bacterial, but if so ofloxacin (Oflex) should have helped, and bacterial is uncommon at your age. Still, ask your doctor about "3 glass" urine culture to check for particular bacteria. For most prostatitis, due to non-infectious inflammation, antibiotics don't help. The other drugs were intended only to help relieve symptoms. Or maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome (google it). ...Read more
Treatment: Agree with dr. Brown. Often, abnormalities found in thymus. Probably more importantly is its role in treatment/possible cure. In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. This link may assist: http://goo. Gl/3xxmd. ...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
Can opiates or a thyroid condition cause your thymus gland to be slightly large? And is a 0.8cm-1.7cm an alarmingly large thymus gland?
Inflammation from your meibomian glands cause eyelid margin thickness. Is thickness from chronic inflammation permanent? Can damaged mg's regenerate?
If an infant was found to be lacking a thymus gland due to a developmental disorder, what could be predicted?
I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?
Some treatments...: Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is used in iodine deficiency. Hormone replacement decreases TSH and lets the thyroid recover. A large goiter that is not improving medical treatment or restricts swallowing/breathing may need partial or complete removal of the gland. If the goiter is making too much thyroid hormone, treatment with radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid meds, or surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Hello! I'm 20 yrs old Male from egypt n I've 1ml stone on Lt duct of parotid gland that causes inflammation n swelling repeatedly. What should I do?
Need to see ENT: You need to see ear nose and throat doctor they take care of this kind of the problem do not ignore it it can turn serious by causing infection so go and see a doctor good luck bilsalameh ...Read more
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
The doc said I had inflammation of the thyroid gland and that we will keep an eye on it. What causes this? Is it normal?
How do u know if you have tonsillitis or inflammation of the thyroid gland? & how can you determine when to seek a doctors care.
Seek care: If you have to ask these questions due to some symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Not usually.: You woudd have to have a major facial infection from the tooth to involve the parotid. Most if not all wisdom tooth problems are localized. ...Read more
Will an enlarged thymus gland attached to chest wall and causing breathing problems and weakness need to be removed?
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