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I have a large cold sore, swollen glands in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?

I have a large cold sore, swollen glands  in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?

Your dentist: This could all be related to the "cold sore" but with what you are saying about the tooth pain. You could have multiple problems as in a cold sore affecting your swolen glands but it could be an abcessed tooth which is producing bacterial infection and possibly that is causing the glands to swell. Bottom line see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big does a gland in the neck need to be before it is considered swollen ?

Can you guys tell me how big does a gland in the neck need to be before it is considered swollen ?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.Lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react and you feel them. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has a swollen gland on the back of his neck. It has been large for a long time none of his doctors seem to be concerned. Could it be seriou?

My 3yr old has a swollen gland on the back of his neck. It has been large for a long time none of his doctors seem to be concerned. Could it be seriou?

Get a diagnosis: You should ask your doctors for a diagnosis of the cause of the swollen gland. Cannot say if it is serious or not serious until there is a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a neck gland to stay big after infection is gone in one tonsil to stay big. Can 1 tonsil that is swollen go down to base of neck?

Is it possible for a neck gland to stay big after infection is gone in one tonsil to stay big. Can 1 tonsil that is swollen go down to base of neck?

Yes: Yes this can happen, however if your tonsils or neck lump are larger than 1cm and last for more than 30 days, please see a doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

Bug bites ? shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more

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14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause?
One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14 year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more

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Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Not likely: If you do not have nasal symptoms or discharge, it is not likely to be sinusitis. It is not feasible to say, what it is without examining you. If your symptoms do not abate in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The enlarged lymph glands are of particular concern and you should get it checked. ...Read more

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I had surgery 10 days ago. i had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. its a large section of heel. Could this cause swollen glands in neck?

I had surgery 10 days ago. i had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. its a large section of heel. Could this cause swollen glands in neck?

No: A skin graft to heel taken from hip places the surgery below the umbilical area where nodes to groin in rare instances may show enlargement. I suspect this is a free split thickness graft that requires immobilization of leg and foot to keep graft in place until healing occurrs. Glands in neck as a response to surgery would only be associated with surgery of the H&N. ...Read more

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Tsh level normal, large lump under thyroid n swollen neck glands for 3+ months pain to ear neck n shoulder l side, hoarse diff to swallow: cancer?

Tsh level normal, large lump under thyroid n swollen neck glands for 3+ months pain to ear neck n shoulder l side, hoarse diff to swallow: cancer?

Not necessarily: Something is wrong, but it doesn't mean cancer. What you describe could be an infection, a cyst, or a tumor, but it definitely needs to be diagnosed! see a doctor right away. That lump probably needs to be biopsied, and you may need a ct scan or other imaging. Don't let fear of cancer delay your diagnosis! ...Read more

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