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Lyme Disease Swollen Glands
No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more
Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swollen lymph nodes in both parotid glands. Fna has r/o cancer and lymphoma. Autoimmune tests all negative, no dental infections. Now what?
Many causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged lymph nodes: I'm not quite sure what you are asking. If you are concerned about the lymph node swelling, often lymph nodes swell with infection of various types, then go back to normal, or close to normal. If persistent LN swelling and/or several enlarged nodes, and getting bigger, you need to be checked. ...Read more
Lymphadenopathy: Have you spoken to your doctor about this lymphadenopathy? If so, what makes you jump to crohn's or celiac disease? Lymph nodes can swell from lots of things most often due to infection but many many many causes. Don't jump to severe disease based on an incidental finding. ...Read more
Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?
Calm down: appreciate your concerns, you don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, symptoms and information you gave are sketchy, no one can make even a provisional diagnosis with this material, trust your treating physician, ask for a working / provisional diagnosis, even ask for a second opinion it's your right, but stick to professional help rather than Dr Google, take care ...Read more
Rash, flu symptom: There are a number of tick borne illnesses. To get lyme disease you would first have to be bitten by an infected tick in an area of the country with lyme disease. The early symptoms are a rash and sometimes fever, headache cold or flu like symptoms. This can be followed by other rashes, neurologic symptoms, joint swelling , joint pain, and cardiac ( heart) symptoms. ...Read more
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
Swollen partoid gland, 2 swollen lymph nodes under chin, and severe headache no fever no other symptoms, what could be wrong?
Absolutely: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.
Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and possible treatment. In other words I do not see a connection in between Lyme and 2 symmetric lymph nodes. The history is critical in diagnosing Lyme disease. ...Read more
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