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If my lymph glands swollen in the pelvic area, should I push it out or leave it. I was squishing all my cellulite out of my stomach the day i noticed?

If my lymph glands swollen in the pelvic area, should I push it out or leave it.  I was squishing all my cellulite out of my stomach the day i noticed?

Lymph nodes: Don't push on it. Your lymph nodes help fight off infection in your body. They may be swollen due to whatever you were doing to your abdomen. You may also have an abdominal or pelvic infection. Have you had a fever? Go see your doctor if this doesn't resolve on its own in a few days. ...Read more

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Why do lymph glands become swollen?

Why do lymph glands become swollen?

Infection, cancer: Lymph nodes swell when they 'catch' a virus or bacteria. Immune cells multiply to fight the infx, causing swelling of the node(s). U can have 1 swell without other symptoms of illness. If it persists > 2-3 wks, get checked out. If a node is painful, it's more likely due to infx than something like cancer. The nodes 'catch' cancer cells that multiply & enlarge the ever-growing nodes. ...Read more

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My lymph gland is swollen up big on the left side, and the gum back by my left wisdom tooth is swollen big too, what could this be?

My lymph gland is swollen up big on the left side, and the gum back by my left wisdom tooth is swollen big too, what could this be?

Pericornitis: It sounds like an infection ( called pericornitis) that occurs usually by the wisdom teeth. There is often a little flap of tissue over the back part of the tooth and food gets trapped causing an infection and swelling. This can turn into a very serious infection. Make sure you see your dentist. ...Read more

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I had my neck lymph nodes/glands swollen and sore neck/shoulders for 5 weeks, with phlegm coming up. It's not strep or mono. Is that symptoms of HIV?

I had my neck lymph nodes/glands swollen and sore neck/shoulders for 5 weeks, with phlegm coming up. It's not strep or mono. Is that symptoms of HIV?

Rule it out: It's certainly worth testing for if you have ever been exposed or engaged in high risk behavior however phlegm is generally not part of the HIV picture. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. ...Read more

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Wat does it mean when a swollen lymph gland goes away?

You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray. ...Read more

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Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM(>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size(growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Lymphadenoapthy: Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pimple to cause a swollen lymph gland in neck?

Is it possible for a pimple to cause a swollen lymph gland in neck?

If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Monitoring Centers: 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

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

SEE YOUR DOC: You need to be examined by your physician to see if it is actually a lymph node or a gland. If it is a lymph node then the cause of the inflamed node must be found and treated. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

Monitoring Centers: 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

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I have a swollen lymph gland in my groin. Thinking it was a pimple i squeezed it now it's painful and red and more swollen. Should i be worried?

Depends: Are you sexually active? If you are, you could have acquired a sexually transmitted infection. I urge you to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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