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Lymph Gland Swollen Caused By Smoking Cigarettes
Possible.: Swollen tissue indicates irritation and possible infection. Depending on how tender, swollen the uvula is, you might consider seeing your doc for a throat culture to rule out strep. Most likely it is irritation or viral infec. If it continues, feels reallly uncomfortable &/or is associated with fever, may be systemic bacterial infec or mononucleosis. No matter what is going on, stop the marajuana. ...Read more
Billateral enlarged submandi lymph nodes? been abt 2 monthsone bigger than the other, caused by canker sores.tender,2-3cm then,painless,1-2cm now.
Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?
Is a slightly swollen right neck lymph node commonly caused by Lymphoma? Accompanied by mild sore throat, no fever. Quite anxious about health stuff.
Can I make lymph nodes palpable/enlarged by repeated touching in a lymph node area? Do they swell from being touched?
No: Usually palpate the nods dose not enlarge the node,but if they become enlarge need evaluation to find the cause ,so be treated. ...Read more
Can recurrent white spots on tonsils be caused by Allergies? Or is it cancer? Non-Smoker, Rarely Drink, 26 F
47y/o, quitting smoking by tapering down. L side by tongue close 2 tonsil, feels like stuck food. 0 swelling,0 visual abnormality,0 fever. on/off.
Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?
The thymus gland: is not in the neck, it is in the chest(anterior mediastinum). If the lymph nodes get large enough, the chest xray will be abnormal. However, a chest xray is not a reliable way to rule out adenopathy, because the lymph nodes have to get quite bulky to show up. CT is a much more sensitive and specific test for mediastinal adenopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Spinal fluid leakage would not communicate with the breast tiisue. ...Read more
Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct
You need to see a : Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images. I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are enlarged lymph nodes always painful when caused by infection? Can they be hard, or are they soft w/infection? Ddx of hard, enlarged node by ear?
Lymph nodes: If swollen lymph node is related to an acute infection, it will be painful. However in chronic infections, like tuberculosis, syphillis-it can be painless. The consistency varies- it could be rubbery, firm- but when abscess starts to develop/ contains pus- the swollen lymph gland can be soft and fluctuant. Ddx in your case-would be process n the ear or around the ear or other area in the head/neck. ...Read more
Discovered I have a swollen/enlarged submental node. Could that be caused by tonsil or teeth problems?
Lymph Nodes: Lymph Nodes act as a trap to reduce spread of infection or neoplasm. Important to identify and treat the source of the problem. See your Dentist immediately. ...Read more
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