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Are lymph nodes under jaw cancerous?

Could be: We all have lymph nodes in different parts of our bodies including the neck and jaw areas. Mostly they are small and you can't feel them. Occasionally they get bigger because of multiple reasons like inflammation, infection or yes, cancer too. If you have persistently enlarged nodes anywhere you should have them checked by your primary doc. Don't panic, just get checked. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen under arms, contagious?

Lymph nodes swollen under arms, contagious?

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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Tender enlarged lymph node under chin ?

Tender enlarged lymph node under chin
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Probably your friend: I've had one since a strep throat in med school. Different people have big lymphoid outposts in different places. They're there to help you, and only if they are clearly abnormal (huge, rock-hard, stuck to something they shouldn't be) should you consider biopsy. ...Read more

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3 swollen lymph nodes in armpit, they are moveable and rubbery. Lymphoma possible? Can feel lymph nodes in neck under jaw, also moveable. No infection

3 swollen lymph nodes in armpit, they are moveable and rubbery. Lymphoma possible? Can feel lymph nodes in neck under jaw, also moveable. No infection

Need to examine: Your symptoms warrant a physical examination and may be imaging studies and lab tests. If the enlargement of the lymph nodes persists, a biopsy may be needed. Therefore it would be prudent to consult a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

There are several: possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem within the mouth, the lips, the tongue or the skin nearby. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Could swollen bumpy lymph nodes under the jaw always indicate lymphoma/leukemia?

Could swollen bumpy lymph nodes under the jaw always indicate lymphoma/leukemia?

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 more

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I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems. You need to be sure that it is not a lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymph nodes. Do don't panic unless there is a biopsy proof of cancer. Moreover lymphoma is a treatable/curable type of cancer. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...Read more

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How to distinguish between spuraclavicular lymph nodes and lymph nodes at base of neck. Are spuraclavicular nodes 1-2 inch above clavicle?

How to distinguish between spuraclavicular lymph nodes and lymph nodes at base of neck. Are spuraclavicular nodes 1-2 inch above clavicle?

By location: Supraclavicular (Not spuraclavicular) nodes are just above the clavicle. If you trace your finger from the base of your neck and right behind the clavicle going outwards towards the shoulder, you will feel a triangular space that ends when the clavicle bends backwards. Any lymph node in that area, will be Supraclavicular. Any lymph node at or above that base of neck is considered neck node. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin. Advice/tips?

Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes behind ear used for?

Where are lymph nodes behind ear used for?

Immunity: Part of your immune system responsible for an area in a fan shape above and behind that ear, for infection, irritaion, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node behind knee, help?

Enlarged lymph node behind knee, help?

.: It's probably not a lymph node, could be a baker's cyst. If your knee is swollen then get it checked out. If your whole knee is swollen then you also need evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, sore throat on same side as lymph node?

Swollen lymph node, sore throat on same side as lymph node?

Family practice : Enlarged lymph node on same side as an infection means it is trying to filter out your system. You may have strep throat or possibly a virus which can cause an enlargement see your dr. ...Read more

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Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes behind your ear swell?

Why do lymph nodes behind your ear swell?

Infection: The most common reason for lymph node swelling would be infection such as an ear or scalp skin infection. However any lymph node that remains enlarged without active or recent infection should likely needs to be evaluated by a medical personnel. Good luck ...Read more

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Lymph nodes behind ears, where are they located?

Lymph nodes behind ears, where are they located?

Near front/back: 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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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more