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My left gland is swollen anad my throat is scratchy. I have no other symptoms. What may I have?

My left gland is swollen anad my throat is scratchy. I have no other symptoms.  What may I have?

Viral or bact inf: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. It should be evaluated if it does not resolve or improve in the next 24-48 hrs. Sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed , or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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This morning ive worken up with my left gland swollen and one white spot on my tonsil? Im not in any pain. Can this spread to someone else?

This morning ive worken up with my left gland swollen and one white spot on my tonsil? Im not in any pain. Can this spread to someone else?

Throat infection: only if you have a fever and are actively sick. I would just stay arms length from others and not cough on anyone. You could get others sick by kissing them or mouth contact. You should be feeling better in a couple of days. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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My left submandibular gland was swollen .Now the swelling decreased but not to the normal size.No pain no fever.When i press on it, it decrease in size?

My left submandibular gland was swollen .Now the swelling decreased but not to the normal size.No pain no fever.When i press on it, it decrease in size?

Swollen saliva gland: A saliva gland (submandibular glands below the tongue/jaw) may enlarge when there is blockage of the duct. When the blockage is incomplete, the gland will enlarge, then decrease, and may not cause pain. It may indicate "sludging" of the saliva, or presence of a stone. Have an ENT physician examine it. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

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My left gland hase been very swollen for almost a year but not continuously. Iv hade a blood test shows im fine?

My left gland hase been very swollen for almost a year but not continuously. Iv hade a blood test shows im fine?

Biopsy: I think you are saying you have a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes enlarge when there is local inflammation but this should not persist for almost a year. A blood test may not reveal disorders such as lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph node systems. You should see an ENT specialist or a surgeon who can arrange for a needle biopsy of this node as a screening test for possible lymphoma. ...Read more

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My left vaginal gland is a little swollen and red around it can I use clindamax gel on it?

My left vaginal gland is a little swollen and red around it can I use clindamax gel on it?

Unclear: The term "vaginal gland" is unclear and is not a medical term. Clindamax gel is used to treat bacterial vaginosis and is not going to help a swollen gland. ...Read more

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Why have i got severe ear pain in my left ear & swollen glands in my neck on the same side? I smoke a pipe and drink in excess. I am a 53yr old man.

Why have i got severe ear pain in my left ear & swollen glands in my neck on the same side? I smoke a pipe and drink in excess. I am a 53yr old man.

Possibly cancer: I don't want to worry you, and i'm a cancer doctor, so i always think about cancer. But this is something you must have checked, and the sooner the better! tobacco users are at risk for head and neck cancers, which can cause ear pain and swollen lymph nodes on the same side. It's also possible you have a viral infection. With cancer, the lymph nodes are often painless and hard. Get seen soon! ...Read more

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I have a swollen right gland but the left is fine. What could be wrong?

Get it evaluated: What gland is swollen? If a lymph node is consistently swollen have a doctor look at it. ...Read more