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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands: Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more

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Swollen occiptal lymph node from muscle pain?

Swollen occiptal lymph node from muscle pain?

Possible: Occitipalis, temporalis and splenius muscles can be a trigger points for head, neck and TMJ muscle strain... ...Read more

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Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

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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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

Usual: There are many there. If tender, relates to some inflammation in the area, or sometimes a viral illness like mono. If non tender and enlarging , some other concerns. Supraclavicular can relate to pulmonary or intra thoracic issue. See your pcp and perhaps some x-rays and occasionally even a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? or submandible lymph region?

Can muscle tension/anxiety cause enlarged lymph nodes in neck? or submandible lymph region?

No: However, if you tend to be over-anxious and you're a young adult, you'll start noticing the lymph nodes that everybody has in their necks. A dangerous node is obviously very abnormal clinically. You need to learn to ignore the ones that aren't fixed to surrounding structures, stony-hard / tire-rubber hard, and not deforming. Please talk with your physician about overcoming these kinds of fear ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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Docs, could a sprained neck cause swollen occipital and posterior cervical lymph nodes?

Docs, could a sprained neck cause swollen occipital and posterior cervical lymph nodes?

No: No, swollen lymph nodes typically are not related to an injury. They are usually from infection of other inflammatory process. ...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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Gland in neck under jaw ?

Gland in neck under jaw


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Glands: There are number of causes why glands can swell up though commonest reason is infection and they usually settle down over a period of 2-3 weeks .If you don't know why you have glands and they are persisting please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more