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One Enlarged Tonsil And Swollen Lymph Nodes
Different areas: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it sees a problem, it alerts immune system and the body reacts. They enlarge when they react. The locations suggest your problems are not related, a doc can help untangle this. ...Read more
This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of ...Read more
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
No tonsil enlargement. No swollen lymph nodes just a small semi hard bump on tonsil skin. Came sudden and hadn't gotten bigger in 2 mos.? So upset:(
Tonsil lesion: Show this to your PCP and if they feel that it warrants further attention they may refer you to an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What is going on with my lip?! It hurts so bad and there is a lot of other things going on in my mouth and everything is swollen.&Swollen lymph nodes
See Dentist: See the Dentist ASAP. If what you are describing involves painful areas all inside your mouth and you feel sluggish, cranky, and it hurts to eat, and the little points between your teeth are flattening out, and you have a fever, then get in right away. These are symptoms for ANUG or trenchmouth. May also be primary herpes. Get in there to be seen. Good Luck. ...Read more
Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.
I've had swollen lymph nodes for over year. Now my tounge and roof of mouth hurts. I have a sore on roof of mouth. My ears also hurt?
Active/swollen nodes: Aka lymphadenopathy, that have been symptomatic for a year suggest a chronic problem w infection or systemic issues. This is not normal. Get to your otolaryngologist or oral surgeon asap. Very important that you be examined and find the source of this long-standing issue. ...Read more
I have thrush. I have sores in my mouth but am now experiencing swollen lymph nodes kind of close to my chin. Is this normal? Taking nystatin for it
Not Normal: Thrush in the mouth is usually after taking a course of antibiotics but other conditions can cause it. The sores in the mouth might indicate that you have a predisposing condition for both. Lymph nodes can be reactive. You need to connect with on of the healthtap MD or see your local MD. ...Read more
My 5yo son has swollen lymph node, and enlarged tonsil with a nodule on it. Not red or sore, no white spots, lots of snoring. What could this be?
See your doctor: May be all viral but you should take him to the doctor for exam and evaluation ...Read more
No: There is no relationship between hemorrhoids and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more
Does HIV cause 3 mild swollen lymph nodes in one side of the neck? No other nodes are swollen in all my body? I tested negative!
I have had a hard immovable lump for 4 years without growth and swollen lymph nodes nearby. Can a cyst make these lymph nodes enlarge?
Medical examination : A physician should examine you to determine if further testing is necessary. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes, one on either side of neck. Both small, between .5cm-1cm? Should I worry? Is the symmetry a good sign? How long should I wait?
Swollen lymph nodes in neck, that are all soft. Moveable and under 1cm except one is 1.5 cm. Temps of 99.2 frequently and chills? Been for 3 years!
Go to see MD: You should go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. There are different things like autoimmune disorder, infection, chronic inflammation or malignancy — at your age- hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular cancer are things to be ruled out. However, since you mentioned that it has been there for 3 years -then hodgkin's, leukemia /ca would be less likely-as the problem. Go to see your doc for eval. ...Read more
I have had reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under both armpits with no other symptoms. Could this be from deodorant? One will go away then come back.
Not likely: Lymph nodes on one side of the neck need to be evaluated by your physician and a complete physical need to be done. If you are smoking, please stop. ...Read more
Get exam now: May not just be nodes. If fixed/stuck & painless, then suspicious for mass requiring biopsy. If masses are mobile — if you can roll them around under your skin & are tender, that's relatively reassuring: they're reactive (to infection) and unlikely to be cancer. Get exam now. May be hidradenitis suppurativa or abscess which would require aspiration/drainage, packing, culture & antibiotics. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One is red and one is not. The red one is more senstive. Why?
It is inflamed: The redness tell you have active inflammations going on. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One red and one not. What does it mean if the red one is more sensitive?
My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged?
Doctor can re-check: Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to see the same doctor, so that the same person is examining the child's neck. He can compare his exams from different visits, and can also swab the throat for strep at follow-up visits. There are few rare, bad diseases that also cause persistent nodes. ...Read more
My sinuses have been bad this year. Can this cause swollen lymph nodes? One side is worse than the other. Is this normal?
Yes: But could be other things so you should be seen for an exam. ...Read more
Can I have one or two swollen lymph nodes in my neck(one side) for 10 months and be still healthy? Can have them for no. Reson?
Yes: The nodes will not be swollen for no reason, but the reason isn't necessarily a problem with your health. Lymph nodes increase in size when the immune system is fighting something, like an infection or injury. Having said that, big or painful lymph nodes that don't shrink back down should be evaluated. In your age group, lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes, is a rare but real possibility. Hyj/k. ...Read more
Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area(female), what could this be?
Possible tumor: Bilaterality of nodal disease in the groin is inflammatory or neoplastic. How large are the nodes and how firm?. Inflammation is tender. Tumor not tender. Area around anus should be checked for perianal lesion. If lesion is considered suspicious, the node must be removed for dx rather than needle bx which can be misinterpreted. ...Read more
My 4 month son has swollen lymph nodes on one side of his neck. They are small, movable, and shrinking slowly. Should I be concerned? He had a cold
Lymph node: 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
Good morning I had notice this morning (suddenly)that I have one swollen lymph nodes on each side of my groin area(female), no pain, what could this b?
I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and one under left side of my chin my skin isn't red there not painfull they just sit there not hard?
Swollen lymph nodes haven't been there for 2 weeks, but I've had the same one (left armpit) swollen before, for a few days every few months. Ideas?
See a doctor: When these are present, go to the doctor and let them examine you. ...Read more
2 swollen lymph nodes on one side of groin for 1mth now. No visible sores or cuts. Haven't had sex in over 3 months. What could it be? Mild discomfort
R.O. Tumor: Enlarged or swollen lymph glands in groin not normal The process is inflammatory or tumor. Inflammatory nodes usually resolve and are tender arising from a site of inflammation usually on abdominal wall. Must R.O. primary or metastatic tumor to nodes. Check for skin lesions of lower abdominal wall, legs, or perianal region. If no site found bx of node to consider followed by needed therapy. ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes on my neck. One since 3 weeks ago. I've noticed the others 3 days ago. No symptoms, just my rhinitis is more active.WORRIED?
I have had 2 swollen lymph nodes on side of my neck for 3 months and just found 2 in my groin. All hard except one is soft and size of a bean. None hu?
See MD: You need to see an internist and have a full exam. These nodes can turn out to be nothing more than a few hypertrophic (enlarged) nodes or a host of other aliments. In any event a real history physical and labs are required ...Read more
My son has what looks like swollen lymph nodes. One large on the left of his neck and a smaller one on the right. He has no signs of illness???
Not unusual: Children can have enlarged lymph nodes with or without infectious causes. Most of the time these are just reactive lymph nodes and will resolve over time. Seek immediate treatment if the lymph node is red, warm or painful. If the lymph node does not resolve in a 4-5 days have his primary care provider evaluate the lymph node. ...Read more
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