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Doctor insights on: Painful Lymph Nodes Under Jaw

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Infected pimple on left side of face, swollen/painful lymph node under jaw also left side. Should I be worried about cancer? Or is it the pimple

Infected pimple on left side of face, swollen/painful lymph node under jaw also left side. Should I be worried about cancer? Or is it the pimple

Reactive node: Any inflammation, irritation, or infection involving the face, mouth, throat, ear, and scalp can cause enlarged, tender local lymph nodes. Cancer is very unlikely. ...Read more

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I have a sudden onset of a swollen and painful lymph node under my jaw accompanied by painful swallowing. See a doctor or watch and wait?

I have a sudden onset of a swollen and painful lymph node under my jaw accompanied by painful swallowing. See a doctor or watch and wait?

Adenitis: I would see a doctor if it's affecting your swallowing, the node is red and tender, or you have a fever. Bacterial lymphadenitis requires antibiotics. Most times, viral infections cause inflamed, tender nodes, though the addition of the above symptoms makes ruling out lymphadenitis important. Please at least discuss with your doctor in more detail. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue. Swelling causing tight neck?

Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue.
Swelling causing tight neck?

See doctor/dentist.: You likely have an infection in the mouth (dental caries, gingivitis etc). The tongue swelling does not cause stiff neck which may be a sign of meningitis. You need to check with your doctor if the stiff neck worsens in the absence of other explanation. ...Read more

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Persistent red throat, body aches, swollen and sometimes painful lymph nodes under and behind the jaw and armpits. No cough, no fever. 1year symptoms?

Persistent red throat, body aches, swollen and sometimes painful lymph nodes under and behind the jaw and armpits. No cough, no fever. 1year symptoms?

Lymphoproliferative: Lympho proliferative disorder to be considered. Not knowing your age, HIV status......... Tuberculosis/Sarcoidosis/Infectious mononucleosis can be considered. A lymph node Bx, and basic blood work will help. Your travel Hx will help. ...Read more

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Painful Swollen lymph node Under my left jaw. No Fever or cold. Should I be worried?

Painful Swollen lymph node Under my left jaw. No Fever or cold. Should I be worried?

Don't Goad That Node: Not usually. This happens, then they go away. The worst thing you can do is keep fooling with it. Estimate the size then leave it alone for at least one week, prefer- ably two, then check it again. Bigger? Smaller? Same? Less tender? More tender? Then decide if you need to see your doctor. If getting visibly bigge or gets more painful before than, or more lumps appear or other symptoms come-up, go sooner. ...Read more

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I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld I do?

I have painful but not enlarge lymph node under jaw enlarge(bean size)i have also sore throat, earache, mouth ulcer, itchy tinea barbae. What shuld I do?

See a doctor: You need to see your family doctor or an ENT asap and if they don't find anything your next stop should be at your dentist. Do not wait. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Painful (not swollen) lymphnode under ear near jaw. Neckpain from sleep. I also clench my jaw and teeth when anxious. Should I worry about lymph nodes?

Painful (not swollen) lymphnode under ear near jaw. Neckpain from sleep. I also clench my jaw and teeth when anxious. Should I worry about lymph nodes?

See your PCP: Or see an oral surgeon for evaluation, imaging and labs. Lymph nodes help your recognize and fight infections and they are important part of your immune system. The possibilities for your chief complaint are dental abscess, salivary glands infection, lymph nodes infection or jaw bone infection. Neck pain could be a comorbidity. Be well. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw.  Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?

Seek care now: It is best to be seen soon in situations like this. This could be an infection that requires antibiotics and it is best to get it diagnosed soon. Your primary care physician or other general practitioner should be able to get the right diagnosis.
All the best, ariel. ...Read more

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Huge Swollen lump inside left nostril, entire left nostril swollen, left lymph nodes painful swollen, left jaw and eye in pain, what could this be?

Huge Swollen lump inside left nostril, entire left nostril swollen, left lymph nodes painful swollen, left jaw and eye in pain, what could this be?

Nothing good!!: This could be a bad infection and it is in a very sensitive area that could spread and cause some real trouble so go see a doctor now. I wouldn't wait. ...Read more

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon(painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon(painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

Sounds: Like you may have acquired HERPES infection (Sometimes Herpes virus attacks a less common mucous membrane) It is certainly a possibility that you might respond to an anti-herpes (anti-viral) medication. Ask your Treating Health professional if this is a good idea...in any case I hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Random swelling of lymph nodes. Lymph nodes on right jaw line swollen and painful! Doctor gave augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) went away...now back again. Any ideas?

Random swelling of lymph nodes. Lymph nodes on right jaw line swollen and painful! Doctor gave augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) went away...now back again. Any ideas?

Salivary nodes: These bumps may be swollen salivary glands that can get blocked by calcium deposits and then become infected. Easily treated with augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but if infection returns I would seek attention from an ENT to see if the salivary duct is blocked. If this a lymph node infection, a biopsy is might be needed to determine the source of infection. ...Read more

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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...Read more

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Doc found a painless mass on my thyroid — what could this mean? I also have painful lymph nodes in chest, head, groin areas. Please advise. Thank you.

Doc found a painless mass on my thyroid — what could this mean? I also have painful lymph nodes in chest, head, groin areas. Please advise. Thank you.

Thyroid: This is difficult to answer without a more thorough exam and studies. The thyroid mass is likley a nodule. Whether it is benign or not, I cannot say. The lymph nodes should be examined and followed and if needed, biopsied. Sorry I cannot give more information without examination and workup. ...Read more

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Painful/ Stinging sensation in lymph nodes all over my body can it be HIV Related? Also, have been Having bad head aches, along with an inner ear pain.

Painful/ Stinging sensation in lymph nodes all over my body can it be HIV Related? Also, have been Having bad head aches, along with an inner ear pain.

Possible but: There are many other far more common causes which may also be serious. Inner ear pain and headaches are not the usual presentation for HIV however. You need to see your doctor to obtain some blood tests. ...Read more

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The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.

The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.

Skin Infection: Could be viral (such as herpes zoster commonly called shingles) or bacterial (such as impetigo), most likely. Fungal infections would be a much less common cause for such an acute and inflammatory response. It is important to have the condition properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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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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Can lymph nodes under jaw stay swollen after a cold? I finished my cold 2 weeks ago. Right one is a little more swollen than left one. No pain. Why?

Can lymph nodes under jaw stay swollen after a cold? I finished my cold 2 weeks ago. Right one is a little more swollen than left one. No pain. Why?

Yes: Lymph nodes are like police men guarding against infections
certain viruses like ebstein bar infection can last longer and may need to be evaluated
so you should have your doctor check for it ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw- what could it be?

Many things: Certainly infection of the oral cavity or ears is hight on the list but of course one has to rule out lymphoma, head and neck cancer, as well as some other disorders. You should talk to your family doctor. They may try a course of antibiotics and if this is not successful. They will further investigate this. ...Read more

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Are lymph nodes under jaw by ear usually palpable in children? What would cause them to enlarge? Should I worry its cancer in a 5 yo?

Are lymph nodes under jaw by ear usually palpable in children? What would cause them to enlarge? Should I worry its cancer in a 5 yo?

Not too much: We all have lymph nodes. Whether we can feel them or not depends on location and what's covering them. In the neck small lymph nodes are easy to feel in thin kids and adults. Slight enlargement, if the nodes are not painful, & with no other symptoms, are common in kids. Recheck in 1 week, if still there, see doc. Don't keep feeling them before then, manipulation can make them stay enlarged. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw 1.8x1 CM and neck, sweating, body ache, high WBC (11), dental ruled out, ENT ruled out, GP ruled out, who should I see?

Find new Dentist: Find a new Dentist, one with training in Pathology, such as an Oral Surgeon, and start the diagnostic process again. You have a source of infection somewhere that must be located to be treated. ...Read more