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What could be the cause for recurring, maybe once a month, swelling of a gland right next to my anus?

What could be the cause for recurring, maybe once a month, swelling of a gland right next to my anus?

Pilonidal cyst: The most likely cause is a pilonidal cyst. Patients with crohns can have perinatal asbscess but this is less common. If you have fevers, chills then you must seek attention quicker. Warm tub baths help. If they enlarge and get worse, they can be incised. Avoid shaving in that area too ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Anyone heard of glands swelling with no flu?

Anyone heard of glands swelling with no flu?

Yes: Lymph nodes can swell for a variety of reasons, including in response to many different infections; not just flu. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

See an Oral Surgeon: Such a swelling may be a result of a dental abcess, salivary gland disease, or a stone in the duct of the gland, or even in rare cases, a carcinoma. An Oral Surgeon would be able to make a proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to put swelling down in my glands after tonsillectomy?

How to put swelling down in my glands after tonsillectomy?

Time: Not much to do other follow the surgoens instructions: keep well hydrated, take your pain meds on time, report any bleeding to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling in right submandibular gland down?

How do I get the swelling in right submandibular gland down?

Blockage: Usually due to blockage of the duct from the gland. Massage, heat. You may need to see your md if it persists. Could be a tumor. ...Read more

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Swollen gland (i think) in neck, i'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

Swollen gland (i think) in neck, i'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

See your physician: When glands are swollen that is a sign that your body is fight off infection. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck . Once you have seen the doctor and your health improves, the swelling will go away. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the occipital gland to swell on one side. How long does it take for swelling to go away.

What causes the occipital gland to swell on one side. How long does it take for swelling to go away.

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to some inflammatory process that they are trying to contain. In the occipital area it may be an inflamed hair root, middle ear infection with involvement of the mastoid sinuses, and so on. If this node is not stony hard, fixed to underlying tissue, and increases in size it may need to be biopsied sometime in the future. See your pcp. ...Read more

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My glands keep swelling on the side of my private and not sure what to do and whom to see about this. what could this be ?

My glands keep swelling on the side of my private and not sure what to do and whom to see about this. what could this be ?

Many possibilities: I would see a general practitioner or urgent care doctor. Possibilities include some sort of infection or other genital tract problem or some other medical illness causing swollen glands. Needs an examination and may need some tests run. Could be a variety of specialties depending on exact nature of the problem so initial assessment by primary dr +/- referral is best initial option I think. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of salivery gland swelling in HIV ?

What is the symptoms of salivery gland swelling in HIV ?

Question unclear: Salivary gland enlargement may occur in anybody, but is more common in HIV patients , but can be of multiple causes. The symptom is just that, enlarged glands. ...Read more

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How many days accur parotid glands swelling?

How many days accur parotid glands swelling?

Depends on the cause: The parotid gland can become swollen for a number of reasons. A proper diagnosis will help you determine how long the swelling might last. Common conditions include a blocked salivary duct or a bacterial infection (parotitis). Swelling may be constant or come and go with salivary stimulation (during meals), and may or may not be associated with pain. I suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

See your doctor: Hi. Have you had any skin breakdown or infection on that arm? Is there a family history of breast cancer? Any lumps/bumps in the breast on that side? Any night sweats, loss of appetite, and/or weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes anywhere else (neck, groin, etc? I think you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

Breast disease: Let's hope it is an infection in your arm or your breast. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes in your armpit and cause swelling. A swollen lymph node there should not be ignored. It requires prompt, competent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How to deal with post circumcision swelling between sutures and gland?

How to deal with post circumcision swelling between sutures and gland?

You need to talk: With your surgeon about this one, particularly if it's getting worse, red, hot, foul-smelling or developing drainage. ...Read more

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Will my enlarged gland in front of neck kill me if it stays big no pain or symptoms also will massaging them hurt it and help the swelling?

See ENT doctor: It is unclear how long you have had this, where is it located and how large it is. It could be an enlarged lymph node, a thyroid nodule or goiter, a thyroglossal duct cyst, or other mass. The treatments will all be different, thus it is important to find out the cause. An ear-nose-throat specialist or otolargyngologist, would be someone that could help make this diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more

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Hi,currently l have two ulcerson my bottom gum, a little swollen gland (more on right node), shoul l treat it as a cold or just gum swelling?

Hi,currently l have two ulcerson my bottom gum, a little swollen gland (more on right node), shoul l treat it as a cold or just gum swelling?

Get evaluated: Swelling of any kind is sign of inflammation. The question is what's the cause. You should not treat anything unless you know for sure what the diagnosis is. Ulcers on gums have many causes. Two isolated ulcers could be aphthous ulcers, traumatic ulcers, or something else. Warm salt water rinses and topical corticosteroids (only recommended after a medical review) can help with that. ...Read more

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I have swelling in a right neck gland it comes/goes for 3years whenever it swells its accompanied w/intense itching of my inner/outer cheekwhat is it?

I have swelling in a right neck gland it comes/goes for 3years whenever it swells its accompanied w/intense itching of my inner/outer cheekwhat is it?

Unclear: First: anything lasting for 3 years should be evaluated by your doctor. "neck gland" swelling that comes and goes is less worrisome than progressive or persistent swelling but may suggest recurrent infection or the presence of a congenital cyst that may need attention. See you doctor for an exam and possibly ultrasound to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have swelling lumps on my palms of hands and underneath feet - like just the gland areas?

I have swelling lumps on my palms of hands and underneath feet - like  just the gland areas?

Plantar fibromas: They are likely benign lesions called fibromas. They can occur in the palms and in the soles of the feet. With respect to the feet, they are usually hard nodules within the plantar fascia. They can vary in size and in number and can bigger and more numerous over time. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist to have them examined and to establish a baseline as far as their size and location. ...Read more

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Salivary gland swelling on both sides. What could cause this?

Mumps? other?: See your physician to first see if it's really your salivary glands that are swollen and secondly, what's causing the swelling. It would be very unlikely to have bilateral swelling of your salivary glands. One thing that can cause this is having the mumps. If your physician cannot determine the cause, he\she may refer you to an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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When salivary gland is swelling any other symptoms will come....

When salivary gland is swelling any other symptoms will come....

Seek an eval: Swollen salivary glands can be on the floor of the mouth, cheeks or palate. This can be indicative of an infection, blockage or a dysplasia of some degree. It is necessary to seek a dental eval asap. If it is an infection borne issue, you may note a fever, swollen glands and a possible increase or decrease in saliva. Most likely a benign treatable issue. Please seek care immediately. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do we decrease swelling of the salivary gland?

Can you explain how do we decrease swelling of the salivary gland?

Depends: It is not normal to have swollen salivary glands. Some could be serious, so it is best to find out why you are having this issue before how to deal with it. Remember, diagnosis first before you find the right treatment. Even with a benign salivary stone, the gland can get infected secondarily. So visit a dentist and find the cause first. ...Read more

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Hi i was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands i had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Hi i was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands i had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Not likely: Most people referring to "swollen glands" are talking about enlarged lymph nodes just under the jaw, that typically enlarge due to upper respiratory or mouth infections. They have nothing to do with your thyroid, and changes in thyroid levels should not effect these glands. ...Read more

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Dear, doctor! since recent 6-8 months i have swelling of gland underneath my mandible..but painless?

You should be seen: especially if you happen to be of Asian extraction. Most glands are fighting infection and are a bit painful. A gland that is very hard and not painful could be a sign of cancer. If not very hard and not painful, it is hard to say. Someone else needs to feel it to decide. It may not be a gland at all but a kind of cyst. Don't mess with it until you are seen and evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my hands. How do I reduce the swelling?

I have swollen glands in my hands. How do I reduce the swelling?

Hmm strange: Yuor hands dont have glands in them so I do not know what is swollen. I think you need to consult a doctor about this as it makes no sense. Swollen hands can be from many things but swollen glands suggests you have a mass. ...Read more

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What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling of the lymph nodes / salivary glands?

What can I do to reduce swelling of the lymph nodes / salivary glands?

See your Dentist: You need to see your dentist to determine if the swelling is lymph node or salivary, very different treatment depending on location. ...Read more