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Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Lymphadenoapthy: Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Painful breasts and 2 CM mass in left breast. What can I do to remove it?

Painful breasts and 2 CM mass in left breast. What can I do to remove it?

Eval: Please don't attempt to remove a breast mass yourself. Recommend making an appointment with your physician who can assess and refer to a specialist as appropriate. ...Read more

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My skin tag under my armpit is red, swollen and painful? Can i remove it naturally?

My skin tag under my armpit is red, swollen and painful? Can i remove it naturally?

No: It sounds like you may have an infection. See your doctor for possible antibiotics with removal of your skin tag. ...Read more

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Can ultherapy, ultrasound facial lift cause swollen lymph glands?

Can ultherapy, ultrasound facial lift cause swollen lymph glands?

Ultherapy: I have performed Ultherapy since 2010 and have never someone present after this procedure with lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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Tender to touch spot under arm pit next to breast ?

Tender to touch spot under arm pit next to breast 
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?abscess/boil?: Get an eval to determine the exact diagnosis as it may be ab abscess requiring local I&D and/or antibiotic treatment, or a lymph node if on the arm pit area, needing further evaluation, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will i need surgery to remove swollen lymph node in neck?

Will i need surgery to remove swollen lymph node in neck?

Enlarged lymph node: Enlarged lymph nodes of the head and neck can be several things. Often this is due to an infection, but certainly cancer must be ruled out. Nowadays we begin usually with an ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate (fna) which is a biopsy. If needed, then the entire lymph node or additional lymph nodes are removed surgically. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

Swollen lymph node in armpit for 3 days. Is tender and painful to touch?

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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Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

Help! there's white spots on my nipples, tender breasts & very painful?

See you doctor: Many reasons for tender breasts. The white spots may be cysts. Cysts can be treated, sometimes need excised. Your doctor can guide your treatment. ...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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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could two soft lumps under the armpit mean? Only spot I feel swollen lymph nodes.

What could two soft lumps under the armpit mean? Only spot I feel swollen lymph nodes.

Cyst or lymph node: Lumps in the axillae/arm pit are usually sebaceous/glandular cysts or lymph nodes. The cysts will usually seem to be part of the skin or just below it. The cysts can also turn red and develop a pustular head that bursts, like a large pimple. Warm compress accelerates healing. The lymph nodes are deep, under the skin. Lymph nodes or progressive swelling needs evaluation by a primary care providr ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck, white furry tongue, face muscle soreness near jaw, thigh and forearm muscles become fatigued , lumps under skin onbelly?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck, white furry tongue,  face muscle soreness near jaw,  thigh and forearm muscles become fatigued , lumps under skin onbelly?

Exam: Do you think this should be treated online? Absolutely NOT. Call for a medical appointment, exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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Breasts very tender, swollen and enlarged lymph nodes? Some sort of infection?

Possible: Bilateral breast infection would be somewhat unusual. Strongly suggest you see your family doctor and be examined. ...Read more