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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 possibly 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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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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I have pain in my neck, left side "outside of throat", an inch or so under jaw. Jaw is also sore and clicks when opened. No swelling or redness.?

I have pain in my neck, left side "outside of throat", an inch or so under jaw. Jaw is also sore and clicks when opened. No swelling or redness.?

TMD?: 23y female w. unilateral jaw pain and clicking wonders about cause. Temporomandibular disorders, TMD, can evoke these symptoms. Masseter muscle spasm can be causal. See below: ...Read more

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Left side of tongue sensitive/sore, also left throat, discomfort when swallow. Some swelling left neck under jaw for 2 days. Rt side is ok. Normal?

Left side of tongue sensitive/sore, also left throat, discomfort when swallow. Some swelling left neck under jaw for 2 days. Rt side is ok. Normal?

Not normal: There seems to be something causing the swelling under you jaw (probable swollen gland) and soreness in tongue and throat. Since it is only one side, there is some lesion (sore) or an infection that is on inside of mouth, on tongue, tooth, or bone. It could be as simple as a canker sore to a dental abcess. Call your dentist so he can determine the source of discomfort. ...Read more

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Felling something is in my throat of left side, swelling on neck under the jaw left side, tiny blood on gargle, (31+smoke+drink) how common cancer is?

Felling something is in my throat of left side, swelling on neck under the jaw left side, tiny blood on gargle, (31+smoke+drink) how common cancer is?

Not common at all at: At this age, very unlikely. Yet you need to have a medical exam since you very likely have an enlarged lymph node in your left side of the neck, . This needs to be checked out if it does not go away over a period of 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Throat vs TMJ: Throat problem vs TMJ. Other TMJ signs are joint clicking, limited oral opening, painful chewing, headaches. TMJ sometimes feels swollen without swelling. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ exper. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

Not tumor: In addition to dr. Zapanta's explanations, would comment that tumors are hard, not soft (lymphoma typically ruber-hard, carcinoma just hard). Inflammation secondary to infection may be the most common cause if its tender... ...Read more

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swelling to left side of face; jaw; neck and behind ear. Took to uc and they put him on abx treatment. When will swelling go away?

swelling to left side of face; jaw; neck and behind ear. Took to uc and they put him on abx treatment. When will swelling go away?

Soon.: Since you are on an antibiotic for infection you should be seeing improvement within 2-3 days but it may take the entire antibiotic course or longer for swelling to completely resolve. If you don't see improvement within 2-3 days see your primary doctor or go back to the UC for a recheck. There could be many reasons why it's not improving and may need a different antibiotic or I&D. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump at that location, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. Lymph node swelling is very common in response to local infection. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Likely it's a benign: Lymph node condition. If it's persistent ask ur dr if he would consider doing a biopsy. Do u answer a lot of phone calls? It may be contributing to d ringing. I personally experience d same. ;#40;joke! ;#41;see ur dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=94274. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tinnitus-basics. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Needs to be seen: If you have had a lymph node (gland) that has been enlarged for more than three months, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why wud my lymphnode on my right side of neck under the jaw line keep swelling up to point my whole right side of face down to collarbone hurt?

Why wud my lymphnode on my right side of neck under the jaw line keep swelling up to point my whole right side of face down to collarbone hurt?

Lymph nodes: React to anything abnormal in the are they drain, such as infection on the skin, in the throat, mouth, teeth, etc. Etc. And when the infection is acute and the lymph node swells in just hours/days, it will hurt. Secondly, there are diseases of the lymphatic system and if involves a lymph node it can swell too. This usually not that painful as it is a mslower process. You, go and see a dr! ...Read more

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My husband woke up with swelling and pain on left side of neck below jaw, e.R. Dr mentioned lymphoma. Abt not helping, what are other possibilities?

My husband woke up with swelling and pain on left side of neck below jaw, e.R. Dr mentioned lymphoma. Abt not helping, what are other possibilities?

Salivary gland: The pain makes it less likely to be lymphoma. Most lymphomas cause rubbery, enlarged and painless lymph nodes. The fact that this occurred suddenly makes me wonder if he has an obstructed salivary gland which can be very painful and cause swelling in the area you describe, and antibiotics don't help. An infection in the head, mouth or face can cause a swollen lymph node in the same area. ...Read more

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Awful pain on neck between chin & jaw, right side. Hurt to talk & awful swelling from right cheek to ear& entire jawline. In floor crying @ times.???

Awful pain on neck between chin & jaw, right side. Hurt to talk & awful swelling from right cheek to ear& entire jawline. In floor crying @ times.???

Time for the doctor: A person with "awful pain" or "awful swelling" needs to see her doctor to be diagnosed and treated. Having both awful things means a trip to the doctor's office now. If she has no primary care doctor to go to, she can go to the ER. The doctor can examine to see if this is a tooth abscess, a lymph node abscess, or something else. ...Read more

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What causes ear, jaw, neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

What causes ear, jaw, neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

Complex: The head and neck is exquisitely intricate. Could be anything from an ear or upper respiratory infection to TMJ syndrome to cancer in a smoker. Could be a dental problem too. If worsening need an ENT doc to examine you, especially if a smoker. Motrin can help relieve symptoms. But if worse after the drug wears off need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Can an infection from a wisdom tooth cause swelling along right side of neck and under the jaw? There is no pain with it. Dentist said its infection

Yes - inflammation: And swelling are possible best to be addressed in a timely manner. Dentist might elect to premed with antibiotics prior to scheduling for extraction. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too.?

Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too.?

Autoimmune or infect: Your symptoms could represent either an autoimmune disorder like Lupus or scleroderma or an infectious process like Lyme disease. These are just examples. You need to see a good internet to get blood tests and perhaps X-rays and have a through examination. Your internist could then refer you further if needed. If symptoms now, go to MD now. ...Read more

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Swelling under jaw closer toear than chin, lots of coughing the last few days. I've had tonsilitis 3times. My throat feels raw, swallowing hurts, any ideas?

Swelling under jaw closer toear than chin, lots of coughing the last few days. I've had tonsilitis 3times. My throat feels raw, swallowing hurts, any ideas?

Dr. Can evaluate: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Swelling on the jaw or neck may mean inflamed nodes, or abscess forming. ...Read more

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My ears are hot and my throat has swelling to it by my jaw area. It feels like my throat is closing as if its tight there is a constant pressure within my throat?

My ears are hot and my throat has swelling to it by my jaw area. It feels like my throat is closing as if its tight there is a constant pressure within my throat?

Sore throat: Are these symptoms only a day or two old or have they been present for days? If they are new, a viral throat infection would be likely. If they are chronic, tension and stress would be suspected. A viral throat infection may be followed by a head cold but clears on its own. Stress management would be helpful for chronic throat tightness. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have been taking zpac for strep for 3 days, sore throat is gone but still feel sensitive and swelling in neck and jaw?

I have been taking zpac for strep for 3 days, sore throat is gone but still feel sensitive and swelling in neck and jaw?

Sounds OK: It sounds like the drug is working faster than usual. It typically takes a week or more for strep throat symptoms to clear up with antibiotics. Your remaining symptoms probably will continue to improve over the next few days. ...Read more

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I went to the ER last friday for face/throat swelling related to a toothache. I was prescribed Clindamycin 400mg TID. I now have a hard lump on my jaw?

I went to the ER last friday for face/throat swelling related to a toothache. I was prescribed Clindamycin 400mg TID. I now have a hard lump on my jaw?

See oral surgeon: U may have an abcess. If so, it needs to be drained. Strongly recommend you see a Oral MaxilloFacial Surgeon. I would continue the Clindamycin for now also. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my jaw neck and ears hurt and seem full, popping and creaking of the jaw diziness and also swelling behind the ears, also throat?

See a periodontist: You describe symptoms of temperomandibular joint dysfunction commonly called tmjoint
if it is the periodontist should be able to get you better. ...Read more

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Swolen thyroid, off and on sharp pain slight swelling in neck/jaw/ear/collarbone, started after nasty lower throat and lung bug 2 months ago. Infection?

Swolen thyroid, off and on sharp pain slight swelling in neck/jaw/ear/collarbone, started after nasty lower throat and lung bug 2 months ago. Infection?

Post infectious: This sounds like post infectious thyroiditis. Please have some bloodwork done to see how your tosh and t4levels are. You may have high function then low but it will get back to normal and MD should follow your labs every 2weeks for a while. ...Read more

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Abnormal swelling around the face with ear ache and throat pain. What could it be? An ear infection or cancer? Under the jaw swelling also. Age 48

Abnormal swelling around the face with ear ache and throat pain. What could it be? An ear infection or cancer? Under the jaw swelling also. Age 48

Facial swelling: It is hard to say what you have in this kind of forum. It could be as benign as a cold or something more serious. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have spasms and pain on right side of neck everytime I swallow. I have swelling in my sternoclemastoid for months. Head even not tilted. Dystonia?

Have spasms and pain on right side of neck everytime I swallow. I have swelling in my sternoclemastoid for months. Head even not tilted. Dystonia?

Could: Be Cervical Dystonia/Torticollis. Recommend seeing a Physiatrist (Musculoskeletal expert) or Neurologist to see if Botox might be helpful for you. Alternatively stretching exercises may also be helpful. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more