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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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I have huge swollen gland under right chin where the jaw starts under ear, blood in mouth and burning upper back pain right sided, and dizziness : (?

I have huge swollen gland under right chin where the jaw starts under ear, blood in mouth and burning upper back pain right sided, and dizziness : (?

See a doctor: Ugghh. That all sounds miserable! The most concerning thing is the blood in the mouth. It sounds like you may have an abscess which is draining into the mouth, and affecting nerves nearby. This needs urgent attention! Please get in for evaluation now. Good luck! ...Read more

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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like: Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...Read more

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My jaw glands and neck are swollen for about a week now, throat sore. All bloodwork came back fine...worried about lymphoma.?

My jaw glands and neck are swollen for about a week now, throat sore. All bloodwork came back fine...worried about lymphoma.?

Infectious problem?: Mono is from the EBV virus, and can cause swollen glands (lymph nodes) and big tonsils. Strep throat can do the same thing, but Strep throat needs antibiotics. Some other infections can cause big lymph nodes. Rarely, blood disorders and blood cancers cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue (person often gets anemic). This all means that another trip to the doctor would be wise. ...Read more

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Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Not likely: If you do not have nasal symptoms or discharge, it is not likely to be sinusitis. It is not feasible to say, what it is without examining you. If your symptoms do not abate in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The enlarged lymph glands are of particular concern and you should get it checked. ...Read more

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Recovered from ear infec. Antibis worked. Worried abt 2 swollen glands just above collar b either side. Bloods clear. Could this be lymphoma?

Recovered from ear infec. Antibis worked. Worried abt 2 swollen glands just above collar b either side. Bloods clear. Could this be lymphoma?

Not Lymphoma: Not. Not at all. Swollen glands are supposed to be swollen when they are fighting off an infection. A healthy immune system has lymph nodes that swell. They are palpable. They are a sign of health not a sign of cancer! Once they swell they can take several weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. Bruxism, parotid gland problem.. I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more

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Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Likely infection: Pain such as the one you are reporting can occur by a nearby infection such as sinusitis, sore throat, skin infection etc. If such complaints are experienced then one should definitely see their physician to be worked up the various causes. ...Read more

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If you have an ear infection, can you have swollen glands on the back of the head?

If you have an ear infection, can you have swollen glands on the back of the head?

Yes: Lymph glands in the posterior triangle of the neck, usually behind the ear drain infections usually from the external ear or ear canal. They are usually firm, not larger then 0.5-1.0 cm and can be tender. ...Read more

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My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

My gland is swollen right where my jaw and neck meet, right under my earlobe. My ears have also been swelling. What is going on?

Maybe Parotitis: The parotid glands are the saliva-producing glands.
Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes including infection (both bacterial and viral), autoimmune (sjogren syndrome), obstructing stone or other causes of blockage, as well as sarcoidosis among many other less common causes. You need to see your physician. ...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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Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Infection: Of the ear would cause both.
It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more

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Hard swollen gland where jaw meets ear. Likely parotid. Had for years, but now seems to be causing TMJ symp Who best Dr or dentist to help?

Hard swollen gland where jaw meets ear. Likely parotid. Had for years, but now seems to be causing TMJ symp Who best Dr or dentist to help?

Head & Neck Surgery: Diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth, and throat and salivary glands. See your PCP for referral. ...Read more

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Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.

Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.

Chronic infection: Chronic infection of salivary glands may be like any infection and spread infection throughout your system.
Try massage, reduce swelling with enzymes such as papain/bromelain such as Clear. Ease. ...Read more

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I got hit right where the jaw connects to the neck. And my ear hurts when I yawn or hiccup. It is also swollen in that area. Could it be the glands?

I got hit right where the jaw connects to the neck. And my ear hurts when I yawn or hiccup. It is also swollen in that area. Could it be the glands?

No: It could be the neck of the mandible or the tissues surrounding it. Treat it like a bad bruise or contusion. If it is not improving or your bite is off, see your dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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Would lymphoma in a 4 yo present with only one swollen lymph node under jaw? He also has a perforated ear drum on the same side. Could that cause it?

Would lymphoma in a 4 yo present with only one swollen lymph node under jaw? He also has a perforated ear drum on the same side. Could that cause it?

Nope: I would not expect the individual node to be likely for lymphoma in your child at this age. You are astute in suspecting it is related 2 the tm perforation. This is not the exact location the tm perf would cause a node, however, the illness that precipitated the perf in the first place could definitely lead to "reactive adenopathy" in that region. (lymph nodes that react to fight infections) ...Read more

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Clindamycin for ear infection? Wi it work? And is a swollen gland under the jaw by the ear part of the ear infection

Clindamycin for ear infection? Wi it work? And is a swollen gland under the jaw by the ear part of the ear infection

Yes for some inf: Ear infections can be caused by several different organisms. Some of them are treated with clindamycin but that is not a first line antibiotic.It is generally used for resistant/chronic infections. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen salivary glands on my jaw/under my ear. No pain, just swelling that goes down during the day/night & returns. Has been 36 hours with no addi. Symptoms. I am unable to get to a doctor until Mon., as I just arrived in Malaysia?

I am experiencing swollen salivary glands on my jaw/under my ear. No pain, just swelling that goes down during the day/night & returns. Has been 36 hours with no addi. Symptoms. I am unable to get to a doctor until Mon., as I just arrived in Malaysia?

May be blocked duct: Salivary ducts (tubes) bring saliva from the salivary glands to the mouth. If a person has a salivary stone or some other problem that blocks a duct, then her saliva gland will swell up each time she makes saliva, such as when eating. An ENT doctor can evaluate. Meanwhile, a salivary stone might get pushed out of the duct by increasing the flow of saliva, such as by sucking on hard candies. ...Read more

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2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

See Oral Surgeon: There are some other rather benign tumor might show normal sign on ct or x-rays. Of course, if it is swollen salivary gland, then it must has a reason that cause it. Please consult an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

NOT REALLY BUT NEEDS: Needs to be checked as your swollen glands and sore throat is most probably due to infection and it may need to be treated with full course of appropriate antibiotics
It is unlikely to be cancer and seems like an acute infection
But have it checked and get treated ...Read more

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Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

3 years?: Many of these are signs of inflammation/infection, but other causes cannot be ruled out without further information, history and direct examination. I am surprised that you have had them for three years...I would strongly recommend a visit to your family doc for a comprehensive history and physical exam and possibly some lab work-up. Also, perhaps a visit to the dentist.. ...Read more

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Normal?: Not in a healthy condition it is not. But it is normal in an ill state. Could be the flu. Could be a virus. Could be a strep throat. It took awhile to answer this so I hope you have been seen and are feeling better. If not you ed to be seen. ...Read more

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How to treat this swollen gland on the back of my head?

Don't: It should resolve on its own, however may take months. If it does not, or if it is getting bigger, or you are getting more of them, or it is larger than 1cm, get to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

Infected lymph nodes: Could be infected lymph nodes from a scalp infection. Could be a sebaceous cyst that is inflammed--tho with 3 of them it is unlikely. If they remain painful see a dr--may need an antibiotic ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

Bug bites? Shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more