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Could swollen gland on left side of throat over a month be caused by anything other than the tooth infection on back left lower molar that was removed?

Could swollen gland on left side of throat over a month be caused by anything other than the tooth infection on back left lower molar that was removed?

It is possible: Swollen glands are a sign that your body is fighting an infection or another type of illness. It could be caused by tooth infection, skin infection, ear infection, sexually transmitted disease, etc. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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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


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Swollen gland in left side of throat under jaw for over 1 month. I had a tooth infection bottom left removed last week can this be serious?

Possible infection: May be an infection involving a lymph node. May also be an infected salivary gland. In either case, you should see a doctor. May need some antibiotics. ...Read more

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I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month. No swore throat. Doesn't hurt.

I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month. No swore throat. Doesn't hurt.

Time to see ENT: I would recommend a complete head and neck exam by an ent. Sometimes people start to feel lumps that were always there, so compare to the other side of your neck. If the lump is there and painless, we need to rule out a tumor. A good exam and sometimes a needle aspiration biopsy are necessary. You're at increased risk if you were ever a smoker. Go get this checked out. ...Read more

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Went to ENT this morning. Told he saw nothing wrong and no swollen gland. He took culture but left side throat sore what to do?

Went to ENT this morning. Told he saw nothing wrong and no swollen gland. He took culture but left side throat sore what to do?

Reflux: If you had a significant infection, the ENT can often see it. Reflux can cause sore throat also it can be from post nasal drip. Talk to your ENT about the possibility of both. ...Read more

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Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Tonsillitis?: If the gland is inside it could be tonsillitis. If it is outside we call it adenopathy. They are lymph glands which the body uses in response to inflammation or infection or foreign body irritation. It still could be infection in nature, and strep is no the only cause of infection. Go see your doctor and be evaluated, especially to make sure no abscess and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Left ear and left side of throat hurt, left glands swollen. Cold compress helps a bit. I got a quick glance this morning, tonsil didn't look too big.

Most likely viral: With symptoms just starting today you are likely suffering from viral infection. Try symptomatic management first with increased rest and hydration, salt water gargle, tea with honey, NSAIDs like ibuprofen for pain. If this fails then see primary doctor for more comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side. Why could this be?

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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I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago. My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?

I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago. My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?

Cryptic Tonsil: It sounds like you have food particles in your left tonsil. Gargle deep with water or use a waterpick to get the particles out. If it continues to swell or starts giving you pain see your doctor. This likely had nothing to do with your recent scope ...Read more

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The left side of my throat in is pain. I can barely swallow and when I do it hurts so bad. It feels like my gland might be swollen. What could be wrong?

The left side of my throat in is pain. I can barely swallow and when I do it hurts so bad. It feels like my gland might be swollen. What could be wrong?

May be infection?: Do you have fever? Could be tonsillitis? Just go to your doctor.Throat culture might be hlepful. At times, we just prescribe an antibiotic. Follow-up to check the gland and swelling is necessary. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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When I swallow pain goes to the left side of my head and my glands feel swollen. My throat doesn't hurt.

When I swallow pain goes to the left side of my head and my glands feel swollen. My throat doesn't hurt.

Pain with swallowing: Hello. The pain you may be experiencing could be due to TMJ, referred pain or even possibly an atypical migraine. See your doctor for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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The left side of my throat suddenly developed a sharp pain when swallowing. The gland does not feel swollen to the touch. What could it be?

The left side of my throat suddenly developed a sharp pain when swallowing. The gland does not feel swollen to the touch. What could it be?

Please see below: Acute painful swallowing is usually due to infection or trauma. If you had a cough cold, may be due to pharyngitis. If this persists, this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Why is my Sublingual glands on the left side swollen? Am diagonised with HSV1? And have started feeling like pain in the throat. What is the cause?

Why is my Sublingual glands on the left side swollen? Am diagonised with HSV1? And have started feeling like pain in the throat. What is the cause?

Oral surgeon: HSV1 is a rare but recognized cause of swollen and infected salivary gland. Because you also have throat pain, probably a good idea to seek examination by an ENT doc if symptoms persist beyond a few days or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland at the back of my throat, only on the left side though. I don't have a fever, not sick at all, but it hurts when I swallow.

I have a swollen gland at the back of my throat, only on the left side though. I don't have a fever, not sick at all, but it hurts when I swallow.

Lymphadenopathy: If this persists it might be best to have it examined by a doctor. Most of these are quite benign and a reaction to an inflammatory process in the area. This might include dental conditions, ear infections, sinusitis, problems in the trachea or esophagus, etc. If it persists or gets worse it might be best to have it examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left side of my neck only has very enlarged swollen gland tender to the touch, mild sore throat and constipated? I am traveling in thailand.

Left side of my neck only has very enlarged swollen gland tender to the touch, mild sore throat and constipated? I am traveling in thailand.

Lymphadenitis: Lymphadenitis occurs when the lymph nodes become enlarged due to the by inflammation. The swollen glands are found near the site of an infection, hence sore throat could be the source. Rec. See a general practitioner for evaluation and treatment if need it. ...Read more

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Hi, I've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat, swollen left gland. Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders, and voice box?

Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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I started taking amoxicillin 5 days ago for a cat bite. Now my neck feels stiff through jaw on left side, glands swollen, lump in my throat feeling?

I started taking amoxicillin 5 days ago for a cat bite. Now my neck feels stiff through jaw on left side, glands swollen, lump in my throat feeling?

Evaluation needed: You may have an infection with an organism for which amoxicillin is not effective. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine if a change in therapy is needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more