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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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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


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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. Doesnt hurt.

I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month.  No swore throat.  Doesnt 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