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Swollen Gland On Neck Or Esophagus
Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node
Can a cut/bruise at back of tongue cause swollen neck and pain swallowing/yawning? Like muscle spasm or affect swallowing glands?
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
Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lymph nodes in the neck, and if they are not rock-hard, fixed to other structures, or growing rapidly, they're best ignored. Glad you're a good observer of the body. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus.Infection?
You need help: Dental abscess will not repair itself. Call your dentist before infection gets worse. Sinus infection, nasal congestion, etc, is a medical, not a dental, issue. Make appointment w your physician. Swollen glands may be due to either or both. You need help...Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?
Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more
Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?
Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck ?
Easy does it, Steve: Most people have a visible vein on each side of the neck, especially when they're lying down, and most people's carotid arteries are visible. These have nothing to do with your lymph nodes. Do you have palpable nodes? A palpable tumor? Is it possible you're just physically fit and your neck structures are thus more visible? The vast majority of swollen nodes in a young guy like you are harmless. ...Read more
Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?
Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it harder to feel or the larger node is larger because of something aggravating it like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender
How did it happen?: What you described sounds like physical abuse. If any one hit you, it is imperative that you report it to police and get out of any contact with that person. What you think is a swollen lymph node may be bleeding into the tissue. If you do not wish to talk to police, talk to your clergy, your parents or an other adult that you have rapport with. Wish you good health! ...Read more
Swelling under the jaw. Could it be lymph nodes? Or the salivary glands? I don't think it's my teeth or wisdom or jaw. Symptoms on my other question.
Swelling: Can't see your other question...system doesn't work that way. As a general rule, any pain, swelling, or bleeding should be immediately investigated. Could be lymph nodes swollen from trying to filter an infection, or partially blocked salivary gland, or draining abscess, or so many other things. Bite the bullet, call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I doubt that: They're related, but you would need to see your doctor for an evaluation of both. ...Read more
Yes: Lymph nodes swell in response to infection. In the diagram of the lymph nodes in the neck, you can see that infection anywhere in the head (including sinuses) drains down to the lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more
What does swollen lymph node in the neck feels like? How common is swollen lymph node in the neck WITHOUT any Lump?
Always a lump: The lymph nodes in the neck as in other areas like arm pit and groin serve to protect the patient immunologically from infection. Tumors in the region of these nodes spread to the nodes and cause them to enlarge and become firm. Infections that induce somewhat larger than normal lymph glands do not develop the firmness. If tumor arises denovo in the nodes think of lymphoma. ...Read more
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