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Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated. ...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


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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth.  Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more

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What could cause a pus pocket swollen throat, swollen lymph node on neck and bruising, all on one side of body.

What could cause a pus pocket swollen throat, swollen lymph node on neck and bruising, all on one side of body.

Many things: A tooth abscess can cause all the problems you mentioned. See an oral surgeon asap for an evaluation. This condition can turn into a life threatening infection quickly. ...Read more

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Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus.Infection?

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 more

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Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Yes: That can happen. But, if the pain is severe, you have fever and you cannot open your jaw very far then you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Have it evaluated: A swollen gland or lymph node should be evaluated by your doctor. You need to check if there are other lymph nodes that are swollen. It may just be an infection, but you want to make certain that it is not a manifestation of something more serious like lymphoma. These are cancers that localize in the lymph nodes. Many types are very treatable when caught early. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause swollen painful salivatory glands nausea and cough?? And my throat hurts on the other side on the bottom/back

Can tonsillitis cause swollen painful salivatory glands nausea and cough?? And my throat hurts on the other side on the bottom/back

Possibly...: The bacteria causing tonsillitis can spread to other nearby structures of the throat, and even spread throughout your system, causing more serious problems (sepsis). Nausea can be due to the primary infection or any antibiotics that you may currently be taking. If nausea keeps you from taking fluids or medications such as antibiotics, be sure to contact your physician for further evaluation/plan. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes always swell up on both side of neck? Had sore throat and now I feel a small lump on the right side of neck just below the curve of jaw

Do lymph nodes always swell up on both side of neck? Had sore throat and now I feel a small lump on the right side of neck just below the curve of jaw

Lymphadenopathy: Frequently, the lymph nodes respond to local infection or inflammation and are unilateral in the neck when the source of inflammation is on one side. If the node is not resolved after the infection is successfully treated, seel additional medical attention. ...Read more

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What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

Needs examination: Could be secondary to infection of salivary gland, but could also be indication of tumor. Needs further examination by pcp or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on left side of the throat?

Lump on left side of the throat?

See DR: See a primary care professional to rule out an infection. ...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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What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

This : This sounds like strep throat. However the "white blisters" on your throat are worrisome. The concern is a peritonsilar abscess, which is an emergency that needs to be addressed right away. Seek medical attention asap if you have not done so already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

Infection?: Swollen gums are most likely due to an infection, which could be from several sources. It warrants an immediate visit to the dentist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side only, getting worse by day, stuffiness and some swelling of glands on right side?

Sore throat on right side only, getting worse by day, stuffiness and some swelling of glands on right side?

Possible strep: It sounds like you may have tonsillitis or pharyngitis. It would be good for you to see a doctor for a strep test. It could be viral but if it is a streptococcal infection you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have daily headaches for 5 months on the top left side of my head and swollen nontender lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. Help!

I have daily headaches for 5 months on the top left side of my head and swollen nontender lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. Help!

Headache specialist: New Daily Persistent Headache. It has been suggested that this headache may be related to immune changes possibly related to the Epstein-Barr or similar virus but this hypothesis needs further investigation. Fortunately, these headaches are mostly self-limiting. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more