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Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node

Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node

Maybe: Could be a lymph node infection in tissue or pone or a problem with salivary gland r parotid gland. Requires careful exam by a md. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


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Pain pushing chin back base of skull Slight swollen sternocleidomastoid muscle enlarged lymph node top of jaw, crackling noise in neck ?

Pain pushing chin back base of skull Slight swollen sternocleidomastoid muscle enlarged lymph node top of jaw, crackling noise in neck ?

Much more is needed-: -larger on both sides? Painful, age, node tender or just there? Also any co-morbidities. All is important 2 even hazard a guess. Best 2 C Ur PCP, 4 a hands on exam & history taken. ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

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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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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Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?

 Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?

Infection: Your lymph nodes are a line of defense against infection and sometimes allergic reactions in your body. When they swell, they are fighting the infection. In your case, they are probably overworked and probably need the assistance of an antibiotic. If they do not respond to treatment, blood tests may be helpful to determine other causes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear, fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear,  fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

See doctor: You need to talk to your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than a couple of weeks. I am concerned about the stiff neck which may signal meningitis. Blood tests do not detect all infections especially those in isolated areas. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?

Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?

Inflammatory nodes.: Most nodes in neck that represent a metastatic process are found along the jugular vein. Nodes at the nape of the neck usually drain the scalp and as such with scalp problems, this would be the cause of the process and almost always represent inflammation. This can be controlled with warm soaks to the scalp and at times antibiotics. ...Read more

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Pain under left clavical,swollen lymph nodes on both sides of neck,no energy,vertigo,pressure around back of neck and under ears?

Pain under left clavical,swollen lymph nodes on both sides of neck,no energy,vertigo,pressure around back of neck and under ears?

Pls see your doc: Although your signs suggest an inflammatory process with secondary lymphadenopathy, you have to see an oncologist to rule out metastasis, malignancies and endocrine neurological effect of a head and neck growth. Pls take time this week to get checked, perhaps get serology and other tests to get to the cause, even a lymph node work up for lymphoma. Take care. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, neck & the back of my head. Headache, fever, body aches.. What can this all be? :-(

Swollen  lymph  nodes, neck & the back of my head. Headache, fever, body aches.. What can this all be? :-(

Depends: You really should be seen by your md. The symptoms described could be associated witha number of ailments. It is likely a viral infection, but not necessarily. Your age and your description would lead me to test for mononucleosis (epstein-barr virus), but any number of infections can present with your symptoms. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck , large growth in nasel passege and eye pressure blurrieness all on right side of head. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck , large  growth in nasel passege and eye pressure blurrieness all on right side of head. What could this be?

Lesion in sinus: Large mass in nasal passage may be due to a lesion in the adjacent maxillary sinus. A lesion here sits right under the orbit and could cause eye problems. If malignant may also have spread to cervical nodes. CAT scan of head and neck region followed by biopsy of the nasal growth can define the nature of the growth and extent of sinus involvement defining what treatment is needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Infectious: You have all the signs and symptoms of some infection, be it sinus, ear, throat, etc... get eval to properly diagnose your infection so you can get treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue. Swelling causing tight neck?

Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue.
Swelling causing tight neck?

See doctor/dentist.: You likely have an infection in the mouth (dental caries , gingivitis etc). The tongue swelling does not cause stiff neck which may possibly be a sign of meningitis. You need to check with your doctor if the stiff neck worsens in the absence of other explanation. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more