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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What could cause swollen glands without sickness?

What could cause swollen glands without sickness?

Asymptomatic LN: I assume you mean swollen lymph nodes without any symptoms. This can be from a variety of different things. Infection generally causes symptoms however granulomas or cancer may not initially cause symptoms. Any asymptomatic swelling should be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether further testing should be done. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I have swollen glands?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen glands?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen glands?

Swollen glands: Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually refer to true glands). ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, for a few months there's. No pain.?

Node vs Saliva gland: Depending on location, swelling in the head and neck area may be one of more lymph nodes or one or more salivary glands. Painless swelling without recent infection or trauma in the area needs to be evaluated. I recommend a visit to your primary provider or an ent/ otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Are swollen glands normal with fms?

Are swollen glands normal with fms?

No: Swollen glands are not typical for fms. Swollen lymph glands can be seen with a variety of conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, which has some overlapping symptoms with fms. If you have swollen glands get evaluated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen glands?

How to get rid of swollen glands?

See your doctor: You need a medical evaluation as to the cause of your swollen lymph glands. This could be infection or rarely, cancer. Only a doctors testing can find the cause and then be able to treat it. So it is not easy to get rid of the glands without treating the cause. ...Read more

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Are swollen glands linked with periods?

Possibly: Swelling of lymph nodes in the groin region can sometimes occur during the time of menses but should resolve after completion of menses. If you have glands which do not resolve or are swollen in areas other then the groin I would recommend that you seek out your primary physician or gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I often have swollen glands in the neck. Why?

I often have swollen glands in the neck. Why?

Prob infection: Glands or lymph nodes in head and neck region frequently inflamed or enlarged due to any inflammation or infection in the near by region of the body. Eczema or Psoriasis or other inflammatory condition can certainly cause these. Your doctor can give you a course of medicine initially and may need other tests if no improvement seen. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands a lot in the neck. What is it?

See ur Dr and get: Checked for a viral/bacterial infection, tumor etc. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/swollen-lymph-nodes. ...Read more

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If I have laryngitis and swollen glands, is this contagious?

If I have laryngitis and swollen glands, is this contagious?

Yes, it is: Yes, it is contagious. The causes can be viral or bacterial. Most common cause is a viral infection. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go back to my gp, because of swollen glands?

Do you think I should go back to my gp, because of swollen glands?

Possibly: Depending on the circumstances, this may be a good idea. I don't know what condition you saw your gp for to begin with. Definitely if your gp asked you to come back then do so. If you had a minor cold and you are still recovering, it may pass with additional time. If in doubt, contact your medical doctor/provider for input. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, I would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. In the meantime, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take whatever over the counter medication works well for headaches. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands n tonsils what will help?

I have swollen glands n tonsils what will help?

Do not worry: If these are persisting beyong 3-4 weeks, you should go see an ENT doctor. He/she may give antibiotics as infection is the most common cause. Yet it is not serious. So quit worrying about it...It would go away with time. If it does not, then you have to see a good doctor to check and treat you. ...Read more

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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Please tell me all cause of swollen glands in side of neck?

Please tell me all cause of swollen glands in side of neck?

Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Could swollen glands be a symptom of an over active thyroid?

Could swollen glands be a symptom of an over active thyroid?

Possibly: If it is your thyroid gland that is swollen that would be a possibility, but usually an overactive thyroid gland will cause you to to have a high metabolism rate, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have swollen glands and a big bump on my chin! What is this?

What should I do if I have swollen glands and a big bump on my chin! What is this?

Show it to your doct: You need a medical examination done by your doctor. Any lump that is over half an inch should be examined by your doctor and further tested if it is growing in size. ...Read more

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I found swollen glands in my daughter (5yrs old) right side of her neck - bumps but not external?

Normal: A child of this age has several episodes of viral upper respiratory symptoms. During these episodes the lymph nodes can swell slightly. This means the body's immune system is working properly. Sometimes they cannot shrink all the way back down and they persist. Unless they become infected, redness, tenderness, fever, etc. They do not require further evaluation or treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get swollen glands or lymph nodes if you were choked or somebody was squeezing hard on your neck?

Not usually: Chocking would not cause lymph glands to become larger. Choking may bring attention to glands that may have become larger for some other reason.
If the choking you are referring to is part of domestic or other violence, you ought report it to the police and remove yourself from the abusive situation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?

Depends..: Many infections can linger even after sore throat has resolved. In general most reactive lymph nodes diminish in size after a couple weeks once the agent is gone. Mono, for example can take months....also sometimes lymph nodes get larger but don't go back to the original size. I suggest you see someone if it hasn't gone down 2-3 weeks after improvement in case you need to be examined or tested ...Read more

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Swollen glands due to trignimal neurology no medicine cause allergic reaction have to see neosurgsurgent. What will he do?

Operate if needed: Tic Douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia may require surgery as last resort if medication treatment is not helping the pain.
Neurosurgery, ENT & Interventional Pain Specialist are the best specialist to treat your problem ...Read more

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3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

Infected lymph nodes: Could be infected lymph nodes from a scalp infection. Could be a sebaceous cyst that is inflammed--tho with 3 of them it is unlikely. If they remain painful see a dr--may need an antibiotic ...Read more

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My Dr said if I'm not better by Monday he wants me to see him cause I been so tied and so drain I still have fever and swollen glands?

Continuity of health: It's good your doctor is being responsible - you need to get better, and the best way to do that is to diagnose what is the problem. If on the first visit, the doctor hasn't figured it out, I believe it's worth follow-up visit (s) to determine the cause. That will at least give you peace of mind, and hopefully make clear a path of treatment on the road to getting better. Take care. ...Read more

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My son has swollen glands and the doc said if its still the same in 1 month they will operate should I wait this long? Or get 2nd opinion?

Lymph gland swelling: Kids routinely get lymph gland swelling after bug bites, throat drainage or after viral illnesses or some vaccines. We expect that swelling to gradually peak & subside in 3-4 weeks. The time you were quoted is realistic. I might even wait longer if a the swelling was on its way down. You don't want to put a kid through surgery on a self healing issue. In adults, the approach may be different. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands on my right side of my neck and pain that goes into the base of my my neck, right side. I am tired all the time. Mono?

Possible mono: Mononucleosis can cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. However, other things can cause swollen lymph nodes including a bacterial infection in your mouth or nose, or even certain types of cancer. You are young so cancer is much less likely. If these lymph nodes have been swollen for several weeks, you need to see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been waking up for the past month feeling off, keep getting re-occuring swollen glands in my armpits and mild headaches, what could this be?

Virus? Mono?: Lymph nodes ("glands") cannot come and go so often. Once actually swelling occurs, it will always last at least 1-2 weeks. So it is unlikely that explains your feeling "recurring" glands over a month. However, your symptoms could reflect some sort of viral infection like mononucleosis (glandular fever), or any number of other conditions. See your GP if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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I woke up with 2 painful swollen glands, the size of a pea (little smaller) under my chin. It hurts to eat or chew. It's been a day. What from?

I woke up with 2 painful swollen glands, the size of a pea (little smaller) under my chin. It hurts to eat or chew. It's been a day. What from?

Lymph nodes: Most likely these are submental lymph nodes that drain infection or inflammation in skin of the chin, lower lip and gums, front floor of mouth, lower incisors, and tongue tip. They may be the first indication of canker sore. Location of pain with eating or chewing probably is site of the primary problem. May need dental or ENT eval for definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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