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Swollen Glands In Jaw Area
Swollen glands bottom of head hard not that painful but a bit uncomfortable at night. I also think i have some on the jaw area not visible.
18yr old son has 3 swollen glands in pelvic area. 1-6mths ago, 2-3wks ago, 3-last wk, today a 4th under his jaw on right side any ideas? Very nervous.
Please see doctor: Swollen glands are usually swollen lymph nodes. They can be due to infections or a variety of other illnesses . A visit to a md starting with a family doctor or internist is the first step. That doctor can examine the lymph nodes to determine if more testing is needed. ...Read more
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
You may need medical: A medical evaluation by your family doctor or ENT doctor can help you sort it out . If the glands are increasing slowly then you need to go see a doctor. If they are just sitting there and are under one cm in size, they can be ignored for now. ...Read more
Possible tumor: Area under jaw called submandibular area. Swollen glands most often from primry tumor of floor of mouth or lateral tongue on the involved side. Swelling occassional from throat infection or lymphoma but one should be sure the swelling is not a primary lesion of the submaxillary gland in the same region ...Read more
Many choices: This could be swollen lymph nodes they can react to many factors. Need to be examined and the md will decide on other tests based on a hstory exam and lab tests. ...Read more
Can't tell, but left jaw right at back at curve may be ever so slightly swollen, no swollen glands anywhere else, having some TMJ issues, concern?
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