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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?
Hard to say but...: If you have some tmj/tmd issues, I would recommend seeing dentist and/or a tmj/tmd specialist to evaluate and make sure that you are not having additional problems that need attention. Don'tr wait until the symptoms worsen. ...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
Continuous chains: Lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They are all connected so they cannot just break off, it may have shrunk or pushed deep. ...Read more
Find the reason: If you indeed have swollen glands under the jaw you have a nidus of low grade infection which is causing this. This cazn be dental, sinus problems, acne or many other problems. If they have been present for a long period of time you should have them checked by you local MD. While usually due to above in rare cases they can be a sign of a more severe problem. ...Read more
See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more
I have swollen glands under my jaw and it feels like my jaw is slightly swollen. Recently started flovent inhaler. Related? Cause for concern?
And Flovent is for?: Swollen glands (lymph nodes) are unlikely to be from the flovent, but more likely to be from the reasons Flovent is being used. Flovent is used for asthma, which worsens when a person has a cold, a flu, a sinus infection, or allergies. Those conditions can cause swollen lymph nodes in and around the neck. Of course, it's possible that the swollen glands are due to other unrelated reasons, too. ...Read more
Not per se:
It is not the swollen glands that cause Bells palsy but the infection that may be causing enlarged glands.
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I have swollen glands under jaw and in neck with what feels like a hole where my wisdom tooth should be coming in I can feel a little piece of tooth?
Ok: You have your wisdom tooth erupting. There may be an infection if you are swollen. Please see a local dentist for evaluation ...Read more
Woke up w/swollen glands infront/behind my ears and directly under my jaw. I don't have any other symptoms or pain. Drank a lot the evening prior.
Swollen glands under jaw near front of throat for over 4 months maybe more and a lump in the bottom front of throat for over 10 months?
This merits: Medical assessment at this point - More than 10 months - warrants eval. ...Read more
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