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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Day 3 of oretnizone and antibiotic for swollen gland/lymph nodes on left side only how many days should it take to pass

Day 3 of oretnizone and antibiotic for swollen gland/lymph nodes on left side only how many days should it take to pass

Could be a while: Lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) can remain for days and even weeks, etc. even after the infection resolves. Warm compresses can help "open the pores" and may promote resolution. ...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?

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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Very swollen glands and lymph nodes in neck, when should I visit the doctor?

Very swollen glands and lymph nodes in neck, when should I visit the doctor?

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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What can I do to address swollen glands and lymph nodes in throat?

What can I do to address swollen glands and lymph nodes in throat?

Depends: They may be enlarged for a variety of reasons. I would strongly suggest that you see your physician to have him evaluate you. Any treatment for these swollen glands and nodes starts with your physician. ...Read more

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Swollen gland/lymph node for over a month on left side only had a bad tooth infection would that be the cause? DR gave antibiotic and pretizone Day 3

Swollen gland/lymph node for over a month on left side only had a bad tooth infection would that be the cause? DR gave antibiotic and pretizone Day 3

It is possible: A dental abscess can cause swollen gland/lymph node and swelling of the soft tissue. The usual cause of an abscess is an infection with bacteria. In some situations, the infection can spread quickly and require immediate attention. . The good news is abscess is taken care of and your dentist is in control. Take care. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes/glands, no other symptoms. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes/glands, no other symptoms. What could this be?

Hard to say: Its hard to say what this might be. It depends on things like how big it is, how long it's been there, whether it's growing, whether it's painful, and how it feels... It is probably worth getting checked out soon; however, if it is growing it would need to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for swollen lymph nodes/glands?

Which type of doctor should I see for swollen lymph nodes/glands?

More than one choice: Any family doctor can help you and guide you further. Ent doctors handle most swollen glands in he neck area where they are commonly due to infections. If you have swollen glands in the armpits, then you need to go to a general surgeon or a family doctor or pcp. ...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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Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more