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Can a hoarse voice and swollen glands mean that I have a thyroid disorder? I've had this all of my life.

Can a hoarse voice and swollen glands mean that I have a thyroid disorder? I've had this all of my life.

Possibly: I would get evaluated. Many things can cause your symptoms: nodules on vocal cords, infections, tumors, nerve damage, or it just might be the "way you are." thyroid might be involved, but not necessarily. It might be good to have a laryngoscope or thyroid ultrasound if your history and physical exam warrant them. Hopefully you don't smoke or chew tobacco. ...Read more

Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more


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Yeast infection and swollen glands in groin. Just one problem or two disorders?

Yeast infection and swollen glands in groin.  Just one problem or two disorders?

Unrelated.: Yeast infections anywhere do not typically trigger an immune response with swollen glands. You need to see your doctor for this one...And soon. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for swollen glands?

What can I do at home for swollen glands?

Lymph nodes: Which glands (lymph nodes) are you referring to? If you have swollen lymph nodes in the neck and a recent upper respiratory infection, that may be normal. If you have lymph nodes in other areas like the arm pit or groin or the ones in the neck that don't go away, you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from swollen glands?

How can I relieve pain from swollen glands?

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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I have swollen glands all the time. What can I do?

I have swollen glands all the time. What can I do?

See a doctor: Chronic swollen lymph nodes are fiund in so many illnesses that it is impossible to itemize here. It would be sensible to have a skilled physician examine you. ...Read more

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I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

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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Any good way to speed up the shrinking of 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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Can you have swollen glands in the grown when having hemeroids?

Can you have swollen glands in the grown when having hemeroids?

See below: Hemorrhoids do not usually result in enlargement of lymph nodes in the groin. If external hemorrhoids, get infected, that may result in lymph node enlargement. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful answer, without examining you and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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


Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez
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Lymphatic Diseases (Definition)

Lymphatic diseases are medical conditions affecting an individual's lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts ...Read more