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Treatment for sore swollen gland below jaw line?

Treatment for sore swollen gland below jaw line?

Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes. An accurate diagnosis is needed. See your dentist! ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have inflamed gum with solitary swollen submandibular lymph node... What is the treatment? Should I take antibiotic?

I have inflamed gum with  solitary swollen submandibular lymph node... What is the treatment? Should I take  antibiotic?

Get checked: The most likely scenario is that there is an unhealthy pulp in a tooth that drained thru the bone to the gum and down to the lymph node. 1. Identify the constituents of the infection 2. Detoxify the infection 3 Deal with unhealthy tooth ...Read more

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Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

Can an endoscopy see swollen lymph glands?

No: I assume you are asking about esophagus, stomach and small bowel lymph nodes. In this case no. However you can see the tonsils quite well. ...Read more

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How should you diagnose swollen lymph nodes and an enlarged thyroid?

How should you diagnose swollen lymph nodes and an enlarged thyroid?

A biopsy may be in o: If there is definite enlargment of the thyroid, you need to go see a specialist(endocrinologist) or a ENT doctor who can examine you. If the lymph nodes are related to the thyroid problem a biopsy of the nodes may give us the answer. If the thyroid has any suspicios nodules an ultrsound of this gland can reveal if there may be a possible cancer in it. The size of the enlarged nodes matters in plan. ...Read more

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Can steroids shrink swollen thyroid nodules?

Can steroids shrink swollen thyroid nodules?

No it can not: No it will not shrink the swollen thyroid nodule. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which condition leads to swollen lymph nodes?

Expert opinions? Which condition leads to swollen lymph nodes?

Many, Many: 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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Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Need exam: Hard to know what you mean by swollen lymph nodes. These may be enlarged parathyroid glands, they may be lymph nodes draining an inflamed or cancerous thyroid. Sounds like you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Many things: Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

Many things: Swollen nodes are often a sign of infection. This can be due to allergy, bacteria, or viruses. On some occasions lymphoma or other cancers can cause this problem. At 35 it is more likely to be benign. I would ask my doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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What can heal an inflamed piturity gland?

What can heal an inflamed piturity gland?

Pituitary gland: How do u know your gland is inflamed? Did u have a ct scan or mri? Do you have pituitary symptoms such a galactorrhea? Are u under the care of a doc who ordered an imaging study? Corticosteroids have been suggested but have not proven effective. Hormone therapy as needed is used. Sometimes surgery is required if gland presses other structures or stops making needed hormones. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen Gland: Under jaw, if it has occurred in conjunction with your tooth extraction it may just be an inflammatory lymph node. However, if it is still tender and especially if it is growing, I would see my doctor about a referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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Reactive lymphadenitis neck gland treatment?

Reactive lymphadenitis neck gland
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Observation & workup: If it is proven by biopsy , close observation for development of lymphomas. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis. No fever.

Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis.  No fever.

Needs evaluation: prior antibiotic use doesn't preclude infection in another area, you may need another type of antibiotic, or other measures as per doctor's judgement, best wishes ...Read more