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I have a swollen lymph node under right jaw line that gets hard when I smoke cigs and soft when I stop it swells and hurts what could cause this.?

I have a swollen lymph node under right jaw line that gets hard when I smoke cigs and soft when I stop it swells and hurts what could cause this.?

Salivary gland stone: I suspect you may be dealing with sialolithiasis: a stone in the submandibular salivary gland or duct. Pain and swelling often increases with eating, although I'm not aware of any association with smoking. Will often respond to conservative Rx. SEE > http://bit. Ly/1RH2Sx7
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Have had a swollen lymph node under my right jaw for over month and a half. It shrank in size 2 weeks ago but hasn't gone down since. Its very hard.

Have had a swollen lymph node under my right jaw for over month and a half. It shrank in size 2 weeks ago but hasn't gone down since. Its very hard.

Watch and wait: As it has gone down in size, it would be safe to watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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I have a swollen lymph node under my right jaw the size of nearly 2 fingers. I have no other symptoms. What could cause this?

I have a swollen lymph node under my right jaw the size of nearly 2 fingers. I have no other symptoms. What could cause this?

Inflammation: Multiple possibilities. Could be related to dental issue, allergy, asymptomatic illness or infection or chronic irritation. If it persists or gets larger you should be evaluated and node may need biopsy or removal
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I think I have a swollen lymph node under right side of jaw. Slightly bigger than normal size. No cold or sore throat. Dentist said to watch for a few?

I think I have a swollen lymph node under right side of jaw. Slightly bigger than normal size. No cold or sore throat. Dentist said to watch for a few?

Watch carefully: If the lymph node gets harder and harder or bigger and bigger, even if not painful, please return to your dentist or see your physician.
Most lymph nodes in the neck area resolve on their own with time. If this does not go away, see your DDS or doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen hard lymph node under right jaw line that gets hard when I smoke, I haven't smoked all day and its not nearly as hard, should I be concerned? Is this a possible sign of cancer? I have been smoking off and on for two years, and pretty regul

I have a swollen hard lymph node under right jaw line that gets hard when I smoke, I haven't smoked all day and its not nearly as hard, should I be concerned? Is this a possible sign of cancer? I have been smoking off and on for two years, and pretty regul

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY: UNLIKELY TO BE CANCER: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON. Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node under jaw when I lean my head down I feel the knot I have a cold?

Swollen lymph node under jaw when I lean my head down I feel the knot I have a cold?

Possibly.: It's possible to have swollen lymph nodes as part of a cold or other upper respiratory infection. You could consider waiting until the cold gets better & see what happens to your lymph node. It will probably get better on its own. If it doesn't, you may want to see your primary doctor about it. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen lymph node under the right side of my jaw for ablest three months now. No symptoms. What's going on?

I've had a swollen lymph node under the right side of my jaw for ablest three months now. No symptoms. What's going on?

See doc: There are wide variety of disease that need to be addressed, detailed history and physical exam necessary before coming to any conclusion. It may be benign or something significant. ...Read more

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Painful Swollen lymph node Under my left jaw. No Fever or cold. Should I be worried?

Painful Swollen lymph node Under my left jaw. No Fever or cold. Should I be worried?

Don't Goad That Node: Not usually. This happens, then they go away. The worst thing you can do is keep fooling with it. Estimate the size then leave it alone for at least one week, prefer- ably two, then check it again. Bigger? Smaller? Same? Less tender? More tender? Then decide if you need to see your doctor. If getting visibly bigge or gets more painful before then, or more lumps appear or other symptoms come-up, go sooner. ...Read more

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How long does post nasal drip last? And is it usually accompanied by slightly swollen lymph node under jaw? Lymph node doesn't hurt and can be moved

How long does post nasal drip last? And is it usually accompanied by slightly swollen lymph node under jaw? Lymph node doesn't hurt and can be moved

A long time: Post nasal drop is usually due to allergies, which can occur in certain seasons, especially spring postnatal drop can be present continuously in some persons. If it is on only one side of your nose and you have a history of head trauma, please see your doctor. Topical stetoid sprays or no sedating medications such as Zyrtec may help. In extreme cases, a consult with an allergist may be needed. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node under left side of jaw is now making my ears feel like I went in an airplane what's this from?

Swollen lymph node under left side of jaw is now making my ears feel like I went in an airplane what's this from?

Blocked tube: Your eustachian tube is blocked, either by the mass effect of the node or something else. If this persists or gets worse, get it seen. ...Read more

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What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

What cause one swollen lymph node under the jaw? I have a mouth sore but is clearing up. Thanks

Likely the sore: Mouth sore is in all likelihood responsible for the enlarged node. The node will subside as the mouth sore heals, though there may be some lag. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?

Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?

Likely: If the lymph node enlargement is due to infection, these will subside. If the nodes become larger or additional nodes become larger, it would be prudent to address the issue with your doctor again.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Swollen lymph node under jaw CT scan neg how do you know if you have Pathogens left behind the bone? Been swollen for 2 months

Swollen lymph node under jaw CT scan neg how do you know if you have Pathogens left behind the bone? Been swollen for 2 months

Good questio: If a radiograph does not visualize either infection or tooth fragment, energy testing will identify and quantify the presence of infection. Appropriate detoxification and/or surgery will resolve the infection and swelling. ...Read more

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My 4 yo has a perforated ear drum that is being repaired in a few days. He also has a swollen lymph node under his jaw on same side. Related? Leukemia?

My 4 yo has a perforated ear drum that is being repaired in a few days. He also has a swollen lymph node under his jaw on same side. Related? Leukemia?

Lymphadenopathy: It would not be unreasonable for this boy to have swollen lymph nodes on the side of an injury, abrasion, or other inflammation. I see no reason to suspect leukemia, so don't concern yourself with that. Just indicate the finding to the ENT surgeon as you check in for his tympanoplasty. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on left side of my jaw, is this serious?

Swollen lymph node on left side of my jaw, is this serious?

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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Swollen lymph node on left side of my jaw. Any ideas on what it could be?

Swollen lymph node on left side of my jaw. Any ideas on what it could be?

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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How do I know I have a swollen lymph node? Left side under my jaw. .. It does... Hurt sometimes..

Feel it.: There are both salivary glands and lymph nodes that can be felt under the jaw on either side. Lymph nodes are usually, firmer and more rubbery. It is normal to feel the salivary glands right along the jaw bone. Either can be tender if there is inflamation. If structures seem to be enlarged on one side, or pain is consistent, see a doctor as you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node hurt when touched on your lower jaw/upper neck?

Can a swollen lymph node hurt when touched on your lower jaw/upper neck?

Yes: Swollen lymph nodes can be tender to the touch for up to two weeks. If they are enlarged and tender after that. It's a good idea to let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node hurt when touched on lower jaw/upper neck? How long does it take to go away?

Can a swollen lymph node hurt when touched on lower jaw/upper neck? How long does it take to go away?

Yes: A swollen lymph node can be painful and tender. The duration of its presence will depend upon the cause of its being enlarged. Lymph nodes are part of our immune system and usually enlarged acutely in the presence of local infection or non-infectious inflammation. If this persists have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed a lump under the jaw (only right side) after my cold, like a swollen lymph node but it's been there for weeks/month. Should I be concerned?

I noticed a lump under the jaw (only right side) after my cold, like a swollen lymph node but it's been there for weeks/month. Should I be concerned?

Lymph node: A swollen lymph node can persists weeks after a URI. If it has been at least 6 weeks then I would see a ENT for an opinion. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node? I am a sixteen year old female. I've had something bulging from under my jaw for two weeks now. I've noticed it getting larger quickly, also becoming more and more painful. My friend said it might be a swollen lymph node. I've done so

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However, a lymph node can become enlarged for more reasons that a sore throat or cough. An infection of a gum, a canker sore - these are just a couple of examples. Lymph nodes drain areas of inflammation or infection. I am glad that you will be seeing the doctor tommorrow, so that it can be properly assessed and diagnosed. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things

Can a swollen lymph node cause earache and jaw pain? I have a swollen lynlh node due to cold sores and am experiencing both those things

Cold sores/jaw pain: Yes, both can occur. Your body is fighting an infection. Locally and regionally. Part of this is the inflamatory response which causes swelling soreness in the area.
Seek a professional that can help treat the infection and give you some palative relief. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node just below my ear and under my jaw. Been there about 3 weeks and fluctuates in size but is moveable and hard?

I have a swollen lymph node just below my ear and under my jaw. Been there about 3 weeks and fluctuates in size but is moveable and hard?

Abnormal Lymph node: Enlargement commonly results from infection, immune response or other causes. Therefore, the direct clinical examination is essential for diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more