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Swollen Lymphatic Glands
Lymphadenoapthy: Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Wind pipe, u mean?: Enlarged nodes in the chest can be the result of many things, some more serious than others. Rather than speculating and giving you a mile long list, i would suggest you talk to the doc who ordered the scan and ask him/her about the implications of the scan and what to do next. Best to you. ...Read more
Probably your friend: I've had one since a strep throat in med school. Different people have big lymphoid outposts in different places. They're there to help you, and only if they are clearly abnormal (huge, rock-hard, stuck to something they shouldn't be) should you consider biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
There are several: possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem within the mouth, the lips, the tongue or the skin nearby. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchanged for may years, nothing to worry about. If the nodes have been getting larger, then you should talk with your doctor. Some cancer assocaited with swollen groin nodes are lymphoma, melanoma, and testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (women). ...Read more
Sir! i have swollen lymphatic glands at left side of my necks they are 4-5 in number and are of 1 inch dia.. is there any medical treatment except sur?
Need an exam: Lymph node enlargement(lymphadenopathy) is often due to a recent infection and sometimes underlying malignancy, or other disorders. If the lymph nodes have been present for a long time without enlarging in size there is less chance of malignancy. It would be best to have your physician examen you. He or she may decide to watch the nodes for a while or possibly order a lymph node biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on interferon/ribavirin and was curious how to keep my lymphatic system in good shape? My lymph glands in my neck gets swollen from time to time?
Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?
Swollen lymph nodes 3.5 months. Ultrasound showed lymphadenopathy. Mri showed many nodes but no evidence of lymphadenopathy. Itchy skin Biopsy needed?
FollowDoctor'sAdvice: We can not comment on just ultrasound and MRI reports without having more information,about the clinical history as to why the tests were ordered and what part of body was involved.I suggest you follow the doctor's who know your case advoice and find the diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more
Day 3 of oretnizone and antibiotic for swollen gland/lymph nodes on left side only how many days should it take to pass
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
Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. In the area under the tongue/floor of mouth, a salivary gland can be the cause with a duct obstruction. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have mono, but my lymph nodes have been swollen for about two weeks. Should i be concerned or is it the normal duration for swollen glands?
Infection healed, lymph nodes increasing?! i had 3 swollen in underarm and now 1 in other arm. Behind back of my head, have 2 bumps and swollen gland?
Go back to doc: To be certain everything is ok. May still be clearing but be certain you are fine. ...Read more
Have mono, but my lymph nodes have been swollen for about 2 weeks and are enlarging. Should i be concerned? The salivary gland is as big as golf ball.
See your doctor: Follow up with your doctor and have them check you out since it is getting worse. Also get plenty of rest. ...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
Swollen partoid gland, 2 swollen lymph nodes under chin, and severe headache no fever no other symptoms, what could be wrong?
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
I have two painless swollen lymph nodes on right jaw (i think submandibular gland) for quite some time. I can feel them with hands.I use snuff.
Needs eval: These need to be evaluated by your doctor or ENT specialist. You are correct to be concerned, especially since you appropriately report you use snuff which can contribute to the risk of mouth cancer even, unfortunately, at your young age. The fact that they are painless and you don't report an associated infection is also concerning. Make an appointment today. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?
Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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