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Doctor insights on: Swollen Or Sore Pituitary Glands

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Can a swollen pituitary gland be serious?

Can a swollen pituitary gland be serious?

Yes : An "swollen" pituitary gland could be serious and medically followed up by the appropriate specialist, usually an endocrinologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I have a "cold sore" that has my gland swollen and my head hurting?

I have a "cold sore" that has my gland swollen and my head hurting?

Please see your gyn: Or primary doc today as they can prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or similar to help cure the cold sore as quickly as possible and make sure there is no secondary or other infection or issues. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac. Can checking/poking/prodding glands/nodes too often make them feel sore/swollen? If so, best way to reduce swelling/soreness?

Hypochondriac. Can checking/poking/prodding glands/nodes too often make them feel sore/swollen? If so, best way to reduce swelling/soreness?

Yes: That can happen. To reduce that problem, one must stop "checking/poking/prodding glands/nodes too often". One's primary care doctor or psychiatrist can offer helpful medication, if needed. ...Read more

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2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender. New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?

2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender.  New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?

Likely Thyroiditis: A heterogeneous (or inhomogeneous) thyroid echotexture is usually from thyroiditis (Either Hashimoto's or Silent/Viral). Inflammation of the thyroid (Thyroiditis) can cause pain. ...Read more

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Why would a montgomery gland around my nipple be sore and swollen?

Oil build-up?: It's possible that a person could experience some pain from clogging of normal montgomery glands, and get relief from gentle washing and placing a warm moist towel over them for 20 minutes at night. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

I have swollen glands and sore gums? What should I do?

Too many reason: Swollen glands usually mean your body is trying to make white blood cell to flight infection. Sore gums can mean many things. If you have deep pockets around your teeth where bacteria can accumulate and form biofilm then it could definitely trigger swollen glands. ...Read more

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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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My glands are swollen, sore, and my head hurts after drinking. What should I do?

My glands are swollen, sore, and my head hurts after drinking. What should I do?

Need to go see a doc: If you have severe sore throat, you may be better off going to an er and seek immediate medical attention. Pain medicines will help to control your pain. Antibiotics may be required if the doctor found any indication of infection in your throat. You could take tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve the pain although it alone may not be enough. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my penis and a swollen gland in my hip that has not healed in 5 weeks

I have a sore on my penis and a swollen gland in my hip that has not healed in 5 weeks

Not necessarily STD: Swollen gland may be enlarged lymph node, which is expected from a genital sore. The sore needs to be evaluated. Syphilis or herpes can cause sores, but 5 weeks would be unusual. Stds chancroid or granuloma inguinale are rare. Other skin problems can occur on the penis that aren't related to stds. See a primary care provider or dermatologist. For info on stds & safer sex, visit sexualhealth.Com. ...Read more