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Swollen Or Sore Pituitary Glands
I have a swollen gland in my armpit. I am constantly touching it. Now it is sore. Can a gland get sore and more swollen by constantly touching it?
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
2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender. New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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