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Doctor insights on: Swollen Submental Lymph Glands

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Why do lymph glands become swollen?

Why do lymph glands become swollen?

Infection, cancer: Lymph nodes swell when they 'catch' a virus or bacteria. Immune cells multiply to fight the infx, causing swelling of the node (s). U can have 1 swell without other symptoms of illness. If it persists > 2-3 wks, get checked out. If a node is painful, it's more likely due to infx than something like cancer. The nodes 'catch' cancer cells that multiply & enlarge the ever-growing nodes. Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. Read more

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How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: First step see your doctor, after an exam and labs he then will advise you on best treatment and follow up. With out this evaluation you don't know what your dealing with. Read more

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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Read more

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What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into. Read more

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How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

Feel for them: You can feel for then under the armpits, in the neck, in the area above the collar bones, and in the inguinal region (the front body crease where the leg meets the torso). Read more

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Wat does it mean when a swollen lymph gland goes away?

You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size. Read more

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What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray. 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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Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM (>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size (growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). Read more

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What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. Read more

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Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

Swollen lymph gland, tender to the touch?

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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Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Unlikely: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), I would go see your doctor. Read more

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What should I do to treat a cyst on my ovary and swollen lymph glands?

What should I do to treat a cyst on my ovary and swollen lymph glands?

Depends: A cyst on the ovary usually doesn't cause swollen lymph glands. Cysts on the ovary can be normal, functional, or abnormal. You should discuss the findings with your gyn. Read more

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Day 3 of oretnizone and antibiotic for swollen gland/lymph nodes on left side only how many days should it take to pass

Day 3 of oretnizone and antibiotic for swollen gland/lymph nodes on left side only how many days should it take to pass

Could be a while: Lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) can remain for days and even weeks, etc. Even after the infection resolves. Warm compresses can help "open the pores" and may promote resolution. Read more