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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Gland Misplaced And Swollen Neck Lymph Nodes

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Can you get swollen glands or lymph nodes if you were choked or somebody was squeezing hard on your neck?

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 more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Very swollen glands and lymph nodes in neck, when should I visit the doctor?

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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Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

What causes a long term swollen lymph gland on right side of neck?

See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pimple to cause a swollen lymph gland in neck?

Is it possible for a pimple to cause a swollen lymph gland in neck?

If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...Read more

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When lymph nodes/glands are swollen under the jaw, is something wrong?

When lymph nodes/glands are swollen under the jaw, is something wrong?

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

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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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Is it ok to nurse her baby if mom has swollen lymph node glands in her neck?

Is it ok to nurse her baby if mom has swollen lymph node glands in her neck?

Probably: But that would depend upon the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. Have mom talk to her doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland on neck for 4 months, all bloods normal awaiting ultrasound, can ultrasound detect lymphoma?

Swollen lymph gland on neck for 4 months, all bloods normal awaiting ultrasound, can ultrasound detect lymphoma?

Tissue examination: Definitive diagnosis of lymphoma requires examination of the involved lymph node by a pathologist. Ultrasound may disclose if deeper situated lymph nodes are also involved. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more