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Doctor insights on: Toddler One Very Swollen Gland

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Why is one of my glands swollen and painful?

Why is one of my glands swollen and painful?

Possible infection: Swollen lymph glands that are painful are usually a sign of infection or inflammation. In the groin it could be due to a small infection on the foot. In the neck, a throat , dental, allergy or virus. The infections could be viral or bacterial. Sometime just irritation nearby can do it. Rarely cancer can be possible. Get checked out. ...Read more

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What to do if you have a child with a swollen gland under the arm?

What to do if you have a child with a swollen gland under the arm?

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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If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning ?

If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning ?

Not necessarily: You can't tell if something is hyperfunctioning from thephysical appearance of the gland. A thyroid scan is the best method to suggest whether or not a lobe is hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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Can one side of your thyroid gland be bigger than the other? When I feel both sides the right side feels more bumpy and swollen

Can one side of your thyroid gland be bigger than the other? When I feel both sides the right side feels more bumpy and swollen

Yes, possible!: Hi. You could have an asymmetric diffuse goiter or a nodule on one side. Do you have a thyroid diagnosis? See your doctor for a good thyroid exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Last night i started to notice one of my glands were swollen. When i woke up, it hurt just touching the side of my neck. I also feel verrryy weak.?

Last night i started to notice one of my glands were swollen. When i woke up, it hurt just touching the side of my neck. I also feel verrryy weak.?

Lymphadenitis: A tender lymph node is an indication of lymphadenitis, which can have many causes. Commonly this happens with strep throat and other infections of the mouth or even scalp. If you also feel weak that suggests a more serious infection. You should seek an evaluation of what is causing your tender gland. ...Read more

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Very nervous about the swollen saliva gland I have on one side under tongue. Doesn't hurt, it's just bigger on that side. going to make an appt :( ?

Very nervous about the swollen saliva gland I have on one side under tongue. Doesn't hurt, it's just bigger on that side. going to make an appt :( ?

Good idea.: It may be nothing but a blocked salivary gland. Stop any drying medications you may be taking like decongestants (sudafed, afrin, (oxymetazoline) etc). Drink more fluids (without caffeine or calories), suck on lemon drops to make more saliva and keep your appointment. ...Read more

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This morning ive worken up with my left gland swollen and one white spot on my tonsil? Im not in any pain. Can this spread to someone else?

Throat infection: only if you have a fever and are actively sick. I would just stay arms length from others and not cough on anyone. You could get others sick by kissing them or mouth contact. You should be feeling better in a couple of days. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have a permanently (last 8 years) swollen gland behind one ear which feels hard to the touch. Do i need to get it looked at?

I have a permanently (last 8 years) swollen gland behind one ear which feels hard to the touch. Do i need to get it looked at?

Yes, it could be: Lymph node, cyst, infection, or even tumor. A doctor should look at it. I doubt that it is anything serious if it has been there for 8 years and never caused any problems, but you never know. ...Read more