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What can cause swollen gland under jaw and jaw tightness?

What can cause swollen gland under jaw and jaw tightness?

See your PCP: Infections, dental problems, goiter, cancer, autoimmune disease, medication side effects, etc. See your PCP to get the cause diagnosed ASAP to avoid further complications. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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What can cause swollen glands in the face and just under the jaw?

What can cause swollen glands in the face and just under the jaw?

Possible tumor: Area under jaw called submandibular area. Swollen glands most often from primry tumor of floor of mouth or lateral tongue on the involved side. Swelling occassional from throat infection or lymphoma but one should be sure the swelling is not a primary lesion of the submaxillary gland in the same region ...Read more

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I have swollen glands under my jaw and it feels like my jaw is slightly swollen. Recently started flovent inhaler. Related? Cause for concern?

I have swollen glands under my jaw and it feels like my jaw is slightly swollen. Recently started flovent inhaler. Related? Cause for concern?

And Flovent is for?: Swollen glands (lymph nodes) are unlikely to be from the flovent, but more likely to be from the reasons Flovent is being used. Flovent is used for asthma, which worsens when a person has a cold, a flu, a sinus infection, or allergies. Those conditions can cause swollen lymph nodes in and around the neck. Of course, it's possible that the swollen glands are due to other unrelated reasons, too. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in face and just under the jaw, any tups?

I have swollen glands in face and just under the jaw, any tups?

You may need medical: A medical evaluation by your family doctor or ENT doctor can help you sort it out. If the glands are increasing slowly then you need to go see a doctor. If they are just sitting there and are under one cm in size, they can be ignored for now. ...Read more

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What would indicate swollen glands on both side under the jaw without other symptoms?

What would indicate swollen glands on both side under the jaw without other symptoms?

Many choices: This could be swollen lymph nodes they can react to many factors. Need to be examined and the md will decide on other tests based on a hstory exam and lab tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

You are sick: Sorry to be blunt, it sounds like you have a bad viral infection, flu or cold. It is also possible you could have tonsillitis or pharyngitis leading to swelling of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause swollen glands under jaw and middle of neck to swell

Can sinus cause swollen glands under jaw and middle of neck to swell

Yes: Lymph nodes swell in response to infection. In the diagram of the lymph nodes in the neck, you can see that infection anywhere in the head (including sinuses) drains down to the lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Yes.: Whether lymph nodes or other glands that are swollen - this can cause pain. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands in neck n under jaw cause Bell's palsy?

Can swollen glands in neck n under jaw cause Bell's palsy?

Not per se: It is not the swollen glands that cause Bells palsy but the infection that may be causing enlarged glands.
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Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Likely infection: Pain such as the one you are reporting can occur by a nearby infection such as sinusitis, sore throat, skin infection etc. If such complaints are experienced then one should definitely see their physician to be worked up the various causes. ...Read more

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Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Suspect Viral headco: Your symptoms are like a virus infection causing you to have what is called Common head Cold.
This is a common illness that affects all of us once or twice a year. Sometimes it can be Flu, which is more severe. For treatment, take lots of warm liquids (soups, tea, coffee) and take a decongestant medication. Paracetamol pills will help to relieve the symptoms which may last 3-5 days, then go away. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, I would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. In the meantime, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take whatever over the counter medication works well for headaches. ...Read more

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Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can't tell, but left jaw right at back at curve may be ever so slightly swollen, no swollen glands anywhere else, having some TMJ issues, concern?

Can't tell, but left jaw right at back at curve may be ever so slightly swollen, no swollen glands anywhere else, having some TMJ issues, concern?

Hard to say but...: If you have some tmj/tmd issues, I would recommend seeing dentist and/or a tmj/tmd specialist to evaluate and make sure that you are not having additional problems that need attention. Don'tr wait until the symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

Lymphadenopathy: Those are jugulodigastric nodes. They can be swollen for several reasons including pharyngitis or sinusitis. Aggressive oral cleaning or scaling can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

Continuous chains: Lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They are all connected so they cannot just break off, it may have shrunk or pushed deep. ...Read more

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Swollen glands bottom of head hard not that painful but a bit uncomfortable at night. I also think I have some on the jaw area not visible.

Swollen glands bottom of head hard not that painful but a bit uncomfortable at night. I also think I have some on the jaw area not visible.

Swollen glands: You can take antiinflammatories for the pain and swelling, but get examined to evaluate these swollen glands and any potential source on why they are swollen. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

Find the reason: If you indeed have swollen glands under the jaw you have a nidus of low grade infection which is causing this. This cazn be dental, sinus problems, acne or many other problems. If they have been present for a long period of time you should have them checked by you local MD. While usually due to above in rare cases they can be a sign of a more severe problem. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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18yr old son has 3 swollen glands in pelvic area. 1-6mths ago, 2-3wks ago, 3-last wk, today a 4th under his jaw on right side any ideas? Very nervous.

18yr old son has 3 swollen glands in pelvic area. 1-6mths ago, 2-3wks ago, 3-last wk, today a 4th under his jaw on right side any ideas? Very nervous.

Please see doctor: Swollen glands are usually swollen lymph nodes. They can be due to infections or a variety of other illnesses. A visit to a md starting with a family doctor or internist is the first step. That doctor can examine the lymph nodes to determine if more testing is needed. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands (maybe return of glandular fever) be causing my jaw pain? It's absolute agony and keeps cracking, pain killers aren't touching it

Probably not: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck region probably aren't causing jaw popping and pain but can have many other sources. Need a check in the neck region by your physician. And your jaw issue by a qualified Dentist ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland under my chin and on the left side of my jaw. I also have a cold sore on the left side of my bottom lip that is in some pain too. I've dealt with cold sores for around like ten year, but never had swollen glands. Just a little conce

I have a swollen gland under my chin and on the left side of my jaw. I also have a cold sore on the left side of my bottom lip that is in some pain too. I've dealt with cold sores for around like ten year, but never had swollen glands. Just a little conce

Lymph nodes: Your gland could be swollen for a number of reasons. Activation of the virus that causes the ulcers on your lip or any other weakening of your immune system that led to the cold sores showing up. If you glands stay swollen for more than 2 weeks, go see your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

You may have: A viral infection that may actually be infectious mononucleosis, or bacterial pharyngitis such as strep throat. Whatever medicines you take for these symptoms may also be responsible for making your brain feel that way. Most viral infections will finish its course in 3-7 days by itself, and bacterial infections will require antibiotics to treat. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

3 years?: Many of these are signs of inflammation/infection, but other causes cannot be ruled out without further information, history and direct examination. I am surprised that you have had them for three years...I would strongly recommend a visit to your family doc for a comprehensive history and physical exam and possibly some lab work-up. Also, perhaps a visit to the dentist.. ...Read more

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

Infected lymph nodes: Could be infected lymph nodes from a scalp infection. Could be a sebaceous cyst that is inflammed--tho with 3 of them it is unlikely. If they remain painful see a dr--may need an antibiotic ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more