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Dr. Paul Grin
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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

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Dr. Myron Arlen
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Dr. Charles Greenberg
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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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Dr. Aruna Mani
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Hi I am mahesh from india I did sex with a 2 months pregnant women after I had a urine infection ,pearly pennile pappules appeared around the head of pennis small swollen glands appeared right side neck under the jaw is it serious condition pls help me?

Hi I am mahesh from india I did sex with a 2 months pregnant women after I had a urine infection ,pearly pennile pappules appeared around the head of pennis small swollen glands appeared right side neck under the jaw is it serious condition pls help me?

Once diagnosed: I agree with the other doctor. Another point is if you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease you must inform the person you had intercourse with as it could not only affect her but the developing baby. This is critical, please do this. ...Read more

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Dr. David Astrachan
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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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Dr. Georgia Latham
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Shaad Abdullah
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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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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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