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What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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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What causes swollen glands in throat and neck?

What causes swollen glands in throat and neck?

Swollen: Usually infections but rarely cancers, lymphomas , leukemia, . ...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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What causes hives and a swollen neck gland?

What causes hives and a swollen neck gland?

Hives: The cause for hives is often obscure unless one can specifically identify the trigger (food , drug, viral infection). In chronic hives, about 30% is considered an autoimmune process. As for swollen neck glands, any inflammation from the neck up may cause it. However, if present for more than a few weeks, one needs to consider a blood disorder such as lymphoma. ...Read more

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What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers. Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes other part. Of the. Body, and getting bigger , needs to het quick check up by your dctor. ...Read more

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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph node in the shoulder and arm?

What causes swollen lymph node in the shoulder and 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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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

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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What causes the parotid gland to spasm?

What causes the parotid gland to spasm?

Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lymph nodes in the neck, and if they are not rock-hard, fixed to other structures, or growing rapidly, they're best ignored. Glad you're a good observer of the body. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen?  Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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The ultrasound of the thyroid showed enlarged lymph nodes near neck area. What could this possibly be?

Hard to say.: It depends on how large the lymph nodes are, whether or not they are tender and how long they have been present. Tender, enlarged lymph nodes can be seen with viral or bacterial infections or inflammation. Non-tender enlarged nodes which don't go away after a month or two should be further investigated with MRI or ct and possible needle biopsy as they could indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen parotid glands?

Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

What are the causes of your neck gland to swell?

Swollen neck glands: There are several reasons for swollen neck glands. The most common is an infection. Ear, nose, thoat, sinus, dental. The best, if conditions persist for more than 3-5 weeks, would be to seek expert opinion with your md or dds. ...Read more

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What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Many things: Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes swollen mastoid glands?

What causes swollen mastoid glands?

Lymph nodes: I assume you mean the glands near the mastoid processes behind the ears. Probably lymph nodes. Can be due to local infection, llike scalp infection. If it persists, see your md. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal swollen lymp nodes in the neck?

Multiple causes: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to infection, need to r/o hiv, TB , upper respiratory, tooth/gum infection, or skin or scalp infections, also probable causes could include certain cancers, you will need a complete work up and labs. ...Read more

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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