Could sinus infections cause an inflamed lymph node in upper gum area?

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.

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My jaw and gums plus my ear on the right hand side have started hurting...Could this be related to sinuses. I've had sinus infections before.?

Yes. Yes it is possible it could be related to sinuses. It could also be related to a TMJ problem. It would be best to seek a dental evaluation. Read more...
Yes, but. It could also be related to your tooth. Abcessed teeth can cause pain the the side of the face and jaw. Or you could have an impacted wisdom tooth. Have a doctor check your sinuses first, then have a dentist check your teeth. Read more...

I have a sore throat earache stiff neck my gums hurt and a sinus headache. I am prone to sinus infections and that's what I thought it was but now I h?

Well or Worse. After this length of time, you are probably either better, have seen a doctor, well, or worse. The only thing I would be able to offer you at this time if you are still ill is that of an antibiotic for ear and sinus infection. If you wish to do one of the Virtual Consults: healthtap.com/DrJones YACZAZ Sorry for the delay, Dr. Jones. Read more...

Need doctor's help! Will lymph node infection go into ear and gums?

+lymphnode=pathology. Usually infections spread from a source to the lymphnode. Lymphnodes are like the hazardous waste system for your body. They hold bacteria, viruses and foreign matter for processing by your immune system to handle. If the infection is overwhelming then is can spread. See you doctor for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment options. Read more...

I have a sinus infection, swollen lymph node on right side of my neck that is a little sore but I don't have a sore throat and my gums are swollen?

Upper teeth. Not sure of your question, but if your upper gums are swollen, it could be a tooth masquerading as sinus or even a tooth abscess infecting your sinus. You need professional care. Read more...
Oral infection. It sounds like you may have an early but possibly serious oral or dental infection. See a dentist or ENT specialist as soon as possible. Read more...

Would two small chronic abcesses in tooth 1and 2 and small inflamed gums internally bottom teeth (2) cause enlarged submandibular lymph node?

Lymph nodes. Any infection can cause enlarged lymph nodes. What you describe is very possible but not necessarily the cause in your case. Read more...
Yes. You have both infected teeth and infected gums. Both can cause lymph node enlargement as infection spreads toward other organs. Please have your infections treated ASAP. They will not self heal. See your Dentist. Read more...