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Worried about my swollen gland in my neck. Could this be serious?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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A gland usually swells because it is trapping undesirred particles from the body, for example, if you have an infection, the gland that is in the area of the infection will grab the bad bugs so to speak to clear the infection.
In so doing the gland will swell. If you have a toothache you can get a swollen gland. If you have a sore throat you can get a swollen gland. Head infections too.

In brief: Not sure?

A gland usually swells because it is trapping undesirred particles from the body, for example, if you have an infection, the gland that is in the area of the infection will grab the bad bugs so to speak to clear the infection.
In so doing the gland will swell. If you have a toothache you can get a swollen gland. If you have a sore throat you can get a swollen gland. Head infections too.
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