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Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infection.
Please get the infection taken care of.

In brief: Yes

Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infection.
Please get the infection taken care of.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
I think the real question here is what are the the infections going untreated? That is both counterintuitive and dangerous.
Dr. Joel Piehl
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Yes

The lymph system system in the neck is affected by the oral region.
You should not ignore this.

In brief: Yes

The lymph system system in the neck is affected by the oral region.
You should not ignore this.
Dr. Joel Piehl
Dr. Joel Piehl
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