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Old 11-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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lymph nodes from mouth problems? I need help

Greetings, first of all Thanks for all the prayers!


I have several swollen lymph nodes from under chin, jawline, to the back of my neck. Could dental problems cause this? If so or not who should I go see (the name of the particular type of specialist I need to go to)? I've been to my primary care physician who doesn't see anything wrong (checked for hiv, lupus, leukemia, etc...), had a few teeth removed back around Feb. 2010, 2 were abscess, but the lymph nodes have been swollen for over 2 years. I had deep root scale cleaning, been to E.N.T, had CT scan done and still have the lymph nodes and none of the people i've saw seem to be concerned. Here's a piece from another post I made.

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=4626628#post4626628

The swollen lymph nodes are really hurting my confidence, mood, etc... I tried changing my diet, been taking cats claw, multi-vitamins, cell power, tried applying castor oil, etc............I'm starting to think the problem isn't house mold but mouth issues.

I had a few teeth removed a few months back, but the swollen lymph nodes were present years before. I have under-went a deep root scale cleaning on both sides of my mouth and the dentist told me once i get 2 fillings and partials, i'd be about finished with dental work, other than cleanings. He said there isn't an abscess. But, the reason i'm reverting back to thinking the lymph nodes could be from mouth problems is. When I eat certain foods my left eye gets very irritated, stuffy feeling and red. One time eating some chips the chip cut my gums and the next day I had a red spot in my eyeball. Also the other day while eating a pizza it felt like the bread was going to ear, seriously. My ear began feeling stuffy and the next morning I had a headache, it really felt like some foods I eat go to my face or ears. I don't know what this could be, nobody has an answer, I don't know who to go see. The dentist office I go to is one of the most promoted chains in town. I asked my doctor if I should go see a dental specialist and I was told NO, because I was already seeing an excellent dentist. I don't even know what kind of dentist or specialist I need to see, does anybody know?

I don't think its my teeth because there aren't many in the back of my mouth, but it literally feels like there's a tube or hole in mouth that sends food straight to my eye, ear, and face. Maybe whatever is causing this is causing my swollen lymph nodes? If I eat anything sweet, i'll instantly get tired, I mean I ate a 35 cent honey bun that had me feeling drowsy for a couple of hours, usually when I can get the taste out of my mouth. I don't eat any sweets, its been like this for almost 2 years. I also suffer from chronic fatigue and I can't seem to concentrate on task. Could this all be coming from my mouth or do you think its another condition? What kind of specialist do I need to see? I'm tired, nobody can tell me what's wrong, my family doctor said all test came back fine, finish dental work, well other than the 2 fillings my dental work is done and it actually looks like the glands under my chin have gotten even larger over the past 2 weeks. I haven't had a cold or been taking any medicine other than herbs.

I just need to know what kind of doctor or who I need to see, I don't even go out with friends because i'm embarrassed. I've lived like this for too long.

Thanks again for all the prayers, I need them.

 
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Re: lymph nodes from mouth problems? I need help

Hi,
I'm not sure this will help or not. Lymph nodes are like a cemetery for dead bacteria. It's possible they won't go down because they have cleaned up alot of bacteria from your dental work and the process has overwhelmed the node. It can take a really long time once an infection is gone before the bacteria can break down and the node shrink back to its normal size.

I see you were checked for many illnesses. Were you checked for lymphoma of the Non-Hodgkin's type? If your dr checked you for that also, I would be apt to think it's dental related.

You may want to try just warm compresses on them to help with the bacterial breakdown process but please be sure you have been checked for lymphoma first.

Hope this helps.

My best to you,
Gellia

 
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