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What Are Swollen Glands?

Swollen glands, which you will usually notice under your chin at the top of your neck, are swollen lymph nodes. The lymph nodes produce white blood cells that help the body fight off infections. If the lymph nodes are swollen, it often means that your body is fighting off an infection.

You can find your lymph nodes in various parts of the body, including:

  • At the top of the neck at the base of the chin
  • The armpit areas
  • The groin area

In most cases, swollen glands are not a cause for concern. However, it is worth noting that your body is battling with an infection. A medical professional can help you determine what type of infection your body is fighting and provide you with the appropriate treatment.

Wondering why you have swollen glands? Come into Urgentology Care in Arlington today. You can also call us at (817) 799-7273.

Symptoms of Swollen Glands

There are many possible reasons your glands have become swollen, so the symptoms for them are not always consistent. Some of the more common symptoms include runny nose, fever, excessive sweating, and sore throat - essentially flu-like symptoms. The glands should stop swelling when the underlying cause of your condition is resolved.

There are some symptoms of swollen glands that could be signs of something serious and should be examined by a doctor right away. These include:

  • Glands that swell with almost no notice
  • A purple or red discoloration around the glands
  • The glands are unusually warm to the touch
  • Sudden, unexplained weight loss
  • Glands that feel unusually firm or hard
  • Glands that stay swollen for several weeks (5 days for children)

Visit Urgentology Care today for an official diagnosis from an experienced medical professional. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also make an appointment online.

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