Causes Of Enlarged Lymph Nodes?
evening I want to ask when I press the KGB on the neck under the ear (anterior cervical) feels enlarged, not hard, and can be moved. also in the submandibular section. but only when the head is tilted or is bent down. when the head is erect there is no visible lump and also the enlargement is not palpable. no pain was found too. Why is that? Thank you in advance
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. KGB or lymph nodes, are glands that are already generally present in the human body. The amount is very much and its main function is as an immune system. If there is enlargement of the lymph nodes, there are various possible causes. Among others are:
Infection, both by bacteria, viruses and fungi and can come from skin infections, measles, tuberculosis and HIV
Disease of the immune system, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
Side effects of drug use
Various types of tumors and cancer
So there are indeed many causes of the enlargement of the gland, which is to be able to find out his estimate, a thorough examination must first be done on your condition. In addition, it is also necessary to do a direct examination because the lump in the area is not necessarily an enlarged lymph node, it can be a salivary gland stone, it can also be a lipoma or growth of fatty tissue, and so forth.
Therefore, we suggest, if you really want to know what the bump is, you should check with your general practitioner first. Your general practitioner will do a history, physical examination and support if necessary to narrow down the possibilities. Treatment that you will receive later depends on the results of this examination, including if it turns out you need to be referred to a specialist.
Meanwhile, there is no need to worry too much, no need to press down on the lump, avoid smoking, do not consume drugs without doctor's advice and multiply the consumption of nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. So, hopefully answering your question.