Enlarged Or Swollen Glands, Heartburn, Lump Or Bulge And Pain Or Discomfort

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

Enlarged, painful glands in the context of heartburn suggests either an infection or a malignancy. Head and neck, esophageal, or gastric cancer can cause these signs and symptoms. Infections that cause enlarged, tender lymph nodes include sore throats, tonsillitis, mononucleosis, and dental infections. If the symptoms and signs last more than a week or so, or you don't have an infection. Make an appointment to see your primary care physician.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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