Enlarged Or Swollen Glands And Hearing Loss

Reviewed on 10/24/2022

Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes are often referred to as swollen glands. Enlarged lymph nodes can be present with different types of infection. Less commonly, they are in large due to the presence of cancers. Hearing loss can accompany earwax blockage or infections of the ear canals or upper airways. Some of these infections such as mononucleosis can also cause enlargement of the lymph nodes. If you believe you have signs of an infection, visit your doctor so that you can receive appropriate treatment.

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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