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Swollen glands under the tongue can indicate a viral or bacterial infection of the sublingual gland, according to MedlinePlus. Such infections are quite common and can be a result of poor hygiene, blocked salivary ducts,... More »

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Sore and swollen glands under the armpits are likely swollen lymph nodes, WebMD explains. Swollen lymph nodes under the armpits may be indicative of numerous types of infections, including skin infections. More »

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Swollen glands in the neck are commonly lymph nodes that respond to over-the-counter pain relievers, warm compresses and adequate rest, according to Mayo Clinic. The lymph nodes swell when they are fighting an infection,... More »

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Swollen lymph nodes in the female groin area can be caused by injury, a viral or bacterial infection, or a sexually transmitted disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. Patients with swollen groin lymph n... More »

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Swollen lymph nodes commonly cause neck lumps in the glands of the neck, explains MedlinePlus. This is due to viral or bacterial infections, colds or sore throats, according to WebMD. Other causes of neck lumps include c... More »

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White spots on the tonsils in conjunction with swollen glands in the neck are signs of tonsillitis, according to MedlinePlus. Tonsillitis can have viral and bacterial causes. The streptococcus bacterium is a common culpr... More »

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The function of mammary glands is to provide nourishment for offspring by producing milk for the infant to ingest. The number of mammary glands can vary from species to species, ranging from two to 25. More »

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