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causes of overactive lymph glands

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lymph nodes: may enlarge in response to inflammation, infection or cancer.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The l ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several: In young and older, viral infections may lead to enlarged nodes. As one ages, lymphoma or cancer become more common.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Commonly seen in children, allergies can cause lymph nodes to swell. Allergic antibody is actually produced in lymph nodes. Tonsils and adeoids can ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other ca ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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