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Causes of overactive lymph glands

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lymph glands are normal structures scattered throughout the body including in near the parotid gland. They sift through body serum and remove debris o... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Several: In young and older, viral infections may lead to enlarged nodes. As one ages, lymphoma or cancer become more common.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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