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A 35-year-old female asked:

Are there lymph nodes in your left cheek on your face?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Cheek Swelling: Yes, there are lymph nodes everywhere, but in that region you may also be concerned about your parotid gland. I would seek further consultation.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

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Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
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Can you tell me if there are lymph nodes on your face?

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Nearby, not in: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
Last updated Aug 21, 2017

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