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What may be the cause of swollen lymph glands?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lymph nodes: may enlarge in response to inflammation, infection or cancer.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Feel for them: You can feel for then under the armpits, in the neck, in the area above the collar bones, and in the inguinal region (the front body crease where the leg meets the torso).
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
SEE YOUR DOCTOR: First step see your doctor, after an exam and labs he then will advise you on best treatment and follow up. With out this evaluation you don't know what your dealing with.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

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Dr. Donald Higby
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into.

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