A 49-year-old member asked:
what causes an enlarged lymph node on the pancreas?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Miller answered
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. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. There are many causes.
Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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