A 30-year-old member asked:
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for what length of time can a lymph node be swollen for?

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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into 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. They shrink when all is better.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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