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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the possible problems i might have? swollen lymph nodes and pain behind eyes?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for 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. Persistence requires evaluation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are possible leads to of swollen lymph nodes?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Many causes: Infections of the skin or mucosa(in the throat) are the commonest cause. But such nodes are tender and will regress in size once the infection has resolved in 2-4 weeks. If the nodes are painless and are increasing in size, then they need to be checked by a physician. If their size is less than 1-centimeter and has not increased during the last one year, then they are not likely to be serious prob.
Last updated Jun 16, 2013


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