A 20-year-old female asked:
sore gland on left side of neck. feels swollen compared to right side. painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side.. why could this be?
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Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: 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.
4956 viewsAnswered Aug 18, 2018
Last updated Aug 18, 2018
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