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Dr. Michael Miller
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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Are there lymph nodes in your lower back?

Are there lymph nodes in your lower back?

Nearby: 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. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Yes, Nearby: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Is it possible for lymph nodes to be found on the back?

Is it possible for lymph nodes to be found on the back?

Not likely: Usually the more superficial lumps found on the back are small fatty tumors or cysts (both of which are benign). ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

Common: Very common in a toddler if they are on daycare, however his pediatrician is the best one to make that call after he/she examines him. ...Read more

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Dr. Roy Arnold
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If lymph nodes in the lower back are in enlarged would you be able to feel them?

If lymph nodes in the lower back are in enlarged would you be able to feel them?

Yes, but...: The lower back is not a common location for lymph nodes. If you are feeling lumps in your lower back, it would be best to have them checked by your primary care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Can you tell me exactly where are the lymph nodes on the back of the neck located?

Can you tell me exactly where are the lymph nodes on the back of the neck located?

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" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. They are in chains besides the arteries/veins running along both sides of back of your neck. ...Read more

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