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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
3M people helped
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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Are there lymph nodes in your lower back?

Dr. Michael Miller
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31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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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. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
13 years in practice
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Are there lymph nodes on the back of your leg. I have one on the back of my leg by my knee and it moves and does not hurt should I get it checked

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Are there lymph nodes on the back of your leg. I have one on the back of my leg by my knee and it moves and does not hurt should I get it checked

Baker's cyst: Your description could be many things but sounds like a baker's cyst. Go see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is it possible for lymph nodes to be found on the back?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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
Board Certified, Pediatrics
26 years in practice
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It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
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If lymph nodes in the lower back are in enlarged would you be able to feel them?

Dr. Roy Arnold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
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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. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Can you tell me exactly where are the lymph nodes on the back of the neck located?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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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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