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Can lymph nodes be felt in a healthy person?

Can lymph nodes be felt in a healthy person?

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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Lymph nodes can be felt under jaw? I have some 1cm-1.5 CM all like in a line is this ok. Is it considered swollen?

Lymph nodes can be felt under jaw? I have some 1cm-1.5 CM all like in a line is this ok. Is it considered swollen?

Yes.: Lymph node size varies. But if you can feel them, they are considered enlarged. The bigger they are the more concerning they become. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

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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Where are my lymph nodes located?

Where are my lymph nodes located?

Everywhere: 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