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Can you feel lymph nodes under arm even when not swollen? What are they shaped like when not swollen?

Can you feel lymph nodes under arm even when not swollen? What are they shaped like when not swollen?

Lymph nodes: These are seldom capable of being palpated when not enlarged for some reason. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes are swollen.?

My lymph nodes are swollen.?

Could be sick.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes swollen?

Several causes: The lymphs nodes can be enlarged secondary to inflammation, infection or even lymphoma. Have your doctor evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Lymph nodes: Can enlarge in response to numerous infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and other disorders. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If the lymph nodes get swollen but the

Question: ? You didn't finish your question, please resubmit and let us know what you want to know ...Read more

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How can you tell if lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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How much time can lymph nodes remain swollen?

How much time can lymph nodes remain swollen?

A long time...: Lymph nodes can stay enlarged for weeks/months after the infection is long gone. ...Read more

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Why are lymph nodes swollen throughout my body?

Why are lymph nodes swollen throughout my body?

Needs evaluation: Widespread lymphadenopathy needs further evaluation. Please see your physician soon. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lymph nodes to become swollen?

What are the causes of lymph nodes to become swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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What should I do to I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

What should I do to I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy if one of my lymph nodes is swollen?

Could it be healthy if one of my lymph nodes is swollen?

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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What exactly does it mean if your lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my lymph nodes are swollen?

What's the best way to know if my lymph nodes are swollen?

Natural reaction: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/harden in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can tell if my lymph nodes are swollen?

You will feel them: 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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What exactly does it mean when your lymph nodes are swollen?

What exactly does it mean when your lymph nodes are swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lymph nodes are swollen can someone help?

What can I do if my lymph nodes are swollen can someone help?

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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My lymph nodes constantly get swollen. How do I treat this problem?

Normal reaction: 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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If multiple lymph nodes are swollen for months on end, what could be the culprit?

If multiple lymph nodes are swollen for months on end, what could be the culprit?

Need more info: Where are the lymph nodes? How big are they (>1cm can be significant)? Are they tender/painful? Any symptoms or illness when first noted? Any symptoms developed since (fever, bone pain, abdominal pain)?

Several possibilities: chronic infection (EBV, HIV, TB etc), malignancy (lymphoma, leukemia), connective tissue diseases (amyloidosis), inflammatory conditions (lupus, poly/dermatomyositis). ...Read more

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After how long should visibly swollen and sensitive lymph nodes be considered a problem?

After how long should visibly swollen and sensitive lymph nodes be considered a problem?

A week: The vast majority of swollen lymphnodes are associated with some type of viral process. I would wait a week. Unless you are having some other obvious sympotms like sore throat or ear infection. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes seem to be swollen. What can cause this and should I be worried? What can I do to correct this?

Swollen lymph: Node usually is clearing an infection. You don sat where it is or how lomg it has been there or if it hirts. If it is a single swollen node that has been there a while you might want to get it checked. Sometimes they are biopsies just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes (the ones people check when you're sick) are painful when i touch them but they aren't swollen? What could be wrong with me?

Front of neck?: Lymph node tenderness usually indicates some type of inflammation ... A reaction to infection... Like a sore throat, cold flu, or other type of virus. If persists, c ur doc to check all of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen? How do I tell? What do they normally feel like? What do they feel like swollen? How do I check?

Llymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes may feel like a marble sized watermelon and a bit rubbery. They may be found all over your body but most often people notice them under their chin or in their armpits or in the groin. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why are my supratrochlear lymph nodes swollen?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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 your lymph nodes be swollen for no apparent reason?

Can your lymph nodes be swollen for no apparent reason?

Immunity: Yes. Absolutely. Active immune responses mean a healthy immune system. They fight off bugs all the time that we cannot feel. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen in neck, hard, not big and im not sick. What is this?

Lymph nodes swollen in neck, hard, not big and im not sick. What is this?

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