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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Osler Node

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What causes schmorl's nodes in spine? What could cause 'em at all 3 levels?

What causes schmorl's nodes in spine? What could cause 'em at all 3 levels?

Herniation of disc: Schmorl's nodes are caused by herniation of the intervertebral disc into the end plate of the discs above anorbelow. ...Read more

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An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

An u/s showed  "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?

Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement.Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell and cause pain?

Why do lymph nodes swell and cause pain?

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 could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

Lots of things: Swollen lymph nodes may be swollen due to inflammation, infection, lymphoma, cancer, sarcoid or castlemann's disease. I am sure there are other possibilities but off the top of my head these seem to be the most common. ...Read more

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Could having a tooth pull cause a lympt node to appear?

Could having a tooth pull cause a lympt node to appear?

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 poking your lymph nodes irritate them or cause discomfort?

Yes: Any time you poke an area of the body repeatedly, it will cause discomfort and irritation. The question then is why you are doing it. ...Read more

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Are two lymph nodes each one of them is 1 CM in size, matted, movable a cause for concern?

Are two lymph nodes each one of them is 1 CM in size, matted, movable a cause for concern?

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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Is it possible to only ha en lymph nodes swell on one side of your body for years? If so what could cause it?

See your doctor: Swollen lymph nodes are usually caused by an infection. It is possible you have some sort of chronic infection, however lymph nodes that are swollen for years are concerning for lymphoma, a kind of cancer of the lymph nodes. Either way, you should see your doctor to get some testing. Hope this helps! ...Read more