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How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink?

Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a sign of infection. If the underlying infection is determined and treated, the associated lymph node will likely shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink away faster?

How do I get my swollen lymph nodes to shrink away faster?

Not likely: This is a normal body defense mechanism, and when these nodes are finished fighting inflammation they will recede at their own leisurely pace. Not much you can or should want to do about it. ...Read more

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I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat this?

I have swollen and painful lymph nodes next to my groin. How do I treat 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

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How can I tell if I have swollen lymph nodes myself?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...Read more

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How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

How can I know I have swollen lymph nodes?

Not always: Generally those that can be felt will be in the neck, in the armpit, along the inguinal area, and along the groove above the clavicle. These will feel like round bumps, usually a centimeter or more in size, and may or may not be tender, feel soft or hard, be movable or not. The clue is that they are new, and have not been felt previously. ...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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My lymph nodes constantly get swollen. How do I treat this problem?

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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How to tell if my armpit lymph nodes are swollen?

How to tell if my armpit lymph nodes are swollen?

Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more

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How do I know that my lymph nodes are swollen after surgery?

How do I know that my lymph nodes are swollen after surgery?

Location: Some lymph node areas are easier to examine due to their location (neck, underarm, groin) and in these places swollen lymph nodes can be detected by feeling a lump. Other lymph node areas in our body are deep and can't be felt, but ultrasound or ct scans can be used to check them if needed. ...Read more

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What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

See your doctor: If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swollen lymph nodes?

Watch for changes: If the nodes are swollen for a long period of time or change in number without diminishing in number, they should be checked for pathology. They maybe enlarged from inflammation, infection or presence of tumor. Increase in number or size may require biopsy. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into. ...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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I have enlarged and painfully lymph nodes next to my groin, what should I do?

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 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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How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

How do I treat swollen lymph nodes behind both ears?

Find the cause.: Swollen lymph nodes are reactions to illness or disease, and determining the underlying cause requires physical examination and some tests. See your doctor; this is probably nothing major but it requires checking. ...Read more

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Reoccuring swollen lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent this?

Reoccuring swollen lymph nodes. What can I do to prevent this?

Prevent the cause: Usually swollen lymph is sign of either disease close by or disease of the lymph node itself. Please check it out. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

See your doctor: Most likely cause is reactive, meaning reacting to something. Also depends on how large. Other possibilities include such things as infection, malignant, inflammatory. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get my lymph glands from under my chin to stop aching?

How do I get my lymph glands from under my chin to stop aching?

Wrong question: The question should be ...Whats causing the the lymph node under your neck to ache. Reccomend a visit your dr he may send you to an ENT dr to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swollen lymph nodes and i chew tobacco!?

What to do if I have swollen lymph nodes and i chew tobacco!?

See your doctor: Swollen lymph nodes are a sign of some kind of inflammatory process, which can be infection and in some cases malignancy. Those who chew tobacco are at greater risk of cancer of the head and neck and this could result in enlarged nodes. You should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. They may refer your to an ENT physician for more definitive studies. Meanwhile, stop chewing - get help. ...Read more