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What is the role of the lymph nodes in the human body?

Lymph nodes: They act as a repository for lymphocytes which is one of several defenses we have to fight infection. ...Read more

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The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

Wucheria: This is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It finds its way to the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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Where in the body are lymph nodes not located?

Where in the body are lymph nodes not located?

Where ever drains: Lymphatic system is like sewers to the tissue , all lymph of body is collected and drains into major neck veins to recycle. 40% of body lymph nodes are located in head and neck area 60 % rest of the body. ...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

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Where are lymph nodes not found in the body?

A complicated questi: Why do you not ask a simple and straight question? Please tell us what is your concern so that we can guide you better. We can also tell you where lymph nodes are located in the body. That is more appropriate question! ...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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I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

Don't worry too much: If your lymph nodes have truly been "big" your whole life and all over your body, and you don't get sick more than other people, this is probably normal for your body. But, if your lymph nodes have recently started getting bigger or feel sore/tender, or if you tend to get sick more easily than other people, you should have a complete physical to look for problems with your blood & immune system. ...Read more

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If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as + can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?

If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as +  can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?

Not exactly...: Lymph nodes (ln) are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" to our body such as cancer cells. We remove them to stage cancers; if cancer cells spread from the organ it originated in into the ln, we can assume that there are also cancer cells "elsewhere", ie, liver, lungs, bone, etc. Thankfully, chemotherapy can often often kill these cells before they take over these other organs. ...Read more

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