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What is the difference between a gland and a lymph node?

What is the difference between a gland and a lymph node?

Different functions: Glands secrete fluids like saliva or hormones (salivary, pituitary, etc.). 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. They do not secrete anything. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to determine if a lymph gland has grown?

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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Is something related to lymph node glands considered very serious?

Is something related to lymph node glands considered very serious?

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 cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. ...Read more

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Wat does it mean when a swollen lymph gland goes away?

You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray. ...Read more

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Might a lymph gland swell up because of multiple insect bites?

Might a lymph gland swell up because of multiple insect bites?

They often do: The injection of foreign material under the skin by a bite is one of many reasons that lymph glands swell. Any material injected moves in the body serum to the glands where it is processed & rendered harmless.Glands often swell temporarily if they are doing extra work. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a lymph node and sub mandibular gland?

What is the difference between a lymph node and sub mandibular gland?

Different functions: Glands secrete fluids like saliva or hormones (salivary, pituitary, etc.). 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. They do not secrete anything. ...Read more

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