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How do I deal with lymphatic drainage due to lymph node removal?

How do I deal with lymphatic drainage due to lymph node removal?

Compression, massage: If you have lymphedema from lymph node removal then your options are to wear a special fitted compression wrap on your arm. Something else that can help is lymphatic massage. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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When a lymph node is removed swells, had a drainage tube for 3 days. Sent home n swelling again. Do u think the drainage tube was not in long enough?

When a lymph node is removed swells, had a drainage tube for 3 days. Sent home n swelling again. Do u think the drainage tube was not in long enough?

Not sure: I am not sure why you had a drain at all, if it was a single lymph node.. I would suspect that you have either a hematoma or seroma. 3 days should be more than adequate time for a drain, we usually get our drains out within the first few days, unless the drain continues to have output of greater than 30 cc in 8 hours. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and I've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what I know. Can this cause this to happen?

I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and I've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what I know. Can this cause this to happen?

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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I have pain, sorenessin vulval region with inguinal lymph node mild enlarged and painful. Whitnesh of vulvsl skin are observed. No discharge?

I have pain, sorenessin vulval region with inguinal lymph node mild enlarged and painful. Whitnesh of vulvsl skin are observed. No discharge?

As above: What u have described can be a sign of infection. It is worthwhile to see u gynecologist for evaluation and work up, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How do you know if a lymph node e.G axilary is cancerous. Any symptoms?

How do you know if a lymph node e.G axilary is cancerous. Any symptoms?

It depends.: This likely depends on the type of cancer, and/or if you have inflammation/infection. A cancerous lymph node in this region from, say breast cancer is hard, firn, somewhat immovable, and painless to touch. If there is inflammation or infection, it can be hot, swollen and sensitive/painful. If you have either of these, you should see your doctor for a full work-up as cancer can still be there. ...Read more

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Can you pop a lymph node?

Can you pop a lymph node?

Not poppable: 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 does the aortocaval lymph node do?

What does the aortocaval lymph node 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 does a normal lymph node feel like?

What does a normal lymph node feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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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How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

Function/condition: 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/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an overactive lymph node?

Is it possible to have an overactive lymph node?

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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Is it worrisome if you can slightly feel a lymph node?

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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Have a lymph node but why doesn't it hurt? What could this mean?

Get a medical check: Enlarged lymph nodes that hurt are usually due to infection or inflammation. But when the nodes are enlarged yet painless, they need to be checked by your doctor as it can be a sign of cancer if the nodes are clearly enlarged (over 2 centimeter). Further tests and or a biopsy may be required to determine the cause of their enlargment. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my reactive lymph node pain comes and goes?

Why might it be that my reactive lymph node pain comes and goes?

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 bad things like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge (pain) in response to the inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Many Causes: 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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Mass in lymph node what causes?

Mass in lymph node what causes?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node aspiration?

What is a lymph node aspiration?

See below: When a needle is inserted into an enlarged or abnormal lymph node and fluid is pulled out of the node. ...Read more

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Can you feel a calcified lymph node?

Can you feel a calcified lymph node?

Size and location: 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" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, the immune system reacts and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If calcified, they just feel hard. ...Read more

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Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Not related: 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 you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Usually: No ons on chest, if mass it may be neurofibroma. ...Read more

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Where is the sentinel lymph node located?

Where is the sentinel lymph node located?

Depends: The sentinel lymph node designation means it is the first node to which lymph fluid in a specific region of the body drains. Example, breast drains to nodes in the armpit; mouth, throat drain to neck nodes; leg tends to drain to groin nodes. ...Read more

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What is classed as a enlarged lymph node?

What is classed as a enlarged lymph node?

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 does it mean if a lymph node is dead?

Lymph node: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, I am sorry I was trying to understand what do you mean by " dead". Did you meant non-functional or atrophic? Thank you ...Read more

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How do I know if my lymph node is lymphoma?

How do I know if my lymph node is lymphoma?

Biopsy: The best way to diagnose a lymph node with lymphoma is to have a biopsy sent to a pathologist for examination under the microscope and special tests for lymphoma. ...Read more

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Lymph node problems after mono, what to do?

Lymph node problems after mono, what to 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 could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

Infection: At your age, a swollen and painful lymph node could represent an infection in that part of your body. If you have a primary physician it's a good idea to get checked. ...Read more

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How much time is lymph node removal for biopsy?

How much time is lymph node removal for biopsy?

Depends on location: Superficial nodes that are easily palpated etc. Can be biopsied more easily and quickly compare to deeper ones such as deep in chest or axillary area etc...Deep nodes/internal nodes such as those in chest are often just biospied and not removed--they do have important functions so don't remove unless you have to. Consult your doc. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

Is it possible to have a lymph node on your face?

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 a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Ask your doc: Any lymph node can reduce in size, and can also increase in size. Haven't heard this precise term used in conjunction with a breast (presumably a study) but perhaps a radiologist will chime in. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

Many things: 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 a reactive post auricular lymph node be fixed?

Can a reactive post auricular lymph node be fixed?

Lymphadinopathy: This just means its been stimulated by something...like bacteria or an infection. The swelling which happens when our immune system see's something foreign should go down in the lymph node in time. ...Read more

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Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Why might it be that only one lymph node be swollen?

Infection or tumor: The usual cause is some infection in the area drained by that node. Less commonly tumors may present as a swollen node. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

What are the characteristics of lymphoma lymph node?

Bad lymph node.: Concerning lymph nodes are generally rockhard, immovable with respect to the overlying skin, irregularly shaped. That being said, any lymph node that you have felt for more than one month should be examined. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a shotty lymph node?

Shotty lymph nodes: Check this link
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=9902 ...Read more

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What does it mean when a collarbone lymph node hurts?

Most likely the --: Cause of the enlarged ln is due to an infection.
See your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Where is the lymph node located that is sentinel node?

Where is the lymph node located that is sentinel node?

Depends: The sentinel node is not a specific node but rather the node that first receives drainage from a cancer. Surgeons find it by injecting a tracer near the cancer and then seeing which node first takes up the tracer. The location depends on where the tumor is. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a procedure done by surgical oncologists for breast cancer, melanoma and some other cancers. ...Read more

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Explain complex lymph node with increased vascularity?

Explain complex lymph node with increased vascularity?

Imaging: It sounds as if this is the terminology that was used on an imaging study--either a ct scan or ultrasound. This indicates to me that your lymph node is not simply bean-shaped like normal, but is likely lobulated or perhaps composed of fluid-filled areas. Increased vascularity means that there are many blood vessels feeding it, likely because it is growing. A biopsy may be in order. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your lymph node is swollen?

What exactly does it mean if your lymph node 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 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