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Are there lymph nodes in your lower back?

Are there lymph nodes in your lower back?

Nearby: 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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If lymph nodes in the lower back are in enlarged would you be able to feel them?

If lymph nodes in the lower back are in enlarged would you be able to feel them?

Yes, but...: The lower back is not a common location for lymph nodes. If you are feeling lumps in your lower back, it would be best to have them checked by your primary care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the lower back area? Are they near the surface that if they get enlarged can be felt like for example cervical lymph nodes?

Are there lymph nodes in the lower back area? Are they near the surface that if they get enlarged can be felt like for example cervical lymph nodes?

Yes: There are chains of lymph nodes in the back of the neck on both sides, called posterior chain nodes. There are also anterior chain nodes. Nodes which can be felt may be associated with infection, irritation or sometimes oncologic reasons. Regardless, nodes should be brought to your physician's attention to be documented and measured. A followup visit is what I usually do in two weeks. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the lower back trunk? Near where the spinal cord ends and the hips starts?can they be palpable if enlarged? I feel two lumps

Are there lymph nodes in the lower back trunk? Near where the spinal cord ends and the hips starts?can they be palpable if enlarged? I feel two lumps

No palpable nodes in: Not all lumps are caused by enlarged lymph nodes. So if the lump/s is larger than 1CM and if it is growing in size over 1-2 months, you should have it checked out by your doctors who may elect to remove it, unless it is benign tumor like Lipoma. Enlarged Lymph nodes are only present in the groins, armpits and in the neck areas, rest of them are located deeply inside the body and not accessible ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be?Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now i'm waiting to get a CT scan.

Usually benign : In a young person, most causes of swollen lymph nodes are infectious or reactive, therefore are benign. Localized lymph node swelling is frequently due to localized infection. Some infections can be serious however, such as tb. Rarely cancer can present as enlarged nodes (lymphoma, hodgkin disease), so, a biopsy/removal and further lab analysis may be necessary to determine cause. ...Read more

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What kind of infection would cause the swollen/painful lymph nodes in lower back?

Lymph nodes back: hello, which lymph nodes are you speaking about in the lower back? I don' t know of any of clinical significance. thanks ...Read more