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What's the reason massage of the lymph system removes toxins?

What's the reason massage of the lymph system removes toxins?

Lymph: Lymphedema is a collection of protein debris. The lymph channels may be small or the numbers low. Proximal massage can help the channels "unplug" and allow return of the lymph up to the chest area where it is gotten rid of by the body. The lymph protein is considered breakdown products ie toxins. ...Read more

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Recommended exercises and massage for after lymph node removal?

Recommended exercises and massage for after lymph node removal?

Risky activities: Lymph nodes monitor the status of the lymph which contains white cells that have eaten bacteria, viruses, etc and digested food too thick to go into the arteries/veins. Are delicate structures that when removed may reduce lymph flow. Further damage can occur if their area is further traumatized with unmonitored exercise and massage. Your surgeon is the best guide to what to do, how soon/often. ...Read more

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Can u still get massages if you had lymph nodes removed under arm and breast area from cancer?

Can u still get massages if you had lymph nodes removed under arm and breast area from cancer?

Yes!: In fact it's a very good thing. There's a special type of massage called "lymphdrainage" that's very good for people who've had their lymph nodes removed and have swelling. Can't hurt to start now, even if you don't have swelling. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why a swollen lymph node is a contraindication to a massage?

Can you please explain why a swollen lymph node is a contraindication to a massage?

Bad things spread: You can have swollen lymph nodes from infections or tumors. By rubbing it you may induce spread. ...Read more

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Would a cancerous lymph node go down in size with heat and massage? Or would it just continue to grow?

Would a cancerous lymph node go down in size with heat and massage? Or would it just continue to grow?

Grow: A cancerous node will not go down with massage or heat, however, it may alter your perception of the size of the node. Since the node is palpable, you may wish to discuss having fine needle aspirate done by a pathologist or better yet an open biopsy, for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Face swelling (last q) looks like steroid cheeks- but I'm not on any. Unless Afrin (oxymetazoline) is one? VP Shunt is for Pseudotumor. Revision next week. Lymph drainage massge/anything else help swelling for now?

Face swelling (last q) looks like steroid cheeks- but I'm not on any. Unless Afrin (oxymetazoline) is one? VP Shunt is for Pseudotumor. Revision next week. Lymph drainage massge/anything else help swelling for now?

Need shunt: Fluid in the face is due to an accumulation of lymph fluid. This drains into the lymphatics to reach the superior vena cava. If blocked by a pseudo tumor, then a VP shunt is needed to open the drainage site. Milking of fluid and other approaches would be very temporary. ...Read more

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Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Pseudo aneurysm: Lump at the site of an angiogram is usually a pseudo aneurysm or a hematoma. Which is very common after stent placement. I recommend to let your cardiologist know and get arterial duplex of the femoral artery. ...Read more

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Back of neck tender for few days. Worse yesterday. Thought it was pulled muscle, so massaged it. Today I think it's a swollen lymph node and it's red? Is this lymphoma? No other signs of infection.

Back of neck tender for few days. Worse yesterday. Thought it was pulled muscle, so massaged it. Today I think it's a swollen lymph node and it's red? Is this lymphoma? No other signs of infection.

See doctor: If you have a swollen node and especially if it is persistent, you should see a doctor. It is not necessarily something ominous but it deserves more attention than an internet 'evaluation'. I hope it's nothing but get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is lymph?

Tissue fluid: Arteries and veins carry blood cells and a serum, some of which leaks out from capillaries and bathes your tissues. It gradually accumulates and is collected in lymph channels which empty back into the heart. It traverses nodes (lymph nodes) which can be the first line of defense against infection and cancer. When blocked, like after lymph node dissection, it can accumulate causing lymphedema. ...Read more

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What is the lymph system?

What is the lymph system?

lymph node pathway: Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and are connected to each other by channels called lymphatics. Lymphocytes move back and forth in this system which also involves the blood, spleen and bone marrow in a large interconnecting network that protects the body from a large variety of invaders, and even cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is lymph?

Can you tell me what is lymph?

Lymph: Lymph contains cells that fight infections and it travels in the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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What does a 40.4 lymph % mean?

What does a 40.4 lymph % mean?

Lymphocytes: Are a type of white blood cells that helps to protect us from diseases. ...Read more

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What do your lymph levels indicate?

What is the level?: Lymphocytes are a normal constituents of blood. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003657.htm. ...Read more

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My lymph # is at 6.2 is that normal?

My lymph # is at 6.2 is that normal?

We need: The full blood count details for a comparison of what's normal ...Read more

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What does it mean when my lymph % is 31.3?

What does it mean when my lymph % is 31.3?

Normal range: Type of immune system cell fighting infections but normal percentage, no problem ...Read more

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What does it mean with a lymph count of 5.5?

What does it mean with a lymph count of 5.5?

Probably nothing: For example if you have 55% lymphs on a total WBC of 10 thousand, that would give you a lymph count of 5.5 -- no biggie. ...Read more

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Could you please describe what a lymph is and how it is made to move?

Could you please describe what a lymph is and how it is made to move?

Lymph: Is a colorless fluid that contains white blood cells and is contained in the lymphatic vessels. Contraction & relaxation of skeletal and smooth muscles help to propel lymph. It helps drain the body of toxin and metabolic wastes. ...Read more

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My ATYPL LYMPH level is 19% and it says the recommended level be 0. Is this a concern for my health?

My ATYPL LYMPH level is 19% and it says the recommended level be 0. Is this a concern for my health?

It usually: Means a VIRAL infection and occasionally infectious MONO...
Get it checked out. ..
Hope this is helpful.

Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there lymph notes in your thighs?

Are there lymph notes in your thighs?

Yes: Lymph nodes are in the inguinal areas or the creases of your thighs. ...Read more