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Doctor insights on: Number Of Lymph Nodes In Human Body

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

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.

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My 2 year old son has aSeveral small lymph nodes through out his body what can be the cause?

My 2 year old son has aSeveral small lymph nodes through out his body what can be the cause?

Lymph nodes: Multiple small lymph nodes are common at this age, especially in the neck area, at any rate if he is active, feeding well, and growing, just observe, and follow up with his pediatrician, a routine blood count after age one is helpful, wish you both wellness

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I have pain over my entire body that seems to be where all of my lymph nodes are. I have a fibro diagnosis that I feel is incorrect. Possible causes?

I have pain over my entire body that seems to be where all of my lymph nodes are. I have a fibro diagnosis that I feel is incorrect. Possible causes?

Second opinion: Please see another doc for a second opinion. Professionals are well-motivated and do their best but another point of view can be helpful. If all is well medically, consider a massage therapist who does lymphatic drainage technique. Peace and good health.

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Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body?

Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is basically a channel that carries a clear or whitish fluid called the lymph. This lymph aids in clearing the tissues of infective organisms, toxins etc.

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What could be cause of increased number, but not size, of lymph nodes in intestine?

What could be cause of increased number, but not size, of lymph nodes in intestine?

Lymphadenopathy: You cannot increase the number of lymph nodes, only increase the number of lymph nodes that are enlarged and thus become noticeable. If they are inflamed, it is called mesenteric lymphadenitis. Any cause of inflammation or infiltration can increase lymph node size, so the list is too long - but includes viral, bacterial and immunologic causes and rarely, lymphoma.

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Can you please explain the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body?

Monitoring System: 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.

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When someone has cancer in their lymph nodes, does that mean it's throughout their entire body?

Not necessarily...: The lymphatic circulation is a conduit for cancer cells to exit their organ of origin and spread elsewhere in the body. Lymph nodes are filters which may "capture" some of these cancer cells; their removal then gives us information about what may be going on elsewhere in the body. The prognosis of lymph node-positive cancer is highly dependent on the type of cancer & it's chemosensitivity.

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If there is no changing in size or number of neck lymph nodes for more than month Is that mean they aren't cancerous?

If there is no changing in size or number of neck lymph nodes for more than month Is that mean they aren't cancerous?

Need more info: Your general understanding of the issue is correct. However, you should check the glands every couple of weeks. If any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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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.

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Soft movable lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm No other symptoms If they don't change in size or the number is that mean they are safe Thank you :)?

Very possibly...: But I think you should get an expert opinion. I would advise you have your physician examine them and confirm your assessment that these lymph nodes are benign. Then you can agree together on whether it is safe for you to self-monitor them, or if she/he wants you to return for a recheck just to make sure all remains stable/benign. Good wishes:)

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When some lymph nodes test positive after removal does it mean there is cancer somewhere in the body or that their is just higher chance 4 recurrence?

When some lymph nodes test positive after removal does it mean there is cancer somewhere in the body or that their is just higher chance 4 recurrence?

POSITIVE FOR CANCER?: The exact test and situation needs to be clear to answer this question. For example with breast cancer the finding of cancer in lymph nodes is generally associated with a higher risk of the disease coming back. However haaving said that we now know that this one finding has little predictive value by itself, so I would consult with your doctor about all the parameters of your disease.