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I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?

I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?

Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they stay swollen for a variety of reasons. Your doc is right. This is a normal finding under the circumstances. ...Read more

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Are swollen pea sized lymph nodes swollen longer than a year with no growth a concern? One on top of caroided artery

Are swollen pea sized lymph nodes swollen longer than a year with no growth a concern? One on top of caroided artery

No: Pea sized nontender, mobile, nongrowing nodes may result from infection, trauma, bites and the like.They may sacr and are permanant.Generally harmless. ...Read more

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I have multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell, hemoglobin and hemicritic. Fatty liver and now 3 large growths?

I have multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell, hemoglobin and hemicritic. Fatty liver and now 3 large growths?

Erythrocytosis: It could be secondary polycythemia which is caused by either natural or artificial increases in the production of erythropoietin, hence an increased production of erythrocytes. The causes could be an adaptive response to hypoxic conditions or other such as EPO-producing mass or use of anabolic steroids. It certainly requires a thorough hematology work-up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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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