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Swollen Epitrochlear Lymph Nodes
How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen? How do I tell? What do they normally feel like? What do they feel like swollen? How do I check?
Need more info: Where are the lymph nodes? How big are they (>1cm can be significant)? Are they tender/painful? Any symptoms or illness when first noted? Any symptoms developed since (fever, bone pain, abdominal pain)? Several possibilities: chronic infection (EBV, HIV, TB etc), malignancy (lymphoma, leukemia), connective tissue diseases (amyloidosis), inflammatory conditions (lupus, poly/dermatomyositis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be sick.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You will feel them: 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
Monitoring Centers: 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. ...Read more
My lymph nodes (the ones people check when you're sick) are painful when i touch them but they aren't swollen? What could be wrong with me?
My lymph nodes seem to be swollen. What can cause this and should I be worried? What can I do to correct this?
Swollen lymph: Node usually is clearing an infection.You don sat where it is or how lomg it has been there or if it hirts. If it is a single swollen node that has been there a while you might want to get it checked. Sometimes they are biopsies just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
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