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What are swollen lymph nodes?

What are swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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What do swollen lymph nodes feel like?

What do swollen lymph nodes feel like?

It depends on their: size. In general, they are bean shaped and feel firm but not hard. They may be tender to the touch. Lymph nodes that are cancerous tend to be fixed in one place, while "benign" nodes wiggle somewhat under the skin. Nodes that pop up over a short period of time are usually caused by nearby infection. Strep throat, for example can cause noticeable swell of nodes in the neck. Dr. anne ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

No a good sign: if u have swollen gland u need to see an oncologist /hematologist ...Read more

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What can swollen lymph nodes fixed to surrounding structures cause?

Lymphadenopathy: If lymph nodes are sufficiently enlarged they can impinge upon and obstruct passages otherwise open, extend their disease (if any) into adjacent structures or damage them with pressure. Much of this obviously depends upon the cause of the lymphatic enlargement. If this is malignancy it is very different than reactive lymphadenopathy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more

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What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

Infections and: Infections, inflammations and cancers. Most of nthe time it resolve in 2 weeks, if it was due to infections, if does not go away and feeling nodes other part. Of the. Body, and getting bigger , needs to het quick check up by your dctor. ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes feel like? Can they get irritated if you feel for them too much?

What do swollen lymph nodes feel like? 
Can they get irritated if you feel for them too much?

Lymph nodes: are the part of lymphatic system that get enlarged or allerted when the body is attacked by infection viral or bacterial can get enlarged with neoplasia they need a physician to examine and find the cause it will not change if you feel for them ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes in the neck feel like? Can you always feel them if they are swollen?

What do swollen lymph nodes in the neck feel like? Can you always feel them if they are swollen?

Lymph nodes: One can have 1 enlarged node the size of a pea or as large as a bean or marble. There a lines or chains of lymph glands in the neck and, in benign cases they feel like a line of very tiny beads. They are usually firm but not stoney hard. These shotty benign nodes may be found after various infections and are less common in adults than children. If in doubt have your md examine and advise you. ...Read more

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What caues swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck?

What caues swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck?

Lots-o-stuff: Most often related to infection in throat or head and neck area. But could be cancer or lymphoma. Needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in groin. Had negative test for herpes.

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If no infections : If no obvious infections snd it is lasting more than 1 week, you need to get a biopsy, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph nodes on right breast on mammogram mean?

What does swollen lymph nodes on right breast on mammogram mean?

There are: numerous causes of adenopathy, in most cases related to inflammation/infection. However, occult breast cancer or other malignancy are also possibilities. Your doctor needs to evaluate you for the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read more

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What could swollen lymph nodes and sore throat be a sign of?

What could swollen lymph nodes and sore throat be a sign of?

Check for strep: One key thing not to miss for a new sore throat with lymph node swelling is strep throat. It can present without fever or white patches, especially in adults. It will go away without treatment, but then you may develop rheumatic heart disease or other complications if it is not treated within 10 days from the start of symptoms. So get a rapid strep test (70-90% acc.) and/or culture (100% accurate ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node under my arm for months. Why hasn't it gone down? What causes swollen lymph nodes? Doctor did ultrasound on breast and under arm and wasn't concerned.

Scarring: The lymph node serves as a immune response center and usually enlarges in the face of inflammation or infection. At times a scarred node is left after the fight is over leaving a permanent presence. Your doctor has already done the right thing for you. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph node in the shoulder and arm?

What causes swollen lymph node in the shoulder and arm?

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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What does swollen lymph node in the neck feels like? How common is swollen lymph node in the neck WITHOUT any Lump?

What does swollen lymph node in the neck feels like? How common is swollen lymph node in the neck WITHOUT any Lump?

Always a lump: The lymph nodes in the neck as in other areas like arm pit and groin serve to protect the patient immunologically from infection. Tumors in the region of these nodes spread to the nodes and cause them to enlarge and become firm. Infections that induce somewhat larger than normal lymph glands do not develop the firmness. If tumor arises denovo in the nodes think of lymphoma. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

Ear problem: If you have any trauma/cut/irritation/infection/inflammation around that ear- perhaps around the ear lobe, ear canals- you can have enlargement of the lymph node behind the ear. Systemic dusease like viral infection can also cause swollen lymph gland on the area. ...Read more

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What cause swollen lymph nodes in the stomach? I have two in my lower right quarent at tht root of the mesentery. Nonspecific subcentimeter!

Nothing serious: Slightly enlarged lymph nodes are sometimes seen on ct scans. If they are small (subcentimeter) they are nothing to worry about. We think they could be caused by a mild viral infection. ...Read more