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What causes lymph nodes to swell in the lung?

What causes lymph nodes to swell in the lung?

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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

What causes lymph nodes on a child's neck to swell up occasionally?

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks.They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more

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So can shaving around neck area cause lymph nodes to swell up and down ? Crevicle and chin nodes.

So can shaving around neck area cause lymph nodes to swell up and down ? Crevicle and chin nodes.

Prob not: While shaving can cause minor cuts in the skin, and therefore theoretically increase risk of a skin infection, which could lead to some swollen lymph nodes, this is not common. (you should wash your face before shaving). If you're saying someone has multiple enlarged lymph nodes from their chin down to their clavicle, i would recommend they see their doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

What caused the lymph nodes in the groin to be painful?

Infection: In general, pain in lymph nodes is usually a sign of an infectious process. If it doesn't go away, you should go see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more

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When someone has lymphoma do the lymph nodes usually swell up in the groin?

When someone has lymphoma do the lymph nodes usually swell up in the groin?

Lymphoma: usually involves multiple lymph nodes. Generally, enlarged groin lymph nodes are easily palpated, so they may be more apparent than enlarged lymph nodes elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can an abscess on your gums that look black cause your lymph nodes to swell in the neck and armpits?

Can an abscess on your gums that look black cause your lymph nodes to swell in the neck and armpits?

Possibly: Abscesses that cause a lot of swelling in the mouth are the type that can spread to neck lymph nodes . This then becomes a cellulitis and can spread along facial planes to the heart, or even upward to the brain. Any mouth swelling should be checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Any infection in arm: Could cause the lymph nodes to swell in the armpit , also infection in armpit itself could do that. ...Read more

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What might cause my painful lymph nodes in the neck?

What might cause my painful lymph nodes in the neck?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can Trichomoniasis cause the lymph nodes in a man's neck to swell?

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Can Trichomoniasis cause the lymph nodes in a man's neck to swell?

Here are some ...: Persistent (growing) Lymph node swelling of the neck should be evaluated as soon as possible. Trichomonas vaginalis chiefly infects genital tract of both sex, more in females, through sexual intercourse. Occasionally anorectal infection may occur, but it has been not known to involve oropharynx. So, see Doc timely for sweeling neck lymph nodes of unclear cause. Best... ...Read more

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What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down. ?

What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down. ?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read more

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Can you please explain why the lymph nodes in my neck swell and then shrink?

Can you please explain why the lymph nodes in my neck swell and then shrink?

Infection: The lymph nodes drain inflammatory fluids away from sites of infection. If swollen node is shrinking it is doing its job, if it continually swells and shrinks, you likely have a persistent infection, an example would be a dental abscess that drains and gets worse with time, but can reduce temporarily with a route for drainage through tooth or gums. See an md or dentist and good luck. ...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 can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

A few things: Generally speaking, infection or inflammation cause swollen lymph nodes. In response to an infection, the lymph nodes increase production of immune cells to fight the infection, increasing their size and creating some tenderness in the process. Some certain types of cancers can also cause similar swelling. Simple blood tests can evaluate these possibilities, but the vast majority are not cancer. ...Read more

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What is swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause?

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 can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

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Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?

Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?

Unlikely: Colon cancer does spread to the local lymph nodes but generally there are no symptoms from that. Unless you have family history of early age colon cancer, you need not worry about colon cancer at your age. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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What kind of infection would cause the swollen/painful lymph nodes in lower back?

What kind of infection would cause the swollen/painful lymph nodes in lower back?

Lymph nodes back: hello, which lymph nodes are you speaking about in the lower back? I don' t know of any of clinical significance. thanks ...Read more