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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck a yeast infection and lumps in my groin that are painful and sometimes itchy I am currently on humira (adalimumab)?

See doc ASAP: Since Humira (adalimumab) may adversely impact your immune system, you need to see your doctor immediately since even a minor infection for others may become a life-threatening one for you. Don't wait another minute.

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What happens if your lymph glands become blocked how is it treated?

What happens if your lymph glands become blocked how is it treated?

Blockage results: Lymphedema occurs when there is a compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely carried in arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. It is propelled along by normal body movements but contains a thick material called lymph. Blockage causes it to back up causing soft tissues/skin deformity.

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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors.

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How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: First step see your doctor, after an exam and labs he then will advise you on best treatment and follow up. With out this evaluation you don't know what your dealing with.

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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked.

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What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into.

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How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

How can you detect that you have swollen lymph glands?

Feel for them: You can feel for then under the armpits, in the neck, in the area above the collar bones, and in the inguinal region (the front body crease where the leg meets the torso).

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Wat does it mean when a swollen lymph gland goes away?

You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size.

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What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

What could cause a swollen lymph gland in the mornings?

Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray.

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Might a lymph gland swell up because of multiple insect bites?

Might a lymph gland swell up because of multiple insect bites?

They often do: The injection of foreign material under the skin by a bite is one of many reasons that lymph glands swell. Any material injected moves in the body serum to the glands where it is processed & rendered harmless. Glands often swell temporarily if they are doing extra work.

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What is the difference between a lymph node and sub mandibular gland?

What is the difference between a lymph node and sub mandibular gland?

Different functions: Glands secrete fluids like saliva or hormones (salivary, pituitary, etc.). 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. They do not secrete anything.

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My brother was just diagnosed with tuberculosis lymph glands how serious is that?

My brother was just diagnosed with tuberculosis lymph glands how serious is that?

Fairly: Any infection with tuberculosis is cause for concern; however, if it is just in his lymph nodes, his chance of complete recovery with appropriate therapy is very good. He will need to be on several months of multiple antibiotics, however.

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My lymph glands have lymoh nodes on them and I have to have a blood test. What would the blood test tell me?

My lymph glands have lymoh nodes on them and I have to have a blood test. What would the blood test tell me?

Explanation: Enlarged lymph nodes, especially in the neck are usually due to an infection such as strep throat. Another common cause is infectious mononucleosis (mono). A blood test is usually done in this setting to prove that mono is the cause. If the nodes (lumps) don't go away and the mono test is negative, your dr. May consider x-rays or a biopsy to be explain the cause. You should make sure to follow-up.

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Should I be worried about a right swollen lymph gland that shows in the morning and is not there throughout day?

Not a lymph node: I doubt a lymph node appears and disappears with such regularity. Have a doctor see you during the morning.

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