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What Does A Swollen Lymph Node Mean
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. A lymph node "tastes" 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 enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more
Enlargement of LN: It means that your body is reacting to something/ process that is going on within your body. Swollen lymph node/enlargement of lymph node can be caused by many different things- like infection ( viral, bacteria, fungal, paracytes etc), inflammation, trauma/iritation, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could a swollen lymph node that is also very sore mean? I woke up the other morning with a lymph node under my left armpit that was sore n larger
Lymphadenitis: Probably is lymphadenitis so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I had a CT scan of my neck bc of a swollen lymph node for over a month. They said the result is benign. What does this mean and should I still worry?
Has it resolved?: Many characteristics of lymph nodes can help separate benign from malignant on ct. Size is one, but configuration or shape is another. The best way to know something as benign is for it to resolve on its own. If you still have this swollen lymph node, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How big?: A cancerous lymph node is obviously abnormal. Almost all other nodes are your friends. If you are advised to leave it alone, do so. There is no explaining why different people get big nodes in different places. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node in neck? It moves around and its small im 16 and scared
does it always mean something's wrong? Will i die? I feel fine
Have swollen lymph node under jaw and 2 others on my neck that are smaller, also have a bad cold, doctor said it mean my immune system is working well?
Likely: If the lymph node enlargement is due to infection, these will subside. If the nodes become larger or additional nodes become larger, it would be prudent to address the issue with your doctor again. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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