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Where in the body are lymph nodes not located?

Where in the body are lymph nodes not located?

Where ever drains: Lymphatic system is like sewers to the tissue , all lymph of body is collected and drains into major neck veins to recycle. 40% of body lymph nodes are located in head and neck area 60 % rest of the body. ...Read more

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Where are the lymph nodes located in women?

Where are the lymph nodes located in women?

Same as in men: 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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Where are the lymph nodes in my neck located?

Where are the lymph nodes in my neck located?

Alongside vessels: 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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Where are lymph nodes in head located?

Where are lymph nodes in head located?

See below: The head and neck has a very rich network of lymph nodes. Most are in the neck around the jugular vein, but extend down to the collar bone and are also under the jaw. Nodes may be found in front or behind the ear and occasionally in the very back of the neck (occipital). There are may other places that noses rarely show up (in the face for example.). ...Read more

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Where are the lymph glands located in your baby?

Where are the lymph glands located in your baby?

Just about everywher: Lymph glands are part similar to drainage ditches around a city, they collect serum that is not in blood vessels, remove debris in the gland & eventually return the fluid to the heart.They are located in intestines from the tonsils to the rear end, under your skin in various locations, along your organs inside the body.Those located in the neck & head are noticed because they are not buried in tissu. ...Read more

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Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Look here: The link below should answer your question. http://drfling.hyperphp.com/notes/anatomy/anat12.gif. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes not found in the body?

A complicated questi: Why do you not ask a simple and straight question? Please tell us what is your concern so that we can guide you better. We can also tell you where lymph nodes are located in the body. That is more appropriate question! ...Read more

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Where on your elbows are the lymph nodes located?

Where on your elbows are the lymph nodes located?

Medial side : Along the medial side just above the medial epicondyle they are called epitrochlera nodes. ...Read more

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Where on the legs are lymph nodes located?

Where on the legs are lymph nodes located?

All around: 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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Where is the lymph nodes located in abdomen?

Where is the lymph nodes located in abdomen?

Throughout: Lymph nodes tend to cluster next to blood vessels that "feed" all the abdominal organs. There are hundreds of lymph nodes within the abdominal cavity, the retroperitoneum (the area by the spine behind the intestines), the pelvis, and the groin. In fact, there all lymph nodes throughout the body (except the brain and eye). ...Read more

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What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

All small sizes: 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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Where are my lymph nodes located?

Where are my lymph nodes located?

Everywhere: 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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Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Yes, Nearby: 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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Where are lymph nodes in abdomen and pelvis?

Where are lymph nodes in abdomen and pelvis?

Many places: In general, they are near blood vessels - such as the aorta. In colon cancer, for example, the nodes are right next to the colon, but extend around the blood vessels of the colon. ...Read more

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What are the lymph nodes located directly near the spine of your neck called?

What are the lymph nodes located directly near the spine of your neck called?

Probably paraspinal: You can call them whatever you like but check one of the great old anatomy books in the library. Do they use them any more? You know, that big, musty smelly building with lots of shelves lined with books and people sitting silently at desks staring at glowing computer screens! ...Read more

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There are lymph nodes in the feet?

There are lymph nodes in the feet?

Everywhere: 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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Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Are there lymph nodes in the shoulders?

Sort of: You have lymph nodes in your axilla ( armpit) but nope in the shoulder joint or directly surrounding the joint. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in these areas?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in these areas?

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

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Where in the body are lymph nodes not located?

Where ever drains: Lymphatic system is like sewers to the tissue , all lymph of body is collected and drains into major neck veins to recycle. 40% of body lymph nodes are located in head and neck area 60 % rest of the body. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes not found in the body?

A complicated questi: Why do you not ask a simple and straight question? Please tell us what is your concern so that we can guide you better. We can also tell you where lymph nodes are located in the body. That is more appropriate question! ...Read more

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Why are lymph nodes swollen throughout my body?

Why are lymph nodes swollen throughout my body?

Needs evaluation: Widespread lymphadenopathy needs further evaluation. Please see your physician soon. ...Read more

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What is the role of the lymph nodes in the human body?

What is the role of the lymph nodes in the human body?

Lymph nodes: They act as a repository for lymphocytes which is one of several defenses we have to fight infection. ...Read more

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I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

Don't worry too much: If your lymph nodes have truly been "big" your whole life and all over your body, and you don't get sick more than other people, this is probably normal for your body. But, if your lymph nodes have recently started getting bigger or feel sore/tender, or if you tend to get sick more easily than other people, you should have a complete physical to look for problems with your blood & immune system. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has aSeveral small lymph nodes through out his body what can be the cause?

My 2 year old son has aSeveral small lymph nodes through out his body what can be the cause?

Lymph nodes: Multiple small lymph nodes are common at this age, especially in the neck area, at any rate if he is active, feeding well, and growing, just observe, and follow up with his pediatrician, a routine blood count after age one is helpful, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have pain over my entire body that seems to be where all of my lymph nodes are. I have a fibro diagnosis that I feel is incorrect. Possible causes?

I have pain over my entire body that seems to be where all of my lymph nodes are. I have a fibro diagnosis that I feel is incorrect. Possible causes?

Second opinion: Please see another doc for a second opinion. Professionals are well-motivated and do their best but another point of view can be helpful. If all is well medically, consider a massage therapist who does lymphatic drainage technique. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is basically a channel that carries a clear or whitish fluid called the lymph. This lymph aids in clearing the tissues of infective organisms, toxins etc. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Monitoring System: 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

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When someone has cancer in their lymph nodes, does that mean it's throughout their entire body?

Not necessarily...: The lymphatic circulation is a conduit for cancer cells to exit their organ of origin and spread elsewhere in the body. Lymph nodes are filters which may "capture" some of these cancer cells; their removal then gives us information about what may be going on elsewhere in the body. The prognosis of lymph node-positive cancer is highly dependent on the type of cancer & it's chemosensitivity. ...Read more

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If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as + can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?

If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as +  can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?

Not exactly...: Lymph nodes (ln) are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" to our body such as cancer cells. We remove them to stage cancers; if cancer cells spread from the organ it originated in into the ln, we can assume that there are also cancer cells "elsewhere", ie, liver, lungs, bone, etc. Thankfully, chemotherapy can often often kill these cells before they take over these other organs. ...Read more

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When some lymph nodes test positive after removal does it mean there is cancer somewhere in the body or that their is just higher chance 4 recurrence?

When some lymph nodes test positive after removal does it mean there is cancer somewhere in the body or that their is just higher chance 4 recurrence?

POSITIVE FOR CANCER?: The exact test and situation needs to be clear to answer this question. For example with breast cancer the finding of cancer in lymph nodes is generally associated with a higher risk of the disease coming back. However haaving said that we now know that this one finding has little predictive value by itself, so i would consult with your doctor about all the parameters of your disease. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and my body is really aching. What is going on?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and my body is really aching. What is going on?

Monitoring System: 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

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Ive been sick for 2 months!! Swollen lymph nodes on left side of body. Ive been to the Dr.s office 3 times.

More specifics: Do you mean the swollen nodes at the left side of the neck and not the whole body? If so, it may mean that there is a sinus infection or dental abscess. I can't think of a condition which causes nodes to be enlarged involving much of the left side of the body. Perhaps you need a second opinion by seeing another doctor ...Read more

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Why do I have swollen lymph nodes all over the body?

Why do I have swollen lymph nodes all over the body?

Medical eval: Global lymphadenopathy is not normal. Recommend medical assessment to know. ...Read more