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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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Why are my lymph nodes swollen?

Several causes: The lymphs nodes can be enlarged secondary to inflammation, infection or even lymphoma. Have your doctor evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Lymph nodes: can enlarge in response to numerous infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and other disorders. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes swollen on my left inner thigh?

Why are my lymph nodes swollen on my left inner thigh?

Infection: From a rash in the area or an infection draining into that lymph node basin. If these nodes are significant in size you must see doctor to identify cause of lymph node enlargement. A biopsy of the lymph nodes may be indicated if an infection can not be identified. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes sore to the touch and I've been more tired lately?

Why are my lymph nodes sore to the touch and I've been more tired lately?

Test infectious mon: My first thought is that you have contracted a common virile disease called infectious mononucleosis, characterized by uncomfortable swollen glands and fatigue. You should be examined and tested for this. Other conditions can mimic this, so be sure to be examined and tested. Infectious Mono is usually not dangerous and is self limited. ...Read more

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I've been having hot flashes, fever and my neck has been feeling tight and swollen and so are my lymph nodes in my neck, what could this be?

I've been having hot flashes, fever and my neck has been feeling tight and swollen and so are my lymph nodes in my neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: To get this resolved without making guesses over the internet you must be examined and a full history obtained. Go and see your local pcp. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while

Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while

Lymphadenopathy: There is a host of reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge. If you have widespread noticeable enlarged nodes it is important that you be evaluated. There are benign causes,but there are also serious causes that warrant early evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have multiple mosquito bites on my legs arm feet and back neck area. Are my lymph nodes in my neck a result from the mosquito bites and why?

I have multiple mosquito bites on my legs arm feet and back neck area. Are my lymph nodes in my neck a result from the mosquito bites and why?

Mosquito Bites: Many of mosquito saliva proteins can cause immune reactions, including allergic reactions. Typically, however, most people have a variety of reactions to mosquito bites, and the symptoms change over time, depending on the amount of bites a person received. These reactions can include both immediate and delayed swelling and itching around the bite area and even swollen lymph node, infection also. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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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Could i irritate my lymph nodes?

Could i irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them! (It's called "lymphadenitis") Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

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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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

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