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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Where in the body are lymph nodes not located?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Where are the lymph nodes in the body used for?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Part of immune: System.

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Marvin Ott
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Is it possible to only ha en lymph nodes swell on one side of your body for years? If so what could cause it?

Dr. Marvin Ott
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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See your doctor: Swollen lymph nodes are usually caused by an infection. It is possible you have some sort of chronic infection, however lymph nodes that are swollen for years are concerning for lymphoma, a kind of cancer of the lymph nodes. Either way, you should see your doctor to get some testing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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My 2 year old son has aSeveral small lymph nodes through out his body what can be the cause?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Where are lymph nodes not found in the body?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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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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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Why are lymph nodes swollen throughout my body?

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Leto Quarles
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have had big lymph nodes throughout my body all my life what does that mean?

Dr. Leto Quarles
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Where are lymph nodes in body and what can I learn from them?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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See WebMD: See webmd for this information.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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What is the role of the lymph nodes in the human body?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

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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