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Why do glands swell when sick?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Glands or immune!
Glands usually refers to lymph nodes a collection of immune cells that scange bacterial and viral debris and help you form immunity against the infection.
Lymph node enlargement can also occur in autimmine disease, and rarely (the ones you can see), cancer. If you have a chronic lymph nose enlargement, see your doctor.

In brief: Glands or immune!
Glands usually refers to lymph nodes a collection of immune cells that scange bacterial and viral debris and help you form immunity against the infection.
Lymph node enlargement can also occur in autimmine disease, and rarely (the ones you can see), cancer. If you have a chronic lymph nose enlargement, see your doctor.
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