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My cousin has pain in her right hand in the elbow region. When we consulted a doctor he said, it is because of lymph nodes in the neck region.?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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.

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Enlarged lymph node in the neck is not the cause of pain in elbow although if the elbow is infected ( red . swollen and warm) that could cause enlarged lymph node in neck which may also be tender. If there is no infection in elbow, then chances are that these are 2 separate conditions.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Elbow pain

May come from a multitude of causes: nerve, vessel, ligament, muscle, tendon, joint, lymphatic, etc.

In brief: Elbow pain

May come from a multitude of causes: nerve, vessel, ligament, muscle, tendon, joint, lymphatic, etc.
Dr. John Michalski
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