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What happens if your glands are swolen?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Where? Which?

Depends on where the glands are.
Typically lymph glands will swell in the area of an infection - for example the glands in the neck may swell when fighting an infection in the throat. This is a normal reaction to infection - your body is doing what it needs to do. However, if your glands stay swollen or tender, see a doctor to see if they could use some help fighting the infection.

In brief: Where? Which?

Depends on where the glands are.
Typically lymph glands will swell in the area of an infection - for example the glands in the neck may swell when fighting an infection in the throat. This is a normal reaction to infection - your body is doing what it needs to do. However, if your glands stay swollen or tender, see a doctor to see if they could use some help fighting the infection.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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