Aug 2, 1999
how can a person know if he has a swollen nodes or glands? i mean would that be physically noticeable?????
thank you .
Response from Mr. Molaghan
The lymphatic system is the source of the glands that you are referring to. Lymph glands (nodes), are located throughout the body, and are part of the body's complex immune system. When lymph glands become swollen, it is usually in response to a foreign invader that has entered the body (a virus, bacteria, or fungus for example). The elaborate mechanisms of the immune system are hard at work, sending antibodies, white blood cells and other humors to the site of infection. For example, when a person has a bad sore throat and fever, the lymph glands near the base of the jaw can become sore and tender, and most people become aware of the swelling. The most palpable sites to check lymph nodes are under the jaw, on the sides of the neck, deep in the armpits, and in the groin. Any lymph node that becomes suddenly enlarged should be evaluated quickly, even if it's not painful.
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