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ENLARGED LYMPH NODES
Lymph nodes are small glands that filter lymph, the clear fluid that circulates through the lymphatic system. They are an important part of the immune system. Lymph nodes help the body recognize and fight germs, infections, and other foreign substances. Enlarged lymph nodes usually occur as a result of exposure to bacteria or viruses.
HOW IS ENLARGED LYMPH NODES DIAGNOSED?
The specialist will perform a physical examination and ask about medical history and symptoms. The other tests recommended are:
• Blood tests, including liver function tests, kidney function tests, and CBC with differential
• Lymph node biopsy
• Chest x-ray
• Liver-spleen scan
HOW IS ENLARGED LYMPH NODES TREATED?
This is basically a bacterial infection that can be treated with the prescription of antibiotics. Yet, the lymph nodes can remain firm and swollen long after the infection has been cured. If the doctor suspects cancer, then a biopsy may be conducted.
DID YOU KNOW?
Infections are the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes. Infections that can cause them include:
• Abscessed or impacted tooth
• Ear infection
• Colds, flu, and other infections
• Mouth sores
• Sexually transmitted illness
• Skin infections