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Is a gland or lymph node only considered swollen if you can see it ptotrude through the skin.


Hi Theoneandonly15

Lymph nodes information for you -

Swollen lymph nodes facts

  • Lymph nodes are important part of the immune system.
  • Lymph nodes are located throughout the body, but visible and palpable only when they are enlarged or swollen.
  • Lymph nodes are regional, and each group of them corresponds to a particular region of the body and reflects abnormalities in that region.
  • In general, infections are the most common causes of lymph node enlargement. Other common causes include inflammation and cancers.
  • Not all swollen lymph nodes are abnormal.

So, if you can feel a swelling or a lump have a healthcare provider check on you. Good luck