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Swollen lymph node on left side

By Anonymous June 20, 2017 - 4:18am
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What does a swollen lymph node on left side mean?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your question.

Where on the left side of your body is the swollen lymph node?

Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped glands throughout the body. They are part of the lymph system, which carries fluid (lymph fluid), nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream.

The lymph system is an important part of the immune system, the body's defense system against disease.

Lymph nodes often swell in one location when a problem such as an injury, infection, or tumor develops in or near the lymph node. Which lymph nodes are swollen can help identify the problem.

Common sites for swollen lymph nodes include the neck, groin, and underarms.


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