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Lymph nodes are specialized tissue masses that are located along lymphatic system pathways. They filter lymph fluid before returning it to the bloodstream. Lymph nodes can be found in every area of the body. The exception is the central nervous system (CNS), where there are no lymph nodes.

Where are our lymph nodes located?

Lymph nodes are small, kidney-shaped organs of the lymphatic system. There are several hundred lymph nodes found mostly throughout the thorax and abdomen of the body with the highest concentrations in the axillary (armpit) and inguinal (groin) regions.

How painful are lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes may appear to be painful and swollen as a result of over production of white blood cells (or lymphocytes). This can be a counter attack for protecting the body against foreign particles. Therefore, a rise in the white blood cell count can cause the lymph nodes to swell and become painful.

Where are lymph nodes located in the leg?

The lymph nodes of the groin, or inguinal lymph nodes, are located in the crease between the leg and pelvis. There are two types of inguinal lymph nodes – superficial and deep. These groin lymph nodes often swell due to an infection or cancer in the areas from which they drain lymph (lymphatic fluid).

What are the three major lymph node sites?

There are three superficial regions on each side of the body where lymph nodes tend to cluster. These areas are the inguinal nodes in the groin, the axillary nodes in the armpit, and the cervical nodes in the neck. The typical lymph node is surrounded by a connective tissue capsule and divided into compartments called lymph nodules.

What are lymph nodes, where are they, and what do they do?

The lymph nodes hold the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. These act as fighters against foreign invasion by bacteria, viruses, cancer cells or toxins. The lymphocytes also help control the immune response.

What are the signs that you have cancerous lymph node?

Night Sweats and Fevers. Drenching sweats that occur during sleep are known as night sweats. They are caused by a high fever and may be found in many conditions, including lymph node cancers. Night sweats are especially common in people with Hodgkin lymphoma, although some non-Hodgkin lymphoma sufferers experience them as well…

How do they remove your lymph nodes?

With a lymph node biopsy, your doctor may remove the entire lymph node, or take a tissue sample from the swollen lymph node. Once the doctor removes the node or sample, they send it to a pathologist in a lab, who examines the lymph node or tissue sample under a microscope.

Where do you not find lymph vessels?

Lymphatic vessels occur throughout the body alongside arteries (in the viscera) or veins (in the subcutaneous tissue). They are absent from the central nervous system, bone marrow, teeth, and avascular tissues.