Why Are Your Lymph Nodes Inflamed And Swollen? Warning Symptoms, Possible Causes, And Treatment
April 17, 2018 15:58
Lymph nodes harbor white blood cells, which are the cells that help your body fight infection. Lymph nodes may become inflamed and swollen in response to an infection somewhere in your body. Inflammation of the lymph nodes is called lymphadenitis.
Lymph node inflammation is usually accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever and sore throat.
Although it’s rare, lymph nodes can swell due to cancer, particularly lymphoma and leukemia.