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Swollen Glands (generalized) Evaluation
- Lymph node swelling in the armpits
- Elbow lymph node swelling
- Groin lymph node swelling
- Lymph node swelling in the neck, over the collarbone
- Lymph node swelling in the neck, under the jaw
- Lymph node swelling in the neck, around the ear
Severe infections of the lymphatic system may cause inflammation of the lymph channels under the skin, called lymphangitis. Lymphangitis causes red streaks to form in the skin.
Testing may be necessary to determine the cause for lymph gland swelling.
Tests that may be used to evaluate lymph gland swelling include:
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PubMed Swollen Glands (generalized) References
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