Swollen Lymph Nodes (cont.)

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Where are the lymph nodes located in the body?

Lymph nodes are located throughout the body. Some are directly under the skin while others are deep inside the body. Even the most superficial (close to the skin) lymph nodes are usually not visible or palpable (felt by touching), unless they are swollen or enlarged for some reason.

They are connected to each other by loosely bound lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes generally coalesce in different regions in the body where they are responsible for filtering the blood and performing their immunologic function for that particular area of the body. Fluid from the lymphatic vessels eventually feeds into the venous system (veins) in the body.

Picture of Lymph Nodes Located in the Body

Picture of Lymph Nodes in the Body
Picture of Lymph Nodes in the Body

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/15/2013

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