Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped glands throughout the body. They help your body fight germs and infections.
Lymph nodes often swell when there is a problem such as an injury, infection, or tumour.
Treatment depends on what caused your nodes to swell. Usually the nodes return to normal size without a problem.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 24, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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