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Posted by: Sean | 2004/10/19

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Hi doc

Please can you tell me the difference beteeen lymphatic ducts and nodes. where they are located and if they hurt if they get swollen or infected.

Thank you

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Sean, the lymphatic ducts are the “tubes” that drain the lymph back from the tissues to the venous system. Lymph nodes are the glands along the course of the lymphatic vessels that are the main source of lymphocytes that play an important role in the body’s immune system.
Both may hurt it they become swollen or infected. Good luck.

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