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What are the symptoms of head and neck lymphatic drainage?

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What are the symptoms of head and neck lymphatic drainage?

Hi, I’m a student in grade 12, and recently my biology teacher asked us about the symptoms of head and neck lymphatic drainage, and I was blank. Can any of you share the symptoms of head and neck lymphatic drainage so I can answer her? 

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The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes throughout the body that helps to remove waste and fluid from tissues. When head and neck lymphatic drainage is impaired, it can lead to a buildup of fluid and swelling in the affected area, which can cause a range of symptoms. In the head and neck area, symptoms of lymphatic drainage problems may include:

Swelling: Swelling may occur in the neck, face, or other head areas. The swelling may be persistent and may worsen over time.

Pain: Pain may be present in the area of swelling and may be sharp or dull. It may be aggravated by movement or pressure.

Stiffness: Stiffness or limited range of motion may be present in the affected area.

Numbness or tingling: Numbness or tingling may be present in the area of swelling and may indicate nerve involvement.

Difficulty swallowing or breathing: Swelling in the neck may compress the airway or esophagus, causing difficulty swallowing or breathing.

Skin changes: Skin in the affected area may appear red, warm to the touch, or may have a bumpy texture.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider who can assess the cause of the symptoms and determine the appropriate treatment.

 

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