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Blood and Lymph System

Learn about your blood and lymphatic health

Your blood and lymphatic system work together to keep your body healthy. Maybe you've had enlarged lymph nodes, sometimes referred to as swollen glands. They can be a sign that your lymphatic system is fighting an infection. Or maybe you've had a problem with your blood, such as anemia. Maybe you're about to get a blood test to check for health problems. Whatever the case, our topics can help you learn about blood tests, blood and lymphatic problems, and the care that is best for you.

You can find out more about blood and lymph topics, such as:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC).
  • Sedimentation Rate.
  • Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin.
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia.
  • Lymphedema: Managing Lymphedema.
Health Topics
  • Acquired Von Willebrand Disease
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Anemia
  • Anemia During Pregnancy
  • Anemia of Chronic Disease (ACD)
  • Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy
  • Antiplatelets
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Blood and Body Fluid Precautions
  • Blood Clots in the Leg Veins
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Blood Transfusions for Sickle Cell Disease
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • CD4+ Cells
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Cholesterol in Children and Teens
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Cirrhosis: Beta-Blockers for Portal Hypertension and Varices
  • Clopidogrel and Genetic Testing
  • Clotting Factor Replacement for Hemophilia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dengue Fever
  • Diet and Gout
  • Donating Blood
  • Fainting
  • Familial Lipid Disorders
  • Folate Deficiency Anemia
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemochromatosis Genetic Screening
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia: Preventing Bleeding Episodes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) in People Without Diabetes
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Immunoglobulin
  • Indirect Coombs Test
  • Intrauterine Fetal Blood Transfusion
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Jaundice in Newborns (Hyperbilirubinemia)
  • Kernicterus
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Lead Poisoning Screening
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Lymphedema
  • Malaria
  • Mononucleosis (Mono)
  • Neutropenia: Preventing Infections
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phlebotomy for Too Much Iron
  • Poisonous Lizards
  • Pregnancy: Blood Clots
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Testicular Cancer
  • Rh Sensitization During Pregnancy
  • Sepsis (Septic Shock)
  • Sickle Cell Crisis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Aplastic Crisis
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Pain Management
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Splenic Sequestration
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Vision Problems
  • Sickle Cell Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Trait
  • Snakebite: Symptoms of a Pit Viper Bite
  • Splenectomy
  • Statins
  • Stem Cell Donation
  • Stem Cell Transplant for Sickle Cell Disease
  • Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar
  • Symptoms of Lyme Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombolytics for Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Umbilical Cord Blood Donation and Private Banking
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Watchful Waiting (Surveillance) for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • When to Have a Cholesterol Test
Medical Tests
  • A1c Test
  • Antithyroid Antibody Tests
  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) Test
  • Basic Metabolic Panel
  • Bilirubin Test
  • Blood Alcohol Test
  • Blood Culture
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • Blood Type Test
  • Body Fluids Tests
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  • Calcium (Ca) in Blood Test
  • Calcium (Ca) in Urine Test
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Test
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Test
  • CD4+ Count Test
  • Chemistry Screen
  • Cholesterol and Triglycerides Tests
  • Cold Agglutinins Test
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Coombs Test
  • C-Peptide Test
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test
  • D-Dimer Test
  • Ferritin Test
  • Fetal Blood Sampling (FBS) During Pregnancy
  • Folate Test
  • Gastrin Test
  • Hemochromatosis Gene (HFE) Test
  • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Test
  • Home Blood Sugar Test
  • Homocysteine
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Iron (Fe) Test
  • Ketone Test
  • Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) Test
  • Lactic Acid Test
  • Lead (Pb) Test
  • Liver and Spleen Scan
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Magnesium (Mg) Test
  • Medicine Blood Level Test
  • Mononucleosis Tests
  • Myoglobin Test
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) Test
  • Phosphate in Blood Test
  • Potassium (K) in Blood Test
  • Prolactin Blood Test
  • Prothrombin Time (PT/INR) Test
  • Reticulocyte Count
  • Sedimentation Rate (Sed Rate)
  • Seizure Medicine Levels in Blood Test
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Serum Osmolality Test
  • Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPEP) Test
  • Sickle Cell Test
  • Tissue Type Test
  • Total Serum Protein Test
  • Toxicology Tests
  • Uric Acid in Blood Test
  • Viral Tests
  • Vitamin B12 Test
Make a Wise Decision
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke?
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Which Anticoagulant Should I Take to Prevent Stroke?
  • Blood Transfusions: Should I Bank Blood Before Surgery?
  • Pregnancy: Should I Bank My Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood?
  • Statins: Should I Take Them to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Take Action
  • Blood Thinners Other Than Warfarin: Taking Them Safely
  • Gout: Changing Your Diet
  • High Cholesterol: Making Lifestyle Changes
  • Lymphedema: Managing Lymphedema
  • Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely

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