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If the liver was unable to clean toxins from the blood, and one had toxic chemicals in the bloodstream, could this cause the lymph nodes to swell up, clog up or cause lympoma?

How would the the body deal with toxins if the liver was incapable?

Any thoughts would be greatly appeciated.
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replied February 26th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

Liver failure is not associated with enlarged lymph nodes or conditions like lymphomas.

Also the liver is not connected to the lymphatic system (including the lymph nodes) in any way.

If the liver was damaged, and it resulted in accumulation of toxins and metabolites in the blood stream, then the ‎condition is called Acute liver failure, and that can result in hepatic encephalopathy. ‎

This is a very severe life threatening condition, which is difficult to treat, without a liver transplantation (in severe cases) and also can result in coma and death. ‎

Most patients with acute liver failure tend to develop neurological impairment and coma (due to ‎increase in toxins) ‎which ultimately causes circulatory dysfunction and respiratory failure.

‎Treatment of such conditions is with ‎Ventilatory support, proper IV fluid support, Vasopressors to ‎improve the circulation and management of cerebral ‎edema. This is continued until the liver ‎recovers from its function or appropriate liver transplantation is possible.‎

I hope this clear your doubts.

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