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Blockage of and lymph vessel is keeping the fluids (usually blood, blood that is in need of cleaning) from entering the lymph node. This blockage causes additional blood that needs to be delivered to the lymph node for filtering to back up, kind of waiting for it's turn. This back-up of blood, (and sometimes other fluids), is what causes the swelling.

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Q: Why does the blockage of a lymph vessel in the left leg cause swelling in that area?
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