Patient Comments: Hodgkin's Disease - Symptoms

What were the early symptoms of your Hodgkin's disease?

Published: June 16

I had swollen lymph nodes that were painless at first and then became very painful to the point I felt weighed down. I also had night sweats and ran fevers.

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Published: June 12

Itchy rash x 4 years, heavy sweating and drenching night sweats, left pleural effusion (blood tinged) and peritoneal effusion also blood tinged. Edema in legs.

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Published: June 09

The first time I had Hodgkin's lymphoma I had a swelling in my neck in the lymph glands. The second time it occurred I had night sweats, loss of appetite and was incredibly tired, needing a sleep in the middle of the day. The third time I had night sweats, swollen tummy as it had taken over my spleen, weight loss, very tired and in quite a bit of pain.

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Comment from: Rosalie, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: March 27

My mother recently died due to Hodgkin's disease. Her symptoms were two hour nose bleeds, fever, itching, tender skin, fatigue, and constant pain. I hope some day that there would be a cure. It was a sudden death. The doctor did not let her know why she was sick she also had lots of water retention. Thanks for giving me a chance to let others know it could be very sudden. It was very sudden for my mother she was 88 yrs old and very spunky till the day I took her for a visit to the doctor and he told us to admit her to the hospital where she was diagnosed. Thank God we were able to bring her home where she died. I had no choice, but to let her go. I hope someday I will know that they find a cure.

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Comment from: sew2joy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

I had tumors above the collarbone and spread to my chest. At the time I was pregnant with my daughter. I noticed the lumps at three months, and I started feeling the tightness around my throat at seven months. They surgically removed the baby to explore lymph nodes and started staging immediately. I had symptoms of night sweats as soon as the baby was born.

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Published: July 09

I had severe lower back pain. At times, I couldn't move, and it hurt to breathe because I was in so much pain. It was nine months before any lumps or bumps appeared, and then I was finally diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.

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Published: June 30

I had a cough for a few weeks and then my collar bone appeared swollen.

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