Swollen Lymph Nodes - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of swollen lymph nodes?

Symptoms of swollen lymph nodes vary widely. A person could be completely free of symptoms (asymptomatic) and only found when they are noted by a doctor during a general physical examination.

Sometimes, swollen lymph nodes can be extremely tender, painful, and disfiguring.

More importantly, other symptoms related to an underlying disease that accompany the lymph node swelling may be more significant and clinically relevant than the lymph node swelling alone. For instance, symptoms such as:

  • fever,
  • night sweats,
  • weight loss,
  • or evidence of local infections (toothache, sore throat) may provide valuable clues in determining the cause of lymph node swelling.
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Comment from: Yogi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I get swollen neck lymph nodes and always get a cold sore at same time. I always feel weepy and depressed prior to outbreak.

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Comment from: Gracie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

With swollen lymph nodes I have lengthy cough, a little drainage, aching neck, and pressure above chest area.

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