Patient Comments: Swollen Lymph Nodes - Causes

What caused your swollen lymph nodes?

Comment from: Doug B., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

My husband suddenly started feeling pain due to a large swollen lymph note on his right side and also that swollen thing under the tongue.

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Comment from: sherry, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I have sore lymph nodes. If you live or have been to any area that has the dirt and airborne spore that can cause Valley fever, get checked for it. Only a few areas in the US have it and most people who contract it never know. It took me 3 trips to the emergency room in Arizona (where it endemic) to be diagnosed. I have a 1:8 titer and my lymph nodes hurt so badly in the upper body and groin area I have to take opioid pain pills. I am getting treated with a fungicide.

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Comment from: Claude, (Patient) Published: August 13

After eating a piece of fruit I noticed that the lymph node on the right side of my jaw had swollen. Over time it went down some. Then eating more fruit it would rise again.

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Comment from: Rossi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I"m a little bit worried about the swollen lymph node that I have on my left side of my neck. Back in November of 2013 I had the flu and I noticed that swollen node around the left side of my neck, so I went to my doctor and she said that it was going to go away soon. After a month and half I went back to see if she could run some other test and she did. First she did an x-ray and she couldn"t see anything so she send me again to do CT scan and after a week I called her for the results and I was really upset because she said the lymph node was around 2 centimeters. But she thinks it is just fat tissue and nothing else to worry, but she said if you still concerned about it you can go to a specialist I can refer you to. But it's been almost 2 months after she told me that and the swollen lymph node still there.

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Comment from: Flaggirl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I have had fibromyalgia for many years and Sjogren's syndrome for a couple of years. Both are autoimmune diseases and fibromyalgia really messes with collagen. Sjogren's identifies the destruction of at least parts of nodes. I suspect the two work together to enhance the destructiveness.

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Comment from: chevyboy, 19-24 Male Published: January 20

I just started eating dinner and about 3 to 4 bite's in, my tongue started tensing up and then a knot the size of a golf ball started to appear, by then, swelling started growing around the know that appeared underneath the left side of my jaw bone, it's been a few days now, but every time I eat something it starts swelling up again and hurting, the knot is still there thought. But not long after I quit eating the pain and swelling goes away.

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Comment from: vikings1, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 27

I had a heart ablation done about 3 months ago to correct a-fib. During a follow-up appointment I had a CT of my chest. One of the nodes in my chest was enlarged. The ablation seems to have been successful, but to be safe about the node I had blood work done and am supposed to get a follow-up CT in three months. I have never smoked and have had little to no exposure to asbestos. I am 44. How concerned should I be? I have no other symptoms or health problems and exercise regularly without breathing difficulty.

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Comment from: CuriousLady, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 20

I have yet to know the cause of my lymph node. I have been having swollen lymph node for approx. 8 years on and off, when I was 16 years old. The first time I had the swollen lymph node (size of a fish ball), the doctor just brushed it off as 'normal.' I came back to see a different doctor only after 7 1/2 years (due to it being swollen and tender, on and off). I did a blood test and unfortunately my ANA (anti-nuclear antibodies) was slightly below the positive level which is intermediate. There's different level of ANA (negative, intermediate and positive). I'm on a 6-mth medical check-up, hopefully. I'll know the cause of it soon. As I'm currently experiencing swollen neck lymph node NOW!

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