Enlarged Or Swollen Glands And Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse)

Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2020

Enlarged lymph nodes ("swollen glands") can be present with a variety of infections. A rapid heart rate is also sometimes temporarily present during fever or infections. Anxiety and panic reactions can also produce a fast heart rate. If you are concerned about swollen lymph nodes or a fast heart rate, seek the advice of your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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