Enlarged Or Swollen Glands, Lump Or Bulge And Warm To Touch

Reviewed on 6/13/2022

Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes can accompany many different types of infection. A lump or bulge anywhere in the body can be a localized infection, a response to trauma or injury, or may represent a benign or malignant tumor. A feeling of warmth to the touch is typically suggestive of inflammation. Because these symptoms can be related to different types of medical conditions, it is important to discuss all your symptoms with your doctor to determine the cause.

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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