Patient Comments: Swollen Lymph Nodes - Symptoms

In addition to swelling, what were the other symptoms of your swollen lymph nodes?

Comment from: Louisa664, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I first started with a swollen lymph node in my groin which was painless but I also had pain in my abdomen and back plus a feeling of fullness in my stomach. I had blood tests which showed elevated CA125 protein so was referred to a gynecologist who thought I had a pelvic infection so prescribed antibiotics. Tests came back negative for infection so I was referred for ultrasound. This showed the lymph node in my groin had swollen to just over an inch and I have a similar sized mass which they think is another enlarged node just above my belly button. I am losing weight as every time I eat the pain worsens in my abdomen and back and I feel full after a couple of mouthfuls. I have now been referred for an urgent CT scan in the next couple of days so hoping to get answers following this.

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Comment from: Maya, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I have swollen lymph nodes with a swollen thyroid.

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Comment from: amish, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 25

In addition to swelling, the other symptoms of my swollen lymph nodes included cough and throat infection.

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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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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: Flag girl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

My salivary glands can get so painful that I cannot lay down on my sides. This last week, I had an episode where the swelling was such that if I turned a certain way, the nerve in my ear was impacted and sent shooting pains through my ear.

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Comment from: sammy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

For the past 6 months I have been trying to get my doctor and specialists to find the cause of my swollen lymph nodes. They are large, sometimes tender, painful, difficulty breathing (had to go to the emergency room because I was so swollen I couldn't breathe in April). I am hoarse all the time with a sore throat at times. The swelling is spreading from the front neck nodes to my cervical (hard to tip my head back) to my left groin nodes being swollen which is making my groin hurt and difficult to walk at times. I haven't been rechecked since April although my symptoms recur and I do not have a diagnosis.

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Comment from: Jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

With swollen lymph nodes, I have pain in knees, elbows, and hands and also tiredness.

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Comment from: Car, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have a swollen lymph node behind ear, it feels tender when I turn my head.

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