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Symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease

Symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease: Introduction

Symptoms of Hodgkin's disease can vary among individuals and differ depending on the stage of advancement of the disease.

Symptoms include a swollen lymph gland or glands, (lymphadenopathy), which often appear fist in the neck, groin, or armpit. The swollen glands can also appear in other areas of the body.

Other symptoms of Hodgkin's disease can include malaise, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, itching, fatigue, weakness, and night sweats. There also may be shortness of breath and a cough.

A complication of Hodgkin's disease is anemia, a low number of red blood cells. This leads to symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, pale skin or pallor, and slow healing of wounds.

Another complications of Hodgkin's disease is infection. Untreated and/or advanced Hodgkin's disease results in a proliferation of abnormal white blood cells (lymphocytes) that spread throughout the lymphatic system. The abnormal white blood cells are not able to fight infections as effectively as the normal white blood cells. This results in increased infections.

The abnormal white blood cells formed in Hodgkin's disease can metastasize to other areas and organs of the body, such as the spleen, breast, liver, lungs, and gastrointestinal system. This can result in an enlarged spleen, enlarged liver and malignant tumors of the lungs, liver, breast and gastrointestinal system....more about Hodgkin's Disease »

Symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hodgkin's Disease includes the 54 symptoms listed below:

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Hodgkin's Disease: Complications

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease:

Symptoms of Hodgkin's disease may include the following:

  • A painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin

  • Unexplained recurrent fevers

  • Night sweats

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Itchy skin

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Hodgkin's Disease: NCI)

Hodgkin's Disease as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease, it is also important to consider Hodgkin's Disease as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Hodgkin's Disease may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease. This signs and symptoms information for Hodgkin's Disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Hodgkin's Disease signs or Hodgkin's Disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Hodgkin's Disease symptoms.

 

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