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Lymph symptoms

Lymph symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Lymph symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Lymph symptoms: swollen lymph nodes, lymphoma, lymphadenitis, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Lymphangitis, Lymphatic oedema, Lymphocytosis, Lymphoedema or other types.

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and distributes immune cells and related fluid (called lymph) throughout the body. Small nodes called lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or disease (see swollen lymph nodes), which people sometimes misleadingly call "swollen glands". The lymph system can also directly be subject to illness itself, such as in lymphoma....more »

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Causes of Types of Lymph symptoms:

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Lymph symptoms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Lymph symptoms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Lymph symptoms Treatments

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Message Boards for Lymph symptoms

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Lymph symptoms or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Lymph symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Lymph symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General inspection for pallor of the skin and conjunctiva may suggest leukemia, lymphoma or malignancy
    • Examine all lymph nodes - including epitrochlear (in front of the elbow), Axillary, cervical (neck), occipital (back of head), supraclavicular (above the collar bone), inguinal (groin) and popliteal (behind the knee). Determine if lymph node enlargement is localized to one region (e.g. in local acute or chronic infection; early lymphoma especially Hodgkin's lymphoma or metastases) or generalized (e.g. in late lymphoma; leukemia; viral bacterial or protozoal infection; rheumatoid arthritis; systemic lupus erythematosus; sarcoidosis; phenytoin).
    • Determine lymph node consistency. Hard nodes suggest cancer deposits. Soft nodes may be normal. Rubbery nodes may be due to lymphoma
    • Determine if lymph nodes are tender which would suggest infection or acute inflammation
    • Determine if lymph nodes are fixated to underlying structures which may suggest infiltration by carcinoma
    • Inspect skin overlying the lymph nodes. If skin is inflamed this suggests infection. If skin is tethered to the lymph node this suggests cancer
  • more tests...»

Lymph symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Lymph symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Lymph symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Lymph symptoms: Deaths

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Organs affected by Lymph symptoms:

The list of organs typically affected by Lymph symptoms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Lymph symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Lymph symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Lymph symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lymph symptoms. Of the 496 causes of Lymph symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 36 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 462 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lymph symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Lymph symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Lymph symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Lymph symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Lymph symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lymph symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Lymph symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Lymph symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Lymph symptoms:

    Subtypes of Lymph symptoms:

    Swollen lymph nodes (452 causes), Lymphoma (18 causes), Lymphadenitis (101 causes), Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (5 causes), Lymphangitis (14 causes), Lymphatic oedema (6 causes), Lymphocytosis (39 causes), Lymphoedema (41 causes), Cervical lymphadenopathy (54 causes), Enlarged lymph nodes (160 causes), Generalised lymphadenopathy (18 causes), Lymphadenopathy (192 causes), Lymphedema (73 causes), Swollen lymph glands (65 causes), Swollen neck lymph nodes (66 causes), Swollen glands (451 causes), Mesenteric adenitis due to HIV, Mesenteric lymphadenitis (9 causes), Axillary lymphadenopathy (21 causes), Axillary mass (9 causes), Breast lymphadenopathy (11 causes), Enlarged axillary lymph nodes (29 causes), Lymph node swelling in children (55 causes), Lymphadenitis in children (21 causes), Lymphedema of the lower limb (6 causes), Lymphoproliferative disorders (5 causes), Lyphoedema (2 causes), Painless swelling of a cervical lymph node similar to lymphoma (21 causes), Painless swelling of one of the cervical lymph nodes (25 causes), Tender regional lymph nodes (38 causes), Painless lymphadenopathy (7 causes), generalized lymphadenopathy (20 causes)

    Symptoms related to Lymph symptoms:

    Swollen lymph nodes (452 causes), Lymphedema (73 causes), Edema (208 causes), Lymphoma (18 causes), Lymphadenitis (101 causes), Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (5 causes), Lymphangitis (14 causes), Lymphatic oedema (6 causes), Lymphocytosis (39 causes), Lymphoedema (41 causes)

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