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Swollen lymph nodes

Swollen lymph nodes: Introduction

The lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system that is part of the immune system. Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or disease. Sometimes this is somewhat inaccurately called "swollen glands" (lymph nodes are not glands; they do not secrete anything). The most common locations of lymph node swelling are in the neck, groin and underarm, though many other locations are possible....more »

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Causes of Swollen lymph nodes:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Swollen lymph nodes. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Swollen lymph nodes:

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Swollen lymph nodes: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Swollen lymph nodes

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Message Boards for Swollen lymph nodes

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Swollen lymph nodes: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Swollen lymph nodes

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Detailed list of causes of Swollen lymph nodes

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How Common are these Causes of Swollen lymph nodes?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Swollen lymph nodes. Of the 452 causes of Swollen lymph nodes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 33 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 423 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes:

The following list of conditions have 'Swollen lymph nodes' 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: Swollen lymph nodes:

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Causes of Swollen lymph nodes Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Swollen lymph nodes 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 Swollen lymph nodes?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Swollen lymph nodes, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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

    Classifications of Swollen lymph nodes:

    Subtypes of Swollen lymph nodes:

    Swollen glands (451 causes), Swollen neck lymph nodes (66 causes), Swollen lymph glands (65 causes), Enlarged lymph nodes (160 causes), Lymphadenopathy (192 causes), Swollen neck lymph nodes (66 causes), Lymphedema (73 causes), Generalized lymphadenopathy (20 causes), Generalised lymphadenopathy (18 causes), Cervical lymphadenopathy (54 causes), Lymphatic oedema (6 causes), Lymphoedema (41 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Swollen lymph nodes:

    Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Lymph symptoms (496 causes), Swollen glands (451 causes), Lymph system symptoms (496 causes)

    Symptoms related to Swollen lymph nodes:

    Lymph symptoms (496 causes), Swelling (3730 causes), Neck swelling (149 causes), Neck lump (87 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Groin swelling (39 causes), Groin symptoms (51 causes), Underarm swelling, Underarm symptoms (43 causes), Edema (208 causes), Infection (1293 causes), Lymph node symptoms (496 causes), Swollen neck lymph nodes (66 causes), Swollen underarm lymph nodes, Common cold (712 causes), Infections (1293 causes), Viruses, Mononucleosis, Tonsilitis (2 causes), Lymphoma (18 causes), Hodgkin's disease, Leukemia, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Toxoplasmosis

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