Swollen lymph nodes

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Yoshinori Abe

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  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

  • Lymph node swelling that is persistent and increasing in size

  • Lymph nodes on different parts of my body are enlarged

  • Enlarged lymph swellings on different parts of my body

  • There is a lump that can be moved by pressing

  • There is a lump on the side of the breast

  • Enlarged lymph nodes around collar bone

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swollen lymph nodes

Possible Causes

  • Ganglion cyst

    Lumps that are sometimes found in the wrist or along other joints. These happen when joint fluids seep out and form a mass. Ganglions are often caused by repeated mechanical stress or overuse of a particular joint.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    An inflammatory disease affecting multiple joints, especially in the hands and feet. The cause is autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease

    This disease occurs when the body's own immune system accidentally attacks a particular type of pigment cells called "melanocytes". The eyes are often affected, causing blurring of vision, flashing lights, or floaters. Other areas that can be affected include the inner ear, causing loss of hearing. The surface layer of the brain can also be affected, causing headaches and neck stiffness.

  • Acute tonsillitis / pharyngitis
  • Breast cancer
  • Dengue fever

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel your lymph nodes are swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you feel a lump around or above the collarbone?

  • Do you feel a lump or swelling between your breast and armpit?

  • Do you have multiple lymph nodes on your neck or under your armpit?

  • Has your swollen lymph nodes continue to grow larger?

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