Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Internal medicine

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  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

  • Lymph node swelling that is persistent and increasing in size

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings in the groin

  • Lymph nodes on different parts of my body are enlarged

  • 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 Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It refers to the enlargement of one or more lymph nodes, the bean-shaped glands found in the neck, armpits, chest, groin, and abdomen.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swollen lymph nodes

Possible causes

  • Viral mucositis

  • 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
  • Acute tonsillitis / pharyngitis
  • Breast cancer
  • Suppurative lymphadenitis

  • 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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Symptoms from the same body system / part

Medically Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

GP / Family doctor

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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