Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes, or lymph glands, are a common symptom in infection and disease. The medical term is Lymphadenopathy. There are various different lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, groin, thigh, and other locations. Depending on the condition, there may be multiple lymph nodes swollen (generalized lymphadenopathy) or only a ...

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Causes

Causes of swollen lymph nodes depend on whether it is localized lymphadenopathy versus generalized lymphadenopathy (multiple nodes affected).

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Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes, also known as lymph glands, are pea-sized lumps of tissue found throughout the body. They contain white blood cells that help to fight against infection. The swelling is caused by a certain type of white blood cell ...1

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Causes List for Swollen Lymph Nodes

Possible causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Similar Symptoms

Is it lymph node swelling? Some other type of swelling or lump? Generalized lymphadenopathy? Localized lymphadenopathy? Various other similar symptoms to consider include:

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Types

The type of swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) depends on how many regions are affected. The basic types are:

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ non-hodgkin-lymphoma/ symptoms/ 
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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