Patient Comments: Swollen Lymph Nodes - Symptoms


In addition to swelling, what were the other symptoms of your swollen lymph nodes? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: What on Earth, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

In addition to swollen lymph nodes in my neck, behind my ear, and in my armpit, I have had a fever varying from 100 to 102, for 6 weeks. My white count is normal and I've tested negative for mononucleosis. I am also fatigued all the time. I have never had chronic health problems. My general physician finally decided to send me to an infectious disease doctor. My appointment is tomorrow. I'll comment again when/if anything is found.

Comment from: Bonnie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I felt fatigued for a week leading up a Friday, when I woke up with 102 fever. I stayed home but Saturday morning, I had 103.5 fever. I went to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia based on chest x- ray of left lung; right lung was clear. I was put on 6 days of Levaquin. I stayed home for one week, then went to work for a week, but now have worse fatigue. I had another x-ray and my lungs are clear. I feel really fatigued, and find it difficult to walk without being tired - feel like I will pass out and dizzy. It takes a long time to heal!

Comment from: Renee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I have sharp pains and itching inside throughout my ears, gums, neck and lips along with swollen lymph nodes.

Comment from: Louisa664, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I first started with a swollen lymph node in my groin which was painless but I also had pain in my abdomen and back plus a feeling of fullness in my stomach. I had blood tests which showed elevated CA125 protein so was referred to a gynecologist who thought I had a pelvic infection so prescribed antibiotics. Tests came back negative for infection so I was referred for ultrasound. This showed the lymph node in my groin had swollen to just over an inch and I have a similar sized mass which they think is another enlarged node just above my belly button. I am losing weight as every time I eat the pain worsens in my abdomen and back and I feel full after a couple of mouthfuls. I have now been referred for an urgent CT scan in the next couple of days so hoping to get answers following this.

Comment from: Maya, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I have swollen lymph nodes with a swollen thyroid.

Comment from: Kevin, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 03

I had an inguinal hernia repair. The site filled up with fluid. I was told there were swollen lymph nodes that were removed. I was never told this until the swelling was so bad I had to insist on another appointment. He drained it, and gave me Keflex and Norco. It has filled up again and I don’t see the doctor for 2 more weeks. I have serious concerns that there was an error in my surgery.

Comment from: amish, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 25

In addition to swelling, the other symptoms of my swollen lymph nodes included cough and throat infection.

Comment from: Gracie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

With swollen lymph nodes I have lengthy cough, a little drainage, aching neck, and pressure above chest area.

Comment from: Yogi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I get swollen neck lymph nodes and always get a cold sore at same time. I always feel weepy and depressed prior to outbreak.

Comment from: Flag girl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

My salivary glands can get so painful that I cannot lay down on my sides. This last week, I had an episode where the swelling was such that if I turned a certain way, the nerve in my ear was impacted and sent shooting pains through my ear.

Comment from: sammy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

For the past 6 months I have been trying to get my doctor and specialists to find the cause of my swollen lymph nodes. They are large, sometimes tender, painful, difficulty breathing (had to go to the emergency room because I was so swollen I couldn't breathe in April). I am hoarse all the time with a sore throat at times. The swelling is spreading from the front neck nodes to my cervical (hard to tip my head back) to my left groin nodes being swollen which is making my groin hurt and difficult to walk at times. I haven't been rechecked since April although my symptoms recur and I do not have a diagnosis.


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Comment from: Jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

With swollen lymph nodes, I have pain in knees, elbows, and hands and also tiredness.

Comment from: Car, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have a swollen lymph node behind ear, it feels tender when I turn my head.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

I had a cold for a week and now it has been about 9 days and turned into a headache, visually showing red mark on my forehead, behind ear pain and clogging, and a swelling hard painful neck lymph node. I have congestion sometimes lung pain right in the middle of lungs. My neck is the worst all just on the right side. I do not have a lot of energy, cold/hot easily and my teeth and gums hurt.

Comment from: bre, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

For the last six months, I've had aches and pains throughout my body. I have a very high white cell count and have lymph glands the size of golf balls in my neck. Now, during the past month, I’ve been breaking out in red-dotted sores. I don’t know what this could be.

Comment from: dcbutter, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 18

Swollen lymph gland in right neck and lump in front of ear and a low grade fever, I have been treated with Clindamycin for 4 days without any change. There is no indication of the cause as yet. It's waiting and sees.


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