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Symptoms of Swollen Lymph Nodes

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There are many swollen lymph nodes symptoms that can be seen when lymph nodes appear in the human body when we experience some kinds of injuries or infections.

Why do lymph nodes appear?

The fluid that circulates in the lymphatic system is made of channels that are present throughout our body and these are similar to that of the normal blood vessels that are inculcated in the each and every part of the human body. White blood cells are stored in the glands that are responsible for the resistivity against any kind of diseases and these are termed as the lymph nodes. They invade the external organisms and protect the human body from various diseases. The nodes act like a military check post as they stop several bacteria and virus that try to enter the body and thereby causing the diseases.

Swollen Lymph Nodes Symptoms

When one has been suffering from illness of any kind of infections, the lymph nodes will accumulate the debris in the form of bacteria, virus or the dead cells. They are located throughout the body. These are found underneath the skin in the areas that include:
  • In the armpits
  • Under the jaw
  • Either side of the neck
  • Either side of the groin
  • Above the collarbone

Lymph nodes swell from infection within the space wherever they're settled. For instance, the body fluid nodes within the neck will become swollen in response to higher respiratory tract infection, just like the cold and cough.

What are swollen lymph nodes symptoms?

Detecting swollen lymph nodes

A lymph node can be detected as a small swelling in the beginning in the size of a pea and this can increase to the size of a cherry as the time goes on if proper treatment is not taken in the initial phase. They will be painful when touched and they can heart even when you move them as well. The lymph nodes under the jaw or the either side of the neck can hurt you more when you even turn your head or when you have your breakfast of dinner where the chewing of the gums is required. They often trouble you when you are running a hand over your neck as well as the jaw. They also cause pain during bending or walking as well.

Other symptoms that may be present along with swollen lymph nodes are:
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating

If one has the experience of this symptom or have any painful situation that is mentioned above they are advised to consult an doctor on an immediate basis in the initial phases as they result in the huge painful lymph nodes as the time goes on. They may not tender to be a serious problem such as drastic diseases which may lead to loss of life. If you are lucky and the problems small they may go away on very small times and if the pain lasts longer consult a doctor for a treatment.

What are signs of Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer lymph nodes)?

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
  • Consistent tiredness
  • Night sweats
  • Fever and chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • Increased sensitivity to the effects of booze or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol
  • Unexplained weight loss — more of your body weight or as much as 10 percent

What are signs of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer lymph nodes)?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can cause a variety of signs and symptoms, according to where it's in the body. Until it grows rather big, sometimes it mightn't cause any symptoms.
  • Lymph nodes that are enlarged
  • Swollen abdomen (belly)
  • Feeling full after just a bit of food
  • Chest pressure or pain
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Shortness of breath or cough
  • Exhaustion (extreme tiredness)
  • Low red blood cell counts (anemia)

What are symptoms of HIV lymph nodes?

Along with lymph nodes that are swollen, you might experience other symptoms of HIV disease, like:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Fever
  • Exhaustion
  • Diarrhea
  • Unexplained weight loss

References:
http://www.healthline.com/health/swollen-lymph-nodes#1 
http://www.healthline.com/health/hiv-aids/swollen-lymph-nodes#HIV&LymphNodes3
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swollen-lymph-nodes/basics/symptoms/con-20029652
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hodgkins-lymphoma/basics/symptoms/con-20030667
http://www.medicinenet.com/swollen_lymph_nodes/page3.htm
http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/swollen-glands
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-signs-symptoms
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