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All Lymph Nodes Swollen
17yr old male has 103 temp all day. Lymph nodes a little swollen. He doesn't feel well. Taken tylenol and cool baths, nothing helps. E.R.?
Itchy all over, swollen lymph node in groin, bruise easily & red dots on inside of mouth. Idk if symptoms go together. Concerned.
16 yrs old - nosebleeds, night sweats (occasionally), tired all the time, swollen lymph nodes, leg pain, fever (occasionally), shortness of breath?
How can I tell if my lymph nodes are swollen? How do I tell? What do they normally feel like? What do they feel like swollen? How do I check?
Need more info: Where are the lymph nodes? How big are they (>1cm can be significant)? Are they tender/painful? Any symptoms or illness when first noted? Any symptoms developed since (fever, bone pain, abdominal pain)? Several possibilities: chronic infection (EBV, HIV, TB etc), malignancy (lymphoma, leukemia), connective tissue diseases (amyloidosis), inflammatory conditions (lupus, poly/dermatomyositis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be sick.: Lymph nodes often enlarge in areas of infection or inflammation. If you have symptoms in that anatomic region, then perhaps there's a good reason for them to be swollen. If not, and they persist beyond one month, you might want to consider them getting checked out and perhaps even removed for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You will feel them: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
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