Rated 4.8/5 based on 8 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Are Swollen Lymph Nodes Early Signs Of Pregnancy

Share
1

1
Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

DDx: Swollen lymph nodes (ln) can come from a variety of causes. In medicine we call this a differential diagnosis (ddx). A large ddx is here: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext - there is a need to evaluate: patient age, ln location, duration of symptoms (sx), other local (eg sore throat) & systemic sx (eg enlarged spleen). ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
44 years in practice
16M people helped
Pregnancy Questions?
Ask our ObGyn Specialists
Continue
Dr. Chevies Newman
1,116 doctors shared insights

Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


2

2
Can swollen lymph nodes be sign of pregnancy?

Can swollen lymph nodes be sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: 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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
44 years in practice
16M people helped
Pregnancy Questions?
Ask our ObGyn Specialists
Continue
3

3
I still haven't started my, period yet & I have what feels 2 b swollen lymph nodes, on sides of both breast with a few early pregnant sympt. Whts happening?

I still haven't started my, period yet & I have what feels 2 b swollen lymph nodes, on sides of both breast with a few early pregnant sympt. Whts happening?

Premenstrual: Sounds like premenstrual changes of increased hormonal levels. Could be early pregnancy signs as well. Get a test and monitor symptoms. See a gyn specialist if any persistent pain. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
44 years in practice
16M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
5

5
What is the significance of chronically painful but not swollen lymph nodes that that persists with no sign of infection ? Can i rule out or food al

What is the significance of   chronically painful but not swollen lymph nodes that that persists with no sign of infection ? Can i rule out or food al

It does not make sen: If the lymph nodes are not palpable or swollen, how can you attribute the pain to the lymph nodes? You need to go see a doctor to help you sort it all out for you. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
6

6
Swollen lymph nodes, one on either side of neck. Both small, between .5cm-1cm? Should i worry? Is the symmetry a good sign? How long should I wait?

Swollen lymph nodes, one on either side of neck. Both small, between .5cm-1cm? Should i worry? Is the symmetry a good sign? How long should I wait?

Lymph nodes: Small less than 1 cm freely movable not matted to surrounding tissue. Not source of great concern. But should be monitored. If change enlargement of other symptoms fever night sweats fatigue further evaluation indicated. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
7

7
Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Could be...: ....But also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to believe you may be HIV positive, i encourage you to visit your doc right away. Good luck. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
Swollen lymph nodes on the right side of neck. Perfect cbc, no obvious signs of illn3ss. On augmintin for 10 days. 6 days down and no improvement?

Swollen node: enlarged lymph nodes can be due to infection, malignancy, HIV etc..., if nodes continue to be enlarged and there is no apparent reason for it, then a biopsy may be needed to find out why, sometimes the enlarged lymph node may shrink by itself without ever knowing why it was swollen ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
10

10
I have painful swollen lymph nodes under my arm pits and along the sides of my breasts. Should i worry? They have been this way for four weeks. I have no other signs of infection. They are really painful. Could it be cancer?

Swollen : Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of the body fighting local infection, but can also be a sign of a tumor - or cancer- growth in some circumstances. If glands are swollen on both sides of your body, and are uncomfortable or painful, this makes infection a much more likely cause. Skin infections, in the pores and hair follicles ("folliculitis") can cause local infection from common bacteria that are on our skin, and the body will frequently fight this off and resolve it on it's own. Nonetheless swollen lymph glands should be evaluated by your health provider whenever they last more than a few days: only with a complete history and examination can it be determined if you need treatment for an infection (sometimes w/ topical antibiotics on the skin, sometimes oral antibiotic medication), or if more investigation is necessary to determine the cause of the swollen glands. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Creighton Wright
6 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
849 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Pregnancy Questions?
Ask our ObGyn Specialists
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
44 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook