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Ok last question does lymphoma itching occur early in the disease or late into the disease.?

Ok last question does lymphoma itching occur early in the disease or late into the disease.?

Anytime...: Itching can occur at any stage of lymphoma. Another important thing to know, is that most lymphomas never present with itching (no matter how advanced). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more


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No rash but have body itching i have no swollen lymph nodes that am aware off. Can this be lymphoma itching. Had blood work and a portable xray. ?

No rash but have body itching 
i have no swollen lymph nodes that am aware off. Can this be lymphoma itching. Had blood work and a portable xray. ?

Many possibilities: Itching is a common symptom and may have many causes. Why you would pick on lymphoma is not clear. This would not be in my five diagnoses to be considered first. If you have already been seen by a doctor, get the results and discuss this with them. Hope all comes out well. ...Read more

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I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: This is an hereditary condition of the skin with extremely dry skin, obstruction of hair follicles, overgrowth of the follicles and often redness. The skin feels prickly with small (1 mm) red bumps around the follicles. The basic treatment is lots of moisturizer. This rash occurs all over the body but mainly on the extremities. Lymphoma is associated with itch mostly, and the rash is different. ...Read more

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Can itching on whole body be the only symptom of lymphoma?

Can itching on whole body be the only symptom of lymphoma?

Unlikely: Itching can be caused by many other conditions. Lymphomas cause swollen lymph nodes first, then anything else later. If the itching persists, you need a doctor to examine you and find out the cause. ...Read more

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I'm having light generalized itching. Could I have lymphoma?

I'm having light generalized itching. Could I have lymphoma?

Unlikely: There has to be a lot of other symptoms and signs for lymphoma. May be your is dry and itching may improve with skin moisturising cream. ...Read more

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My whole body has been itching every night for 6 days. I'm really confused. Could this be lymphoma?

My whole body has been itching every night  for 6 days. I'm really confused. Could this be lymphoma?

Unlikely: See a doctor. Do you have hives too? There are allergic and immune conditions that can cause repeated itching, sometimes only at night like idiopathic nocturnal urticaria. There are some rare skin lymphomas that can also cause similar symptoms but the itching is usually continuous big only at night. ...Read more

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I have sl lymphoma w swollen axillary node. It has been itching. Is that an indication to check out or just typical and no concern?

I have sl lymphoma w swollen axillary node. It has been itching. Is that an indication to check out or just typical and no concern?

Check it out: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (sll) are considered the same disease and often cause mild lymph node swellings. After a biopsy you will often feel some itchiness, but otherwise a lymph node that feels itchy is not usual. Search for other sites of itchiness and if it is more general, consider allergies, infection, or other unrelated issues. ...Read more

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Generalize itching, normal blood work, could i have Hodgkin lymphoma?

I bet you don't: The first step in the workup for generalized itching is to change whatever you're using to wash your clothes. If this doesn't provide an answer, look at the distribution and your relation to other exposures, especially light. I trust your skin is normal and there's no evidence of ectoparasites. Hodgkin's is VERY low on the differential diagnosis without a mass / fever / wt loss / sweats. ...Read more

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26/F. Healthy. Past 2 weeks body itching when overtired, NOT interrupting sleep. Not everyday. Also, sudden right knee pain. Chances of lymphoma?

26/F. Healthy. Past 2 weeks body itching when overtired, NOT interrupting sleep. Not everyday. Also, sudden right knee pain. Chances of lymphoma?

Quite low: Before you activate anxiety symptoms it is a good idea to check into the status of what you already know you have - thyroid issues. See you provider for eval of your levels. Meanwhile, try to avoid situational reasons for being overly tired and consider a knee support cuff. It's good you think of yourself as healthy, but do check thyroid levels and basis for knee pain w/ a provider ASAP. Best! ...Read more

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Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work, no allergies have been found. Do I need to be worried about Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work, no allergies have been found. Do I need to be worried about Hodgkin's lymphoma?

See derm: Although lymphoma is a possibility, it is by far not the more common causes for itching. If you have lymphoma, you will have other symptoms (fatigue , weight loss etc) as well. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more