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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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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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What is the major symptom of lymphoma? I want to have a biopsy done but there is no swollen node so does that matters.

What is the major symptom of lymphoma? I want to have a biopsy done but there is no swollen node so does that matters.

Many, varied: Lymphomas can present either with Prolonged fever (>100 degrees) or enlarged lymph nodes somewhere in the body including in places like Chest and Abdomen where it is difficult to feel a growth unless it becomes very large. In the absence of these two features, I would seriously doubt the presence of a Lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can occasional eyes swelling shut be a symptom of lymphoma?

Can occasional eyes swelling shut be a symptom of lymphoma?

Orbital lymphoms can: Although rare, orbital lymphomas can present as a swelling, protuberance of the eye, causing what is called exophthalmos. Lacrimal glad lymphoma is a known but rare entity and often presents as a swelling around the eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?

What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?

May or may not be sx: Lymphoma will produce a sizable mass which will grow and become obvious before any other symptoms might appear. If the Chest CT Scan is normal, then I doubt there is any lymphoma in the Thymus/chest. Chest pain is a nonspecific symptom which can be caused by many many different reason, some obvious, others not so obvious. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching a symptom of lymphoma? No muscle pain or weakness just random twitching in muscles. Have a swollen lymph node in armpit. I'm 18

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Is muscle twitching a symptom of lymphoma? No muscle pain or weakness just random twitching in muscles. Have a swollen lymph node in armpit. I'm 18

Not typical: A lot of early lymphoma have no symptoms. Some can cause local symptoms depending on their anatomic location and size. Muscle twitching is not a typical sx from lymphoma. Classical constitutional sx (not everyone) are: fever, night sweat (soaking sweat), and weight loss (10% over 6 months). Systemic sx can occur in aggressive or late lymphoma. ...Read more

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Leukemia/lymphoma symptom but normal blood tests. Can you explain?

Leukemia/lymphoma symptom but normal blood tests. Can you explain?

What symptoms?: Blood test may be normal in lymphoma. If you suspect either of thses disorders, it will require a detailed history, physical exaination and lab tests, including may be a biopsy. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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Is abdominal discomfort a usual symptom of non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Is abdominal discomfort a usual symptom of non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Can be: Lymphoma causes enlargement of the lymph nodes. When the abdominal lymph nodes are increased in size discomfort may follow. ...Read more

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Can you have lymphoma for 4 years+ and only symptom is swollen lymph nodes?

Yes: Some of the low-grade ones can smolder for a decade or more. Everybody's got lymph nodes if you go searching. In lymphoma, at least one's clearly not normal. ...Read more

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Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that I don't have lymphoma?

Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that I don't have lymphoma?

Tough question: Floaters are a "normal" event in most. Yes, lymphoma in the vitreous can present as floaters, but even then, it still needs a pathology diagnosis (biopsy). If there is a history of lymphoma, and now at 21 you have floaters, see a retinal specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months (home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

No.: If you have never had cancer, it is HIGHLY unlikely that this would be the first symptom of metastatic cancer. However, it is still a symptom that warrants investigation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for lymphoma?

Lumps: Very often a person will notice a painless lump which is an enlarged lymph node. More advanced cases may present with fatigue, unexplained weight loss, unexplained night sweats or night fevers, even diffuse itching. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphoma?

Could be several: Lymphoma is a general category which includes many subtypes of hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphomas. They may manifest slowly over years while higher grades progress more quickly. As a class, lymphomas my occur practically anywhere, so the possible symptoms can vary substantially. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphomas?

What are the symptoms of lymphomas?

They vary: Could be no symptoms or weight loss, drenching night sweats, development of enlarged lymph nodes, fevers, infections, fatigue. Many of these are caused by the disease progressing and causing other problems. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of lymphoma?

Many: Symptoms can include one or many of the following and others: enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands), fevers, chills, night sweats, weight loss, itching, new rash, pain, or even unusual things like chest pain after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the usual lymphoma symptoms?

Variety: It can include fatigue, fevers, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, bone pain, recurrent infections, anemia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having lymphoma?

Large lymph nodes: That is the most common symptoms. But it may also include weight loss, fever, drenching sweats, abnormal blood counts, autoimmune problems and compression of organs resulting from the enlarged lymph nodes leading to pain, jaundice, bone fractures or neurological complications. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of lymphoma?

Very variable: Early localized lymphoma may have no symptoms. Typically enlarged lymph nodes will cause local symptoms such as pain, lump, mass effect and when advanced symptoms can include fevers, drenching night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, low blood counts, low immunity. ...Read more

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What diseases have early symptoms similar to lymphoma?

Differs: Different types of lymphoma have different symptoms. The more aggressive types frequently have symptoms such as fevers, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. Tb (tuberculosis) is one infectious disease that can have similar symptoms, but frequently with cough. Other cancers also can have similar symptoms. Fevers and weight loss can also be part of an autoimmune disease such as lupus. ...Read more

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Should I get tested for lymphoma? What are the symptoms?

Enlarged lymphglands: The usual presenting symptoms of lymphoma are enlarged lymph glands, fever, weakness, enlarged spleen, liver etc. If you have any symptoms, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of lymphoma is most common? What are the symptoms?

Enlarged lymph nodes: ... Is the most common sign of lymphoma. They can become quite large, several inches. Some patients also report night sweats. Lymphomas are classified according to their microscopic appearance. In adults, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma are the most common. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of lymphoma is most common and what are the symptoms?

Several...: Some of the most common types of lymphoma in adults are: hodgkin lymphoma (~ 30%), follicular lymphoma (~ 20%), diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (25-30% of non-hodgkin lymphomas). The frequency depends on multiple factors including age and geographic location. Multiple signs and symptoms can occur including: weight loss, night sweats, lymph node enlargement, fatigue, etc. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 57 year old woman having lymphoma? What are the symptoms?

What are the chances of a 57 year old woman having lymphoma? What are the symptoms?

Can happen: The symptoms are commonly. Enlarged lymph nodes (>1.5/2cm) and often there is fatigue/tiredness and fever. Weight loss can also occur. Sometimes there is loss of appetite and or pain in the areas where the cancer is growing like in the bone. ...Read more

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I keep having temperatures of 99.0-99.5 up and down throughout the day. Been happening last 3 months. Is this a sign of lymphoma?

This is normal: This is not a fever. Everyone has normal temperature fluctuations during the day/night. My real question is why are you taking your temperature so often? Are you having some symptoms? Because there is no evidence of anything wrong here. ...Read more

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