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Which virus might cause swollen lymph nodes ,fatigue, body soreness for 3 weeks?

Which virus might cause swollen lymph nodes ,fatigue, body soreness for 3 weeks?

Many: Many viruses can cause the symptoms you described, common ones being Epstein Barr and Cytomegalo viruses. It would be prudent to see your doctor to get tested so that a more serious infection is excluded. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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


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I have been "sorta" diagnosed with Epstein barr virus. For 6 weeks now I have swollen lymph nodes and feel weak it just doesn't seem to go away?

I have been "sorta" diagnosed with Epstein barr virus.  For 6 weeks now I have swollen lymph nodes and feel weak it just doesn't seem to go away?

Follow up: Not sure what "sorta" diagnosed would mean exactly. If you are not better after six weeks, I would just make sure you followup with your physician to make sure your progress or lack thereof is appropriate or whether you need further workup. ...Read more

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Can a low grade stomach virus (diarrhea only) cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a low grade stomach virus (diarrhea only) cause swollen lymph nodes?

Not likely: Gastrointestinal illnesses, especially mild ones, may cause enlargement of lymph nodes deep inside the abdomen, but would not be expected to cause lymph node enlargement in places which can be seen or examined easily. Persistent new lumps anywhere warrant medical assessment. ...Read more

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Can teething cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: It's not common for teething to cause swollen lymph nodes but it is possible. Have child checked by a physician to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: Lymph nodes enlarge as a reaction to inflammation so if the skin inflammation is significant then enlargement can occur. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc.Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area.If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more

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Might it be that a gallstone cause swollen lymph nodes?

Yes, it can: Cause inflamed lymph nodes next to the gallbladder, when it gets inflamed. But you will not be able to feel these lymph nodes because they are deep inside. If you can feel enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin, these are not caused by gallstones. ...Read more

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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more