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Can Lymph Nodes Swelling Be The Only Symptom

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Lymph node swelling with various symptoms

For 3 weeks now I have had very swollen lymph nodes in my neck and head, all blood tests reveal nothing, my doctor is concerned because he says it must be a virus but does not know which one. I am getting more severe migraines than before (had them...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...but many of the symptoms you are describing might be suggestive of CFS. You didn't mention if you had HIV disease. Painful swollen gland are usually an indication of infection. If your physican feels that you have a virus, blood tests... Read more »

enlarged lymph nodes

I discovered a week ago that my right axilliary lymph node was wnlarged. On Tuesday i went to see... Read more »

enlarged lymph nodes

I discovered a week ago that I have a painful lymph node under my right armpit. I went to my Doc... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. This illness may include Fever Headache Tiredness Enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin) These symptoms usually... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...disease) Lymphomas can be more advanced and difficult to treat in HIV-positive people, especially CNS lymphoma. Symptoms Swollen lymph nodes Fever, chills, sweats Weight loss Diagnosis Biopsy of affected lymph node More... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...these cases, these symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems will last more than a few days, and probably continue for... Read more »
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enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I noticed enlarged lymph node next to adam's apple.. I have the same under my chin .. this week is 8th week.. isn't it too late for ars?.. Read more »

Enlarged Lymph Node

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...other symptom that I believe could cause it. I do have pretty bad post nasal drip constantly but I don't think that causes enlarged lymph nodes. I wish I could just get up the courage to go and get tested but I just feel way too scared to. Read more »

Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. Read more »

Lymph Node Swelling

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can someone please explain what the exact feeling is when the lymph nodes are swollen. Are they tender to touch ? Do they throb painfully ? Are the pains off and on ? What are normally the 1st symptoms. When did they start ? ie whithin 1,2 or 3... Read more »