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Swollen Lymph Nodes (generalized) Overview

Another name for Swollen Lymph Nodes (generalized) is Lymph Gland Swelling.

What is lymph gland swelling?
A person with lymph gland swelling has enlargement of the lymph nodes. The lymph gland swelling is usually caused by inflammation or infection. Common locations for lymph gland swelling include the neck, armpit, and groin.

What are the symptoms of lymph gland swelling?
Symptoms of lymph gland swelling include swollen glands in the groin, armpit, or neck. Lymph glands may be tender and painful. Additional symptoms that may occur with lymph gland swelling include sore throat, fever, weakness, and fatigue.

How does the doctor treat lymph gland swelling?
Treatment for lymph gland swelling depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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