Symptom: Swollen glands


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Swollen glands: Swelling of glands or lymph nodes
Introduction: The body has numerous glands that may swell from infection. Also, swollen lymph nodes is often called "swollen glands" though lymph nodes are not truly glands because they do not secrete anything. The lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system that is part of the immune system. Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or disease. The most common locations of lymph node swelling are in the neck, groin and underarm, though many other locations are possible.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Swollen glands:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Swollen glands (22 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Swollen glands (56 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Swollen glands (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Swollen glands: swollen lymph nodes (56), swollen neck lymph nodes (20)
    Symptoms related to Swollen glands: swollen neck (30), swollen lymph nodes (56), swollen underarm
    Swollen glands type of: Swelling symptoms (281), Swollen lymph nodes (56)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Swollen glands: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Swollen glands as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Swollen glands: The following list of conditions have 'Swollen glands' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • African Sleeping sickness ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome ... enlarged lymph nodes

    B

  • Barmah Forest virus ... swollen lymph glands
  • Bartholin's abscess ... swollen groin lymph nodes
  • Boil ... local lymph node swelling
  • Bubonic plague ... swollen glands, swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen neck lymph nodes

    C

  • Cat scratch disease ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Cellulitis ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Chagas disease ... Regional lymphadenopathy, generalized lymphadenopathy
  • Chancroid ... swollen groin lymph nodes
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease ... swollen glands, swollen lymph nodes
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency ... swollen glands, swollen lymph nodes
  • Cytomegalovirus ... swollen lymph glands

    D

  • Dengue fever ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Diphtheria ... enlarged neck lymph nodes
  • Dry socket ... swollen jaw lymph glands, swollen lymph glands near the ear, swollen lymph glands near the ear

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Erysipelas ... enlarged local lymph nodes
  • Esophagus Cancer ... swollen neck lymph glands

    G

  • Gingivostomatitis ... lymphadenopathy

    H

  • HIV/AIDS ... swollen lymph glands, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... painless swollen lymph nodes, neck lymph node swelling, underarm lymph node swelling, groin lymph node swelling

    J

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... swollen lymph nodes, swollen neck lymph nodes

    K

  • Kawasaki disease ... enlarged neck lymph nodes

    L

  • Leishmaniasis ... swollen glands
  • Leukemia ... Swollen lymph nodes
  • Listeriosis ... enlarged lymph nodes
  • Lupus ... Swollen glands, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Lyme disease ... swollen lymph nodes
  • Lymphatic Filariasis ... swollen groin lymph nodes, lymphedema, swollen lymph nodes
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, swollen abdominal lymph nodes
  • Lymphoma ... swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, swollen neck lymph nodes

    M

  • Mesenteric Adenitis ... Swollen abdominal lymph nodes
  • Mononucleosis ... enlarged neck lymph nodes, enlarged lymph nodes

    N

  • Neuronal Migration Disorders ... lymphedema
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... painless swollen lymph nodes, neck lymph node swelling, underarm lymph node swelling, groin lymph node swelling

    P

  • Pharyngitis ... swollen glands, swollen neck lymph glands
  • Plague ... swollen glands, swollen groin lymph nodes, swollen neck lymph nodes, swollen lymph glands, swollen lymph glands

    Q

  • Queensland tick typhus ... enlarged local lymph nodes
  • Quinsy ... swollen neck lymph glands

    R

  • Respiratory diphtheria ... enlarged neck lymph nodes
  • Rubella ... swollen lymph glands, swollen neck lymph glands

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... enlarged lymph nodes
  • Scarlet fever ... swollen neck lymph glands
  • Scrub typhus ... regional lymphadenopathy
  • Serum sickness ... swollen lymph glands
  • Strep throat ... swollen lymph nodes in neck
  • Syphilis ... enlarged lymph nodes return to normal, swollen groin lymph nodes, enlarged groin lymph nodes, swollen neck lymph nodes, swollen lymph glands, swollen lymph glands, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... enlarged lymph nodes

    T

  • Thyroid cancer ... Swollen lymph nodes, Swollen neck lymph nodes
  • Tonsilitis ... enlarged neck lymph glands, enlarged jaw lymph glands
  • Toxoplasmosis ... enlarged neck lymph nodes, enlarged lymph nodes
  • Typhus ... swollen lymph nodes

    W

  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... swollen lymph nodes
  • West Nile fever ... swollen lymph glands
  • Whipple's Disease ... swollen glands
    Conditions listing complications: Swollen glands: The following list of conditions have 'Swollen glands' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    L

  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... lymphedema


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