Swollen Lymph Node

Lymph nodes swell when the body fights to ward off infections. The lymphocytes (immune cells) within the lymph nodes increase in number during infection to fight it off, resulting in swollen lymph nodes. They are located throughout the body. Swollen lymph nodes are palpable. Lymph nodes swell in conditions like the common cold, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, skin abrasions and infection, ear infection, infected teeth, cancer (leukemia, lymphoma, etc.), tuberculosis, etc.

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Are difficulty in breathing and swollen nodes symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had chest pain when breathing deeply for the past two days now. When I move, I also have a dull pain. One of my neck lymph nodes are swollen, and whenever I move my neck, it hurts in the swollen spot. I live with my mom, and she just got tested for COVID-19, which was negative. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hira Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I am glad that you did not ignore your symptoms and decided to consult with a specialist. Pain in the chest with difficulty in breathing should not be overlooked because it indicates an underlying condition. You also mentioned that you have a s...  Read Full »

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