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Lymph node enlargement is a very common sign and can cause many people to get stressed and âlose their sleep.
A few major symptoms and danger signs can help you differentiate very common âbenign conditions from those indicating conditions like cancer and chronic diseases. â
Symptoms like persistent fever, weight loss, night sweats along with multiple enlarged, painless âlymph nodes may indicate conditions like lymphoma or cancer.â
Smaller single nodes, that are tender to pressure without any other signs mentioned above can âsignify many common conditions including including upper respiratory tract infections, chronic âinfections like tuberculosis, local asymptomatic skin infections, etc.â
The recent onset of a single painful lymph node in the right armpit could be due to a local skin infection. But if it has been persistent for a longer duration could be due to a chronic infection or a systemic disorder.
You might consult a doctor for a physical examination and proper advise. In case of doubt, he might advise you to undergo a biopsy of the lymph nodes for a definitive diagnosis. â
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