You should see a doctor for Lymph Node Swelling when you see the following symptoms.
- If you have swollen lymph nodes that are painful, hard, or growing rapidly.
- Swollen lymph nodes that are accompanied by fever, night sweats, weight loss, or a persistent cough or sore throat, or that are accompanied by other symptoms such as rash or changes in skin color, should also prompt a visit to a doctor.
- Additionally, if you have a history of a compromised immune system, or if you have been recently diagnosed with an infection, you should see a doctor for swollen lymph nodes.
- It's important to note that swollen lymph nodes can be caused by a variety of conditions, including infections, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.
A doctor will perform a physical examination and may order blood tests or imaging studies to determine the cause of the swollen lymph nodes and recommend the appropriate treatment.