Lymphoma Symptoms

The most common among Lymphoma Symptoms, for which patients turn to their general practitioner, is the swelling of one or more superficial lymph nodes in the neck, armpit and groin. Swollen lymph nodes are often painless. More lymph node regions may be swollen at the same time. Sometimes patients may report fever or slight fever, fatigue, night sweats, itching and weight loss which cannot otherwise be explained.

Other quite common lymphoma symptoms are:

  • cough, breathing difficulty, chest pain, swelling of the neck due to swollen lymph nodes in the chest and/or pulmonary infiltration;
  • loss of appetite;
  • early sense of satiety, abdominal pain, diarrhoea for the presence of abdominal site;
  • mental confusion, personality changes, speech disorders, loss of strength in one or more limbs due to involvement of the central nervous system.

These symptoms, however, are not specific to lymphomas; a biopsy of the lymph node or of non-lymph node lesions is thus essential to exclude other diseases and make the diagnosis.

lymphoma systemic symptoms

The Lymphoma systemic Symptoms are generic. The most frequent ones are fever, itchng, night sweats, loss of weight.

Considering the aspecifity of theese symptoms it’s important to remind that the anmnesis and the medical visit aren’t enough to resolve the case. Only furthers diagnosic tests can help to understand the origins of the problem.

Sometimes specific blood tests can diagnose an infective disease o rarely another disease, but in many of the cases the doctor, on the basis of the avaible datas, can decide the execution of the lymphoma biopsis or of the involved extra-linfatic tissue.