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    Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma -- Symptoms

    Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

    • Painless swelling of one or more lymph nodes, with no recent infection. Swelling may be intermittent.
    • Swelling, fluid accumulation, or pain in the abdomen.
    • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or coughing.
    • Bloody stool or vomit.
    • Swelling of the face, neck, and arms.
    • Blockage of urine flow.
    • Bone pain.
    • Unexplained weight loss amounting to 10% of body weight over six months.
    • Fever lasting for at least 14 consecutive days, usually in the late afternoon and early evening, and rarely above 102 degrees.
    • Headache.
    • Seizures.
    • Visual problems.
    • Mental status changes.
    • Numbness on areas of the face.
    • Balance problems.
    • Night sweats and chills lasting at least 14 consecutive days.
    • Severe itching of the skin.
    • Fatigue.
    • Weakness.

    The symptoms of fever, heavy night sweats, and weight loss are known as "B" symptoms. They are most often associated with more aggressive disease.

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    Call Your Doctor If:

    • You notice a swollen, painless lymph node.
    • You have unexplained abdominal pain or swelling.
    • You develop an unexplained cough, shortness of breath, or wheezing.
    • You develop swelling of the face, neck, or arms.
    • You have unintended weight loss, fever, severe fatigue, or soaking night sweats lasting more than two weeks.
    • You have unexplainable, severe itching of your skin.
    • You have changes in mental activity.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 14, 2015

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