health conditions


Question by  Omegaspectral (26)

What could be wrong if I have swollen lymph nodes and a low grade fever?

I have had these symptoms for 2 days.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

It could be mononucleosis. It also depends which lymph nodes are swollen. If the nodes in your neck are swollen you could have the mumps, strep throat or even an infected tooth. There are many things which cause lymph nodes to well, that is why you should consult a doctor.


Answer by  docryan (84)

You would be generally looking at some sort of systemic infection at this point. Drink plenty of fluids and consult your primary care physician asap. These are signs that your body is already fighting an infection somewhere. You may want to consider antibiotics.


Answer by  worker7794 (53)

Swollen lymph nodes is usually a sign of infection in the body and the presence of fever is a sign that your body is fighting the infection. One should see their doctor to know what infection you have. It might be flu or other infection.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

You should get checked by your doctor because it sounds like you have an infection. Although most times it is not critical, sometimes this could be a blood infection and you could turn into a whole body infection of the blood known as Sepsis. Time is of the essence and you should not wait.


Answer by  PooBear (341)

Swollen lymph nodes and low grade fever signal an infection in the body. If you are really healthy, you can probably beat it. Otherwise, you need to see a doctor


Answer by  patti (29325)

The lymph system helps filter infection from the body. Swollen lymph nodes indicate an infection, as does the low-grade fever, which is often more serious than a high temperature. If your symptoms don't improve, or if they worsen, over 24 hours or so, see your doctor.


Answer by  NYCCDC (311)

The most likely cause is you have an infection and your body is fighting it off. Go to your doctor if it persists for another 3 days without improvment.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

MOre than likely you are coming down with an illness, swollen lymph nodes can be caused by a number of things, may be a simple cold or fever or it could be serious as a lymph infection.


Answer by  A36 (629)

It could be any kind of infection, including a sinus infection. Which lymph nodes are inflamed can help indicate, but it is best to see a doctor for diagnosis.


Answer by  Patty (195)

If you have had a low grade fever and your lymph nodes are swollen, it usually means your body is trying to fight off some kind of infection.


Answer by  tschu (417)

You will need to see your doctor for a definate diagnosis. Some common causes though are, strep throat, tonsilitis, the flu, or another viral infection. At times even and infected ear can cause the lymphs to swell. On more rare case it can be an indication of some type of cancer.

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