What are the common symptoms of follicular lymphoma? 

The most common signs of a lymphoma start with painless swellings in the lymph nodes, particularly in the neck, armpits, or groin. Night sweats, fever, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and other symptoms can also occur, mostly in advanced stages. Patients with follicular lymphoma are at particular risk of developing abdominal tumors that can obstruct normal digestion and urination. Because follicular lymphoma progresses slowly, the symptoms can go unnoticed for years. People with follicular lymphoma often have few symptoms – you may not have any.
 
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The most likely symptom one will have is one or more swollen glands. As these are usually painless one may simply have noticed a lump by accident.
 
 
Other symptoms one may have include:
 
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Fever
  • Drenching sweats, especially at night
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Widespread itching, without any skin problems
  • Being more prone to infections
 
When follicular lymphoma occurs in parts of the body outside of your lymph nodes (extranodal sites), other symptoms are possible. These may include shortness of breath or abdominal pain.
 
 
If the lymphoma occurs in the bone marrow, it can cause low blood cell counts. This can result in:
 
  • Anemia, causing marked tiredness and shortness of breath
  • Low platelets, making you prone to bruise easily or bleed
 
 
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Sources:
  • Ferreira, Leonor Mateus. "Follicular Lymphoma: What You Need to Know | Symptoms and Signs." Lymphoma News Today. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.
  • "Follicular Lymphoma." Lymphoma Association. N.p., 13 Dec. 2016. Web. 24 May 2017.
  • "Not Found What You're Looking For?" Follicular Lymphoma - Understanding - Macmillan Cancer Support. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.
  • "Follicular Lymphoma." Leukaemia Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.

 

follicular lymphoma symptoms - chronic fatigue - infographic


 

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