When to see your GP

See your GP if you have swollen glands and:

  • they haven't gone down within a few weeks or are getting bigger
  • theyfeel hard or dont move when you press them
  • you also have a sore throat and find it difficult to swallow or breathe
  • you also have unexplained weight loss , night sweats or a persistent high temperature (fever)
  • you don't have an obvious infection and don't feel unwell

If necessary, your GP may request some tests tohelp identify the cause. These can include blood tests , an ultrasound scan or computerised tomography (CT) scan , and/or a biopsy (where a small sample of fluid is taken from theswelling and tested).

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018