Common Sites of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Common sites of swollen lymph nodes

The three most common sites of swollen lymph nodes are the neck, armpit, and groin.

Current as of: January 26, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Charles M. Myer III, MD - Pediatrics, Otolaryngology
Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

Thanks to our partners and endorsers: