Good day, Eric Bakker here again with another question, a frequently asked question regarding yeast infections.
Does yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?
Swollen lymph nodes are a result of a problem with your immune system. There could be many reasons why you have swollen lymph nodes, and where you have the swollen lymph nodes. A common place is the cervical lymph nodes around the neck. You can also have swollen lymph nodes in the groin, around the armpits, so there’s various areas where you can commonly get them. Cervical ones are quite common with people.
My questions to you would be do you get night sweats with these swollen lymph nodes? Do you have altered appetite or weight loss? First thing that you would do is to get a blood test done. Have a complete blood count and have all the white cell parameters, in particular, to see if there’s any infectious disease going on.
Swollen lymph nodes can also commonly occur with food allergies, I’ve noticed. Food intolerances or food allergies can occur there. Whenever you’ve got a weakened immune system, you’re going to be more prone to a yeast infection. I would not believe that a yeast infection directly causes swollen lymph nodes, but they would occur as a secondary consequence to a weakened immunity.
Swollen lymph nodes need checking out. There could be many different types of problems. You could’ve picked up an acute herpes problem. It could be something even like Leukemia, so it’s very important for you, particularly if it’s a recurring problem, you’ve had it for a long time, is to get checked out carefully by your doctor for swollen lymph nodes to see exactly what this problem is.
In many cases, however, these things are self-limiting and acute and they disappear. I’ve seen it occur with bee stings. I’ve seen it occur with food allergies. So, you know, get checked out first and don’t get too worried unless you’ve had a problem with this for many years. These things often occur.
So to answer your question, I don’t think it causes swollen lymph nodes as such, but there may well be a relationship between them both.
Thank you for your question.