Symptoms of Sarcoidosis

Symptoms of sarcoidosis can range from extremely mild or even unnoticeable to severe organ dysfunction. Some symptoms can also disappear suddenly when sarcoidosis goes into remission.

Since sarcoidosis begins in the lungs, breathing symptoms are the most common, including:

  • Shortness of breath that worsens with exertion
  • Persistent, dry cough
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain

Sarcoidosis can affect organs besides the lungs, causing a range of symptoms that includes:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Eye inflammation with pain, blurred vision and sensitivity to light
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rashes, sores, lumps and discoloration
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Weight loss
  • Fainting
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Edema (swelling)

These symptoms can mimic other diseases and conditions. Make an appointment with your physician for a diagnosis.