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I have lost 54 pounds in 8 months; 2 months ago started have severe left rib pain, swollen painful lymph nodes, under arm, neck?

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Dr. Robert Waskowitz answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Purposeful loss?: If your weight loss was not on purpose or diet concern is another process. You should see your doctor.

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Dr. Paul Harper answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Could be serious: Unless you were trying to lose weight you may have a serious condition. The widespread enlarged nodes also can be serious. You need to see your doctor asap.

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Dr. Carl Zooberg answered

Specializes in

Wt loss and rib pain: You need to be seen medically immediately to rule put a possible cancer or infection.

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