A 25-year-old female asked:

High levels of stress and lack of sleep cause 12 swollen lymph nodes in neck?had some for 1+ years & got 5 more in 3 weeks.also 3 by left underarm.

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Dr. Catherine Shaw
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Doubtful: Have you had doctor check enlarged lymph nodes? Lymph node swelling is most often caused by various infections: flu, chickenpox or infections mononucleosis. Cancer may spread to nodes. Leukemia and lymphomas will also cause node swelling. However, these type of swellings grow more slowly, and tend to be hard and fixed. Please have your doctor check to rule out infection or anything more serious.
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