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im looking for someone i can private chat with about 2 enlarged lymph nodes that grow and shrink. need help. urgent. thanks!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why chat?: Almost all teenaged guys have a few lymph nodes like this -- neck, shoulders, armpits, elbows, groin. If they are growing and shrinking, and not grotesquely enlarged, and not firmly fixed to surrounding structures, you should stop worrying about them. The only realistic concern at your age is Hodgkin's and these nodes don't grow-and-shrink and are obviously pathology.

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A 16-year-old male asked:

Im looking for someone I can private chat with about 2 enlarged lymph nodes that grow and shrink. Need help. Scared about hodgkins. Urgent. Thanks!

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No need to chat: Hodgkin's nodes grow to obviously-abnormal sizes and aren't going to grow and shrink. You're a teen, and chances are that almost every one of your friends has a palpable lymph node or two that does the same thing. This time in your life has enough challenges without your obsessing about Hodgkin's. If it is -- it'll be obvious in very short order and it's highly probable we can cure it.

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