A 34-year-old member asked:
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tender lymph node swollen for 5 months. trying to wait till end of year to get evaluated?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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