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A 25-year-old male asked:

posible for lymph nodes to be felt even when they're not enlarged/cancer?i feel some in armpit,doc felt 1,its about 0.7cm he's not concerned.lymphoma?

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Most likely benign: It is not easy to feel lymph nodes that are not enlarged. In young individuals most enlargements are reactive to infections in the region and rarely due to lymphoma or metastatic cancer. If there are pimples or scratches in your armpit , that may explain it otherwise just observe it for a while and seek help if it rapidly becomes larger
Dr. Ron Citron
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No worries: Lymph nodes are a normal part of your body and are usually a half inch or less. Painful and/or enlarged nodes should be examined by a physician or experienced health care professional.

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