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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have 2 pea sized, rubbery, movable lymph nodes on the left side of my body (armpit and groin). i have no other symptoms. normal cbc. should i worry?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: Almost everybody has a few like this. If they get greatly enlarged or stick to surrounding structures or you get systemically sick, get seen.
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Need an exam: Lymph node enlargement(lymphadenopathy) is often due to a recent infection and sometimes underlying malignancy, or other disorders. If the lymph nodes have been present for a long time without enlarging in size there is less chance of malignancy. It would be best to have your physician examen you. He or she may decide to watch the nodes for a while or possibly order a lymph node biopsy.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2020
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