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A 21-year-old male asked:

Have the following hard, fixed nodes for a few months, low-grade fever, throat irritation & belching: 1) left supraclavicular 2) lower posterior triangle 3) middle posterior triangle (calcified) will see doc soon, but what is it and how worrisome?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Nodes: This definitely requires medical evaluation very soon. Do not put it off.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Do need evaluation.: I'm glad you're going to see a doctor soon, as I believe these nodes, at least some, need to be removed and sent to the lab for definitive diagnosis. They're present in a few areas and are hard and fixed, by your description, which are not necessarily benign findings. Now, these don't mandate that there's something bad going on, but does merit that we take these nodes seriously.

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