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A 33-year-old female asked:

Usound of neck. show enlarged bilateral cervical lymph nodes w/no fatty hilum. had cold & ear infecx at that time. head and neck ct and mri in sept with no report of issue with lym nds. lymphoma? biopsy on these lym nds 3yrs ago & were okay.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Cervical LN: You can get cervical LN enlargement from upper respiratory illness. Would follow up 1 month after you are better and see if they resolved/are resolving. . if not consider thyroid ultrasound and possible LN biopsy. Note individuals with chronic allergies /colds may have chronically enlarged cervical LN
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Reassurance : Bilateral enlargement cervical lymph nodes with cold and ear infection are regular findings. This is confirmed by your CT and MRI and even biopsy 3 years ago. Just watchful observation with your primary doctor. Not lymphoma.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2020

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