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A 37-year-old male asked:

Dental and ent exams,chest x-ray, cbc,ldh,esr,fibrinogen,beta2microglobulin-all perfect.doc won't biopsy; says a 0.51cm (short ax.) lymph node is too small!u.s. says reactive. i suspect lymphoma!in my neck for 7 months now!painless and movable. why?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Difficult situation as your anxiety appears to have escalated significantly understandably. By size, the lymph node appears in normal limits and so far, there is nothing else to suggest a malignancy, such as lymphoma, nothing in tests nor any typical symptoms of lymphoma. Best approach remains close surveillance under the care of a Hem-onc specialist.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health!
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Last updated May 1, 2021


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