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A 20-year-old male asked:

I've had feelable pea sized lymph nodes in my groin, neck, jaw and under my chin for 3 years now. they have never changed and i have no symtoms of lyphoma. would this be something to worry about or is it just due to me being very slim? i'm 17 also?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Almost everybody has some pea-sized lumps under the skin. It's nothing to worry about. Stop looking for them! (If someday you develop important lymph node enlargements, they will be far larger than pea-sized.)
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
If they are symmetric it is likely that they are normal. Best to confirm and for peace of mind would be during your annual exam with your pediatrician.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2022
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