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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have feelable pea sized lyph nodes in my neck, groin and jaw. i've had these for 3 years and i'm very very slim. they haven't changed over the 3 years too and i haven't got any symtoms of lyphoma. they all are movable too. could this be lyphoma?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Lymph nodes are scattered throughout the body where they do their work sifting/cleaning the lymph fluid. A thin person with movable pea sized nodes in the places cited is normal. You can't fix normal, nor do you obsess about serious disease at their presence. See your doc yearly for a regular health exam and enjoy life.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph glands 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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