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A 28-year-old female asked:

A swollen lymph node behind my left clavical has grown slowly to over 6 mm. there are also two more small ones. blood work came back anemic 9.4 hg but there are no infections and no other symptoms. what could be the causes?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Go see a blood speci: A blood specialist(hematologist) or oncologist can guide you best. You have anemia(hb of 9.4gm) which along with enlarged lymph nodes raises possibility of some serious problem in your system which will require further testing to find the caus eof your illness. I would not delay seeing a good doctor right away.
Dr. Sean Fennessy
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
You need to r/o : You need to r/o leukemia and lymphoma which may be treatable. Other possibility is that you have ln's plump ause of a sore (trauma or infectionn( or othr caomin casuses of anemia (blood loss or GI bleed or problen absorbing iron, or hyothroisism, addrres both complaints with your pcp.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Follow up with your: Dr and ask the cause of your lymph node enlargement and anemia. Hopefully, it's not serious. Take care!

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