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Doctor insights on: Lymph Nodes Months

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I have lymph nodes for months, one lymph node going on a year, should I be worried?

I have lymph nodes for months, one lymph node going on a year, should I be worried?

It depends: Swollen lymph nodes occur commonly due to infections. If this is the reason they will not grow anymore after infection has resolved. So you do not need to worry about them as long as the node size is not increasing. If they show further enlargement and get
to > 1-1.5cm in size then you need a physician to check them out, just to be sure they are not due to cancer. Caner related nodes will grow in. ...Read more

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I run 30-50 miles per wk and have had enlarged groin lymph nodes for months. Recently turned painful (rt & left) is this associated with my running?

I run 30-50 miles per wk and have had enlarged groin lymph nodes for months. Recently turned painful (rt & left) is this associated with my running?

Unlikely, unless. ..: Unless running shorts' lining rubbing in groin area leading to ingrown hairs which may be mistaken for swollen glands. Consider changing shorts. If no better or actually getting worse, go see your Family Doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Confused - in a healthy young adult, are pea-sized neck and supraclavicular lymph nodes for months normal or should they not be palable?

Should be ok: Especially if you are thin, nodes less than 1 cm are usually nothing to worry about. If they persist or grow, would recommend an evaluation. This could involve imaging. Some people get biopsies. ...Read more

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1 swollen lymph node 5 months in neck, movable, unattached, no other symptoms. Is this lymphoma?

1 swollen lymph node 5 months in neck, movable, unattached, no other symptoms. Is this lymphoma?

Can't be sure: A single enlarged node in the neck can have multiple causes and certainly needs to be evaluated by an ENT physician or general surgeon. They may recommend biopsy to determine exactly what the node is. Suggest you have your primary care evaluate first and schedule referral.

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Daughter has 1cm lymph node for months. E.N.T wants to wait couple months for biopsy to see if grows. What is likelyhood of lymphoma? I am so stressed

Daughter has 1cm lymph node for months. E.N.T wants to wait couple months for biopsy to see if grows. What is likelyhood of lymphoma? I am so stressed

Very low: Lymph nodes can normally be up to 1cm in size especially in the context of frequent infections (being a child). A doc will also use texture, location and tenderness to consider the likelihood of something worrisome, but in an otherwise healthy patient removing a 1cm lymph node without more alarming characteristics would offer little to no potential benefit to offset the harm done by the biopsy. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node for months with no sign of infection (FBC normal) if it was cancerous would it have grown in size? Biopsy schedueled.

I have had a swollen lymph node for months with no sign of infection (FBC normal) if it was cancerous would it have grown in size? Biopsy schedueled.

Yes it would have: Cancerous nodes rarely sit still and tend to get larger over a period of months. Unless the lymph node is bigger than 2 cm, and or it has grown in size, I do not see a clear reason to do a biopsy of this lymph node. Please give us some more info. ...Read more

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Odds of catching HIV from genital rubbing in a 1 time encounter? Had swollen lymph node 2 months after. I almost entered her but not fully wats r odds

Odds of catching HIV from genital rubbing in a 1 time encounter? Had swollen lymph node 2 months after. I almost entered her but not fully wats r odds

Near zero: This kind of contact is very unlikely to transmit hiv. Husbands of infected wives, during the old days before effective treatment, seldom turned positive even after years of unprotected sex. I am glad you asked. If you care for one another, it would be a good thing to both get tested. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node for months. Tested -ve for mono, EBV and CMV. Biopsy says "Atypical reactive hyperplasia. Case for immunophenotyping." Meaning?

Swollen lymph node for months. Tested -ve for mono, EBV and CMV. Biopsy says "Atypical reactive hyperplasia. Case for immunophenotyping." Meaning?

May help: Atypical reactive hyperplasia suggests that there is some pathologic process in place. Whether a lymphoma is developing remains to be seen. One of the more common viruses seen in the lymphocyte progressing to lymphoma is the MMTV virus. By employing IMMUNOPHENOTYPING one utilizes the technique of identifying molecules that are associated with lymphoma cells and that help to characterize them. The molecules are identified by using special antibodies that bind to them specifically. One is capable of discerning whether the process of lymphoma is in play. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes for months and more keep popping up. I've been extremely tired. I've had a lot of stomach issues, and recently migraines.

I've had swollen lymph nodes for months and more keep popping up. I've been extremely tired. I've had a lot of stomach issues, and recently migraines.

Biopsy: If your blood test is negative for EBV, CMV, and normal CBC you should see doctor for biopsy of lymph node for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause arms and legs worsening pain and stiffness for weeks? Bilateral swollen axillary lymph nodes for months without infection.

What can cause arms and legs worsening pain and stiffness for weeks? Bilateral swollen axillary lymph nodes for months without infection.

Get checked.: Arm & leg pain & stiffness for weeks (you're talking about the joints, & no sports or overuse injuries, right?) suggests arthritis or an autoimmune issue: that needs a checkup to sort out. Persistent nontender axillary nodes are also problematic. We could talk all day about "possibilities"; but you need an in-person evaluation in order to get the help you need. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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28 yr old make Under jaw swollen lymph node 2 months no other symptoms tight throat on left side can this be anything life threatening meds not respo?

28 yr old make Under jaw swollen lymph node 2 months no other symptoms tight throat on left side can this be anything life threatening meds not respo?

Depends: 2 month history of a swollen lymph node with no other symptoms may not be anything to worry about, but it depends on the size of the node too. Very common after an upper respiratory, salivary or dental infection. If still concerned, I recommend you follow up with your primary doctor or even an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Swollen lingual tonsil one side of tounge white coating neck pain tounge pain post nasal drip swollen cervical lymph nodes 5 month no change. Cancer?

See a doctor: Your enlarged lymph nodes could be due to a chronic infection, but 5 months is a long time. You should see a health care provider to figure out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal

Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal

CT can detect: The enlarged lymph nodes associated with lymphoma, but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis. CT can occasionally pickup a breast cancer, but it is generally not utilized for detecting breast cancer or evaluating breast abnormalities. Mammography, ultrasound, and mri are more appropriate. ...Read more

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In general, Does lymph nodes for about month always mean they are cancer?

In general, Does lymph nodes for about month always mean they are cancer?

Definitely Not: There are lots of "reactive" lymph node swellings which can happen in response to anything from a bug bite on the skin to a viral sore throat. Of course this also depends on the location! Definitely have a face to face exam with a local physician such that he can take careful history and figure this out! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could be wrong if I have had swollen lymph nodes for 6 months?

What could be wrong if I have had swollen lymph nodes for 6 months?

Cancer or infection: It could be a sign of cancer or chronic infection. Or it could be you're misinterpreting what you feel. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

What do swollen lymph nodes for 7 months indicate?

No a good sign: If u have swollen gland u need to see an oncologist /hematologist ...Read more

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My back and and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months, what do you recommend?

See doctor ASAP: I assume you mean you have back pain and swollen lymph nodes. You should see a doctor promptly. Chronically swollen lymph nodes may be due to cancer. ...Read more

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What's going on? Back pain and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months?

What's going on? Back pain and swollen lymph nodes for 3 months?

Cannot say.: There is not enough information from what you have described to know what is going on. However, 3 months of back pain certainly justifies seeing a health care provider for help. Good luck. ...Read more