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Doctor insights on: Normal 09 Mo Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but i keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They all come and then go away but i keep getting them. Is this normal as long as they go away?

Concerned.: You need to see your gyn to check out for possible infection which may wax and wane. This is certainly abnormal. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, always sick (sick more often than healthy) i can't remember what it's like to feel normal, constant migraines. What could cause?

Swollen lymph nodes, always sick (sick more often than healthy) i can't remember what it's like to feel normal, constant migraines. What could cause?

Several things: Infection and lymphoma are two possibilities. If you are sexually active, you should see your doctor for an std test that should include hiv, among others. This may also be lymphoma (hodkin's lymphoma has a peak of incidence in your age group). Other causes include sarcoidosis or other form of autoimmunigy. Go see your doctor! ...Read more

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If I have a normal WBC, could I also have swollen lymph nodes?

Yes: The swollen lymph nodes may be from a localized response to an immune challenge and thus the WBC may well be normal. ...Read more

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I was sick this past week and now i still have swollen lymph nodes under the jaw is this normal?

Not unusual: People that are ill can have enlarged lymph nodes. This is usually related to a sore throat or some type of nasal , or throat or systemic infection. You could have mono. If the nodes do not go down see your doc. Give it a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my little boy (3) has had a swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck for months but bloods all normal?

What do you suggest if my little boy (3) has had a swollen lymph nodes in groin and neck for months but bloods all normal?

2 options: If he is seemingly healthy, active, appetite good and no other symptoms, I would recommend watchful waiting. If any concurrent symptoms, he just isn't himself, poor growth or weight loss, fevers, then I would suggest a biopsy of one of the nodes. Make sure he has also had a TB test done as well. Also, if you have a cat, have him checked for cat-scratch disease (blood test). ...Read more

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2% of reactive lymphocytes in test. Lymphocytes 28 (normal 16-45) Swollen lymph nodes on neck since 5 weeks ago. No other symptoms. Is it bad? WORRIED

2% of reactive lymphocytes in test. Lymphocytes 28 (normal 16-45) Swollen lymph nodes on neck since 5 weeks ago. No other symptoms. Is it bad? WORRIED

Relax: You're a grown man so presumably you get checked for HIV maybe once a year. Everybody has a few palpable nodes in their neck; they're your friends. You may have met a minor virus of some sort and fought it off. You're entitled to have a few percent ayptical / reactive lymphs and be healthy. Relax and be thankful. ...Read more