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How long should it take for a swollen lymph node to go down?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Typically 2-4 wks..
Swollen lymph nodes are reactive to infection of some types and these nodes tend to subside in 2-4wks time.
Some may persist much long if chronic-active infections such as hiv/monos etc. Obviously cancerous node tend to persist and grow as well..So if a node is not subsiding after a few wks, check with your doc...Good luck.

In brief: Typically 2-4 wks..
Swollen lymph nodes are reactive to infection of some types and these nodes tend to subside in 2-4wks time.
Some may persist much long if chronic-active infections such as hiv/monos etc. Obviously cancerous node tend to persist and grow as well..So if a node is not subsiding after a few wks, check with your doc...Good luck.
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