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I have a lymph node in neck n its been swollen for years and now its big and wont go down. No bad side effects. Should I leave it alone and not worry?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Worrisome?
A lymphnode that changes or enlarges is very concerning.
Duration is concerning. My advice is to get it checked out. It most likely should be biopsied. There are some bad reasons that lymph nodes in the neck swell and enlarge. Don't chance it! get chcked. See pcp, ent, surgeion, oncologist.

In brief: Worrisome?
A lymphnode that changes or enlarges is very concerning.
Duration is concerning. My advice is to get it checked out. It most likely should be biopsied. There are some bad reasons that lymph nodes in the neck swell and enlarge. Don't chance it! get chcked. See pcp, ent, surgeion, oncologist.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neck lump
You should have it checked out it could be a lymph node or it could be something else even if it is a lymph node, the fact that it's getting larger is potentially meaningful.

In brief: Neck lump
You should have it checked out it could be a lymph node or it could be something else even if it is a lymph node, the fact that it's getting larger is potentially meaningful.
Dr. Brian Flyer
Dr. Brian Flyer
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Dr. Daniel Konold
Family Medicine
In brief: Get it biopsied
A persitant and enlarging lymph node should be biopsied.
I could possibly be a cancer. Your risk is higher if you are a smoker.

In brief: Get it biopsied
A persitant and enlarging lymph node should be biopsied.
I could possibly be a cancer. Your risk is higher if you are a smoker.
Dr. Daniel Konold
Dr. Daniel Konold
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