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Lymph nodes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 12, 2006
  • 04:21 PM

Im wondering if I should go back to the doctors as its been about 6 months since Ive had a lump on my neck..

Its firm and doesnt hurt, one of them moves nearest my jaw although the other two below it stuck together dont move.. their not very big only marble sized.

Thanks. Ed

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  • Hi. I'm not really sure what to tell you. 1 of my lymph nodes on my neck (towards the back, left side) has been enlarged for almost a year now. My doctors don't seem concerned since it's only marble size also. The fact that's it's been there so long makes me nervous (along w/ other recent health problems). If it's causing you any anxiety, you should ask them to biopsy it so you can go on and forget about it.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 04:55 PM
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  • Hey, I have a neck lump also. It's been there about 15 months - causes no pain whatsoever - just looks lkike a swelling below my ear lobe.Last week a similar swelling appeared under my other ear lobe on my neck. I had a blood test which came back as "normal". My doctor says it's blocked glands. Something he says can happen for no apparent reason.I must admit though that I'm still a little worrried also as otherwise I lead a healthy lifestyle and it's a omplete mystery as to why this is happening.My doctor has said they'll probably remain and as I suspect also that they'll get bigger, so has now suggested surgery to remove them. Does anybody know anything about such a procedure?I just found this forum and I'm glad I did.Thanks for reading. ts
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 3, 2006
    • 11:14 AM
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  • Please don't take these symptoms lightly. I encourgage you to get these lumps checked out quickly. My mom passed away from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and this is one of the symptoms.Visit www.lls.org for more info on lymphoma.But, don't panic, this could be much less serious, and probably is! But, lymphoma treatments are much more successful if caught early so better to be safe!Feel better!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 04:52 AM
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  • Lymph Nodes can take up to 18 months or more to go down. They swell from common viruses (strep throat) or even allergies. So try to remember when the lymph node appeared, was it around a time that you were sick. Although most commonly lymph nodes swell from common viruses, it would not hurt to ask your dr to look at it at your next visit. Some lymph nodes do go down on their own, others can stay. In that case, they can be removed with surgery. If it is not painful or bother you, it may be an elective surgery.cm
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 01:40 AM
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