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Black Lymph node

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  • Posted By: Enderkahn
  • November 18, 2009
  • 09:54 PM

Has anyone heard of causes for a lymph node being black??? I had one removed earlier in the year and the surgeon said it was solid black when they removed it. They didn't test it because they assumed it was tattoo ink, because I have 6 tattoos. They had to remove it because it swelled up to the size of about 1 inch in diameter and became extremely painful, they were going to biopsy it but decided to just remove it when I also had to have my gallbladder removed at the same time. Anyone ever heard of a black lymph node??:confused:

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  • Has anyone heard of causes for a lymph node being black??? I had one removed earlier in the year and the surgeon said it was solid black when they removed it. They didn't test it because they assumed it was tattoo ink, because I have 6 tattoos. They had to remove it because it swelled up to the size of about 1 inch in diameter and became extremely painful, they were going to biopsy it but decided to just remove it when I also had to have my gallbladder removed at the same time. Anyone ever heard of a black lymph node??:confused:No one ever heard of a black lymph node or know anything about this topic??
    Enderkahn 3 Replies
    • November 19, 2009
    • 07:42 AM
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  • Having a black node can be from tattoo ink. It also can be from lymphoma or cat scratch.I just had a biopsy on my node and they said it was black. They already thought I had lymphoma but at the time of the biopsy they mentioned the tattoo thing to me. Turned out I had lymphoma though
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2011
    • 05:07 AM
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