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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 5, 2008
  • 08:05 PM

Can lymph nodes swell for no reason? I am 18 and a female.


-Glands in groin swollen for 5 or 6 months. Started with 1 now a couple more have come up.
-Extremly tired. For example I had people over for the super bowl and feel asleep on the couch during the game
-Have hot flashes and get cold out of no where. Some times have to sleep with a wet rag.
-mood swings

I have PCOS and have not had a period in 6 months.. I am curently taking provera to force a period. My gyno checked me for any std's or infections all came up negative and she did a trans vaginal ultrasound and that was fine.

I was also born 3 months early and there is always a problem.

My doctor is running a ton of blood tests and I should have them back hopefully by the end of the week.

I also had mono about a year ago and a month ago was rechecked for it but did not have it ...

my doctor said he is not worried about my lymph nodes. He said if he checked every kid in my class there would be a handful of kids with swollen lymph nodes.
..can lymph nodes swell for no reason?:confused:

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  • allergies may be the problem. food, animal, or even environment. i had the same problem. i went to a nose and throat doctor and he checked the color of my nostals, throat and inside of the lower eye lid (eye doctor did the last one.) try allergy meds, your body changes every 5 years and then you become allergic to things that you havnt been before. allergy meds and eye drops have helpped me out alot. but do go to a doctor that spiecalizes in the throat, a little more money. but it is better in the end making one stop and paying more. then the adding up no answer ones. hope i helpped, give me an up date.
    justwant2getbetter 5 Replies
    • February 5, 2008
    • 10:57 PM
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  • I don't think that lymph nodes just swell up for no reason. There is a reason your groin lymph nodes are swollen. Hopefully it will be identified by your doctor, but don't be surprised if they can't find anything. Just don't let them tell you nothing's wrong. Instead they should say "I don't know"...I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck for a long time. Eight years later it was determined that I have autoimmune thyroid disease. When I was diagnosed last April, I shared my story with a friend who's a veterinarian. He said: "you mean they didn't chase your lymph nodes- if you were a cat we'd try to figure out what was wrong- we'd figure out which organ in your head or neck was infected or inflamed".So maybe I would have gotten diagnosed faster by a veterinarian. Human doctors should have an advantage because their patients can tell them their symptoms and complaints. But if you go to someone who is arrogant and tells you your symptoms are not real, then you are worse off than seeing a vet because a vet has to rely more on physical findings and won't deny them.It sounds like your doctors are taking you seriously though. I hope they figure out the swollen lymph nodes for you. I imagine it is related to why you are fatigued.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 6, 2008
    • 01:58 AM
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  • The answer to your question is "no"; lymph nodes want a reason to swell.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • February 6, 2008
    • 04:40 AM
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