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Many swollen lynph nodes for many months

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  • Posted By: neverdiagnosed
  • September 21, 2007
  • 05:06 AM

Hi, I'm a male person, 30 years old. I've been going to a doctor for about 5 months because I have many swollen nodes, specially in my neck area (under my chin, on the side of my neck, and one or two behind my left ear). I got several blood tests and all of them came normal. Also tested for mono, TB, HIV and all negative. Something that I didn't found anywhere and I have is that I feels disconfort in these areas. Sometimes it stays a few days and disapears for a cupple of days, but nevertheless the nodes are always there. I often feel some small pain under my left arm and often in the groin areas. One of the doctors who I was refered to told me that I should call them 'shotty lynph nodes'. I don't really have any other symptom except some pain in my neck, in the right side on the outside. Sometimes I fill it more when I talk loud and I'm not sure if this is related or not but it is in the area where I have more of these 'shotty' nodes. I got a CT scan of the neck, chest and abdomen and nothing was found. My level of anxiety decreased slightly after this test but the fact that the symtoms are still there seems abnormal. If peopple has any experience with similar symptoms or have any guideance would really be appreciated!

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  • Did anyone biopsy one?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 08:10 AM
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  • yea I've had some swelling in my lymphatic system, I got all the tests and I'm fine. I also have this pain in my chest, every thing came back normal. there is some new research on the thalimus (located in the chest above the trachia and part of the lyphatic system) and its function. Apparently is the first this that starts to shut down like when your 25. it was once thought to be a left over of evolution but has now been link to immune function. It is much more active in youth than in adult hood. I suggest you read about it and that if your lymphs are larger than 1.5 or 2 cm than you get em bioed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 09:45 AM
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  • Did anyone biopsy one?The surgeon told me they don't have an identified candidate. No one is like outstanding of the others for her since all are swollen but none is huge.
    neverdiagnosed 3 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 05:57 PM
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  • ...there is some new research on the thalimus... I suggest you read about it ...I just googled this and tried other searchs but no luck. Is there any web site you can refere me to? Thanks
    neverdiagnosed 3 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 05:39 AM
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  • It's spelled thalamus.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 09:36 AM
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  • Thanks a lot. I really don't understand yet what the thalamus should have to do with this. I guess I'll have to wait to see what is the next step for the doctor now.
    neverdiagnosed 3 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 11:56 PM
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