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Is it possible to have Lymphoma without many if not any symptoms?

Posted In: Lymphoma 3 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 3, 2010
  • 04:20 PM


I just thought i'd post on here to see if anyone could help me with some questions I have.
I'll give you a quick overview, promise i'll keep it short...

I am a 21 year old female, generally good health, weight, non-smoker etc. About 3 months ago I noticed a swollen lymph node under my left ear, near the end of my jaw. It is about an inch across and 1cm in length. It does not hurt at all, unable to move it, and can see it under my skin. I think it is a bit bigger than when i first noticed it.

For months I have had extreme tiredness, no amount of sleep seems to cure it. Also, I have a low body temperature of on average 35.6 celsius. (This may be unrelated). No other symptoms, no sign of an infection etc.

I have had blood work done, general CBC and HIV tests, all negative. Also, a chest x-ray was performed, which was clear. My doctor has referred me to have a biopsy.

My questions are, is it possible to have lymphoma without feeling like anything is wrong with you? Also, surely my doctor would have tested me for other infections such as mono etc, if he thought it was an infection? Does the fact that he has sent me for a biopsy rather than more tests for infections something to be concerned about?

I don't want to sound like a hypochondriac, but i'm curious more than anything...

If anyone could help me, that's be great. Thank you :)

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  • Hey buddy.I am also wondering about lymphoma. I have one swollen right tonsil as well as a slightly enlarged painless spleen. I am very scared. I have been down and homebound for two months with no idea what is wrong with me.Anybody else have any ideas?
    tmmontgomery 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • No, I don't think its possible. Because there are some common symptoms which will occur in early stage like pain & swelling in lymph nodes, frequent fevers, Gastrointestinal dysfunction, trouble in normal breathing, Swelling in face & neck etc.
    carenlee 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • My dad died from lymphoma. It is a rare form of cancer. He also took Plaquenil for RA. Plaquenil sometimes can cause lymphoma. My dads started out in his groin then went to his back and practically ate his spine in half. I doubt that you have lymphoma. My grandson is 10 and has had many lymphnode infections in his neck since he was quite young that he took antibiotics for. They would always go away. I also knew someone whose husband got lymphoma underneath and around his armpits. It looked like grape clusters under the skin. Go to www.selfhealthsystems.com and look real good. Take control of your own health if your doc is unable to help you. Also, there is a new drug that was FDA approved in Jan. 2012 that is something you might want to read about. www.lowdosenaltrexone.org. Best Wishes, Barbw1re
    Barbw1re 16 Replies Flag this Response
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