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swollen lymph nodes in groin

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  • Posted By: waynebiz
  • November 11, 2006
  • 01:23 AM

During my husband's recent physical, the physician noticed his groin lymph nodes were swollen. He is in general good health and feels fine. He had blood work done and everything came out normal. He was sent to an infectious disease doctor who told him that he definitely had lymphoma or leukemia and told him to get a bioposy, CT scan and specialized blood work. When we tried making appointments, the infectious disease doctor refused to do a precertification for the CT scan. When he went to the surgeon for the bioposy, the surgeon told him he would probably just watch the glands for a few months, but sent him for the CT scan since the other doctor recommended it. He had the CT scan done, and although we don't have the final report yet, a doctor looked at it and said it seems fine. We are concerned because the infectious disease doctor was so definite that it was lymphoma or leukemia. We would like to know what other reasons there are for swollen lymph nodes. My husband had a ultra sound and it ruled out a hernia. He does use pesticides a few times a year (we have a Christmas Tree farm) but he puts on special clothing and wears a mask. He is a contractor and is around chemicals and sawdust. We are afraid there may be something causing the swollen glands that the tests haven't picked up on and do not want to ignore the problem. Can you help? Thank you
Jean Bizup

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