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Lymph nodes still swollen after node biopsy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 23, 2007
  • 01:40 PM

I have had swollen lymph nodes behind my ears since Christmas. After having blood work, (which all came back normal) I had one node behind each ear biopsied on Feb 6th. The results came back normal. Diagnosis....reactive node, I guess. However, what are they reacting to?? There was no cancer, no infection, no illness..so why are they swollen in the first place? I still have one node that is swollen (pea size) behind one ear. My incisions had been infected after surgury, but that particular node was swollen before surgury. I am still wondering if the other one could be caused by cancer even though the ones 1 cm away were biopsied to be fine? I am driving my husband crazy with all of the worrying, but I can't get over the fact that even the Dr has yet to answer my question as to why they are swollen? Sorry to ramble. Thanks for any info.

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