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

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

Hello.

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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