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Swollen Lymph nodes in neck and groin (Page 1)

It's been one year since my lymph nodes started "acting up". I have several painless lumps in my neck and groin that seem to fluctuate in size but are always there. I've had many blood tests, chest X-rays and CT scans but nothing shows up, my doctor now has me doing 3 urine tests but I don't see what that'll do. They don't hurt and they are of a very rubbery consistency. I'm experiencing no other symptoms of Lymphoma or any other type of cancer but I'm confused of what this could be. I'm only 19 and it's becoming an utter pain to run back and forth to the doctor for no result what so ever.

My parents keep saying it has something to do with my allergies but I don't see why it would...
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replied January 22nd, 2008
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What's the size of your "swollen" neck and groin lymph nodes?
Do they disappear or go down significantly over time and then act up again?
What kind of allergies you have?
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replied January 22nd, 2008
Hmm...
My doctor hasn't really measured them but from what I can tell they are around 1-2 centimeters. They do go down over time, and tend to harden and soften every other day. I have pretty severe dust allergies and I'm lactose intolerant, there may be some other things I'm allergic to but we haven't done testing in awhile.

I've also noticed some sensitivity to low frequency sounds, not sure if it's correlated but it happens once in awhile.
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replied January 22nd, 2008
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When it comes to lymph nodes and glands, I would say get a 2nd opinion. Not sure of your circumstances, talk to your parents and ask them to find you another Dr. If it were me, or my daughter and we had the same persistant problems you seem to be having yet your physican can not find anything......I would be seeking another Dr opinion in a minute. This is not something that will just go away. If it is allergy related, hten you need ot be seem by an allergy specialist to get tp the root of the problem! Its your life and your body.....take care of yourself Cool
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replied January 22nd, 2008
Thanks.
Thank you for your input Fairy, I'm thinking of going for a second opinion in the coming weeks.
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replied January 22nd, 2008
CT+Chest X-ray?
If it was Lymphoma it would show up in the CT and/or chest x-ray, right?
Blood tests too? ( I've had multiple blood tests, and my doctor says everything is normal, he did however say my blood sugar levels were a tad high)
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replied May 4th, 2012
Not always. In the early stages it may not show up in image tests and blood tests. I recently learned that it is possible for it to only be in the bone marrow during the early stage.
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replied January 22nd, 2008
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Your white blood count would be off I believe thats how it wroks....don't quote me, but if you had lymphoma, you would not be here witing and asking...please please son, go for a second opinion. CT scans and Chest xrays, MRIS, and bloodwork would tell you if something were terribly wrong. What gets me is this doctor you have been going to time and time again yet, he can't seem to pinpoint the problem...time for someone else to look! Keep in touch!
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replied January 24th, 2008
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Allergic reactions can be a cause for swollen lymph nodes same as bacteria and viruses.
Also, children and young adult tend to have a more active lymphatic system, so their glands may feel enlarged.
Abnormal size of lymph nodes are size bigger than 1 cm for neck lymph nodes and size bigger than 1.5 cm for groin lymph nodes, but, still some doctors accept the range 1-2 cm like normal.

Do you suffer from arthritis, thyroid gland disorders or metabolic disease?
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replied January 24th, 2008
Not that I know of.
Do you think it's just an over active lymphatic system?
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replied January 24th, 2008
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What I think?
I think a certified physican who specializes in that field could determine this. Thats another reason for going for a second opinion and to a specailist.
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replied February 13th, 2008
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It could be just an over active lymphatic system, but, to be sure you'll need to be examined by a specialist.
Have you asked for a second opinion already?
What kind of information you got?
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replied January 24th, 2009
rubbery consistency lump
My father in law and brother in law both had the same thing but they had it on their heads underneath the scalp. Their lumps were of rubbery consistency too. All of their blood test were negative. The doctors just simply removed what ended up being fatty substances formed into a lump. It was a simple procedure and now they are both fine.
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replied March 11th, 2009
I am a 23 year old female. I also have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and groin, as well as a low white blood cell count, between 2.7 and 3.6. But my blood cell count is back uo to normal now. The doctors keep telling me the symptoms are due to a viral reaction and my primary doctor checked me for mono 3 times, each time i was negative. I have had the lymph nodes in my neck sonogramed. I have been to 2 doctors and both tell me im fine, but im concerned as to what type of virus it be. I know how nerve racking it can be, its scary to me that i have these symptoms and i feel like doctors are brushing me off, or that im crazy. I was also told they could be caused by certain allergies.
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replied March 14th, 2009
23 with Hodgkins
My daughter was just diganosed with it Stage 4 and in her bones as well. She had no symptoms except for enlarged nodes in her neck, she went to the dr's and hsp and still they couldn't find it till it was in the last stages. She just started chemo this past week. They kept on saying it was a virus of the nodes, they put her on steriods and pain pills. If you think for a second the dr's are always right they aren't! Just demand a pet scan and a biospy.
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replied March 14th, 2009
my sons swollen lymph nodes
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. My prayers will be with both of you. My son also has swollen Lymph Nodes he is 19 we had one removed about three years ago and just a couple of weeks ago he found three more in the same area as the one that was removed which was the groin. We went to the dr that biopsied that first one and he did a ct scan with contrast and found that he also has some swollen lymph nodes in his stomach area. He sent us to a cancer dr who said he did not think that this was serious do to him not having any other symptoms like night sweats weight loss or pain. He did do his own set of blood test and said that when he looked at the ct results it also showed that he was born with an abnormally small spleen but also said that was nothing serious. This week I was notified by the first dr and was told that the two drs have decided that we need to biopsy the nodes in the groin. they told me that whatever they showed would be the same as the ones in the stomach and that they were much easier to get to is why they are going to test the ones in the groin. Now that i have rambled and I am so sorry for that.The blood test for all i have been told do not show anything bad. Can this be cancer? If they remove the ones in the groin and they are not cancer can the ones in the stomach if left alone at a later date become cancer or if they are diagnosed as viral can i relax and expect that the ones in the stomach are nothing to worry about at all? I am going crazy please help and if there are questions i should ask next week when i meet with one of these drs what are they i just can't think straight right now and i am afraid i should ask something that i can't think to ask. thankyou for listening.
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replied March 17th, 2009
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DEAR KBRKMAN,

I am sorry to hear about your son and will have him in my prayers. I have a similar situation but I am on my 8th doctor and it looks like we may be getting closer to finding out what it is. Back on October 2007 I discovered an enlarged lymph node in my submandibular area, my OBGYN reccommended an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that enlarged lymph node with a medium size one and a smaller one nearby but the diagnose by the person who read the test was "multiple enlarged lymph nodes with vascularity appearing to be of malignant source". I am 32 so I had no clue what this meant. The doctor sent me to an ENT who said they were enlarged due to acne. I was sent to a General Family Doctor who sent me to a different OBGYN who said I was suffering from early menopausesince I have not had a period in 4 years. This OB along with the Family doctor sent me to a Cancer Specialist who said it was nothing but would keep seeing me every two to three months. I just saw him a few weeks ago (1 year and a few months after) and he sent me to the ENt I saw in the first place for a full removal of the mass (enlarged lymph node) in the submandibular area. Inow have two more (which I call the twins) in the supraclavicular area and a new one under my ear lobe that I jsut woke up with this morning. This last one hurts but they seem to do that the first few days and they just stay enlarged afterwards. All these have come with acne and cold sores inside the mouth. I also have occasional night sweats,this feeling of throwing up (like reflux type), and my feet and hands swell up and itch. Every once in a while my head gets a little numb on the right side, and my face is a little swelled up from this last enlarged node under the ear lobe. My blood work from the last few times has shown some areas on the low side so not sure what it is. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. I am thinking it is more of an infected lymph node that is trying to get rid of the infection somehow and can only do it by manifesting itself through the mouth (cold sores) and through the skin (acne).

PS - I never had acne before now and it comes and goes but the enlarged lymph nodes stay. They are just stubborn I guess Smile
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replied August 26th, 2013
I have the same symptoms & very worried. did you ever find a resolution?
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replied June 4th, 2009
swollen lymph nodes neck
I'd had swollen lymph nodes that seemed to fill up and have had 2 bxs of my throat,nasal bx,tonsilectomy and for about a yr everything wasn't growing. I watch every month for changes and noticed my r. side a lymph node and the ct scan showed 1.4 cm near the l. corotid sheath, and 1.0 cm near the r. corotid sheath. The parotid glands, submandibular glands, and thyroid appear notmal. Mastoid air cells and visual portions of the paranasal sinuses are clear too. I called my ent twice and never got a call back. Any idea what's wrong w/ me??? I'm very worried should I be???
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replied June 16th, 2009
Lymph Nodes
I'm 27 and for two years now I've had hard swollen lymph nodes in my neck. About every 4 months they swell up and after a treatment of antibiotics the condition goes away, but they keep coming back. My doctor said the antibiotics may not have even helped but that they swelling went down naturally. Bloods test came back ok and now I'm off to get a CT scan but I feel the pain of going to the doctor and not getting a resolution. The ideas of what could be wrong are neverending and sometimes terrifying, but what can I do?
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replied October 9th, 2009
swollen, hard lymph node in groin
Hi I am 31 years old, and a little over a year ago I noticed a swollen lymph node in my groin. It is not painful at all, but it is about the size of a gumball or a marble. It is hard, and I can definitely feel it even with jeans on. I am always tired, but have contributed that to having 3 little ones and husband working nights. Forget, or block it out with a busy schedule and trying to take care of the kids and work but it's always in the back of my mind. Then I always talk myself out of going to the Dr, thinking it's probably nothing. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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replied November 15th, 2009
What can a CT Scan really show you?
I am 38 I have 2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. They started out extremely sore, but now they do not hurt at all. One is the size of a My neck also swelled,but it is okay now. I suffer from fatigue and night sweats and I am sick to my stomach alot. I have had blood work done and it came back okay. I had a CT scan and am supposed to get the results any day now. I just want to know what is wrong with me. Any insight?? What does a CT Scan really show?
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replied January 25th, 2012
Hi There....i was wondering did you ever find out what was wrong? as i have exactly the same problem....were very sore, even reddened skin but now no pain at all.
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