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Hello everyone,

recently [3-4 months ago] I noticed I had a small, semi-hard bump near the very back of my jawbone on my neck. I did my research and read quite a bit about swollen lymph nodes.



So far, i've found it could be the following things:

- cancer [lymphoma]
- an infection
- possibly calcified lymph node?



I do not have any of the other symptomsrelated to cancer. No night sweats, itching, lack of apetite, etc. No other lymph nodes are swollen as far as the doctor or I could tell.



After an examination, I was put on heavy antibiotics to fight the assumed infection...The lymph legitimately seemed to go down in size...But not disappear.



It's still here after the medication is done...And i'm almost positive that it fluctuates in size slightly...Almost positive.



The only medication i'm on is zomig, which I take semi-frequently, for my migraines. Is it possible somehow the zomig could affect the swelling?

What else could this possibly be?

I'm on my way in a week or so to have a biopsy done on it...But until then, does anyone have any suggestions or answers?



Thanks
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First Helper Tanya
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replied August 22nd, 2003
Experienced User
With this sort of condition, you'd better not predict anything until the biopsy is finished. It could be a number of things.
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replied August 22nd, 2003
What other things could it be?
Anything I didn't mention that you could possibly shed some light on?


Thanks
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replied August 23rd, 2003
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Swollen Lymph Nodes
From experience, the best thing for you to do is go to the doctor and let them test it.

There are lots of things that can cause swollen lymph nodes. Yes, cancer is a possibility. There are also simple things like mononucleosis, etc. That is why it is best to have the doctor take a look and have him/her make a treatment plan.

Just my $.02 worth,
ladybrannon

ps- mine was caused by sle (lupus)!
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replied August 23rd, 2003
Experienced User
I also have a lymphnode exactly where you do. It gets large at times and sometimes a bit uncomfortable of painful but ive been to the doctor many times and its absolutely nothing to worry about. If they are swollen or a bit tender to the touch this only means your body is fighting off some kind of infection. In fact sometimes mine swell for no reason. Go to your doctor but don't worry about it. Some people's are much more prominent than others. I can grab the node under my jaw and pull it up.
Tanya*xo
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replied August 24th, 2003
I have the same problem. A month ago I found 4 enlarged lymph nodes on the right side of my neck, right above the collar-bone.
I went to doctor he did blood test, x-ray and the biopsy. All results came negative. Now he insists on removing one of the lymph node for further tests. I don't want to do it, but my doctor does not want to do anything else. He did not write any prescription.
Did anyone have lymph node removed? How did it help to find the cause of the enlarged nodes? How big is the scar after the surgery?
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replied August 24th, 2003
My son has fought swollen nodes in the same area for years. After all possible tests had been ran, (all negative), the doctor told us that it is just the bodies way of fighting off any infection, regardless of how small. Everytime he gets a sniffle, or even a bug bite, his nodes swell. It can be painful at times, but eventually they do shrink back down to normal. My son is covered head to toe, as I write this, in poison oak, and he looks like he has a case of the "mumps from hell". It is difficult for him to swallow at times, and painful to the touch. You should go and have the biopsy done, if for no other reason than to ease your mind. Swollen nodes are pretty common, we were told, but it always better to be safe, than sorry.
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replied August 24th, 2003
Thanks a lot for all of your replies guys [and girls].
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replied September 4th, 2003
Lymph Node Problem
I had this problem a few years ago and was diagnosed with cat scratch fever. Weird huh? Do you have a cat? It took several months for the lymph nodes to get back to normal and I took no medication for it. Beware the litter box.
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replied September 22nd, 2003
Swollen Lymph Nodes
I've had swollen lymph nodes and went to the Dr. He said don't even worry about it. I still have one about the same place your thyroid is. I went to a surgeon and internal med. Dr, and they both said some people just always have them. Still kinda worries me though...
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replied November 12th, 2003
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Hi... I've had swollen lymph-nodes for about seven years.
Doctors just always told me that it was from my sinusis
and or my wisdomteeth. I've taken care of both problems
and my nodes are larger and as painful as ever!
I'm now thinking of having my thyroids checked.
I suffer each and every day with a painful neck.

Sincere luck to you!
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replied July 19th, 2004
Swollen Glands!
I also have had a problem with a swollen glad on the right side of my neck that is hard and very tender. I was put on keflex (antibiotic) because the md thought it was infected. I only noticed it when I started taking accutane for my face about 2 months ago, and it progressively got bigger and more painful. Haven't gone in for a biopsy yet, but most likely will because after a week on the meds, the node is still large and painful. Has anyone had a biopsy before, what is it like? Painful? Difficult procedure? Etc.? Thanks!
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replied July 1st, 2011
No , even FNAC can be done as a test for the same, Many doctor say its a symptom for TB , but be carefull it an infection take time to go.

But if it is for longer time get operated .

Biopsy is a small operation to take healthy tissued for haystropath ( test for all possibilities like , cance , TB , Thyoride etc..)

But dont ever give it heat.
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replied July 20th, 2004
Swollen Lymp Nodes Can Be Dangerous!!!
Last year on may 30 I woke up and my 18 month old son (at time) was not breathing right he was wheezing so I went to my mother in laws and told her and she said she was gonna wipe him down in the bath while I called and got a appointment for the Dr. Well she came up front screamin that the baby stopped breathing and turned blue well he came back too but we immediatly took him to the hospital and he stopped breathing twice on the way up there (10 miles) the nurses called respitory stat and drs all came running to my son then they brought cardiac arrest machines and everything. Well they done every test they could do and everything came back negative so they gave my boy medicine to paralize his body and put him on life support to keep him breathing. My child was in the icu for five days and they had ventilaters down his throat, feeding tube in one nostril, stomach empting tube in other nostril, ivs in leg and arm, and had to keep giving blood pressure shots to get b.P normal.They said all this was caused from swollen lymp nodes closing his wind pipe off and that if I wouldnt have brought him in when did he would have died!! They woke him and he stayedin the hospital for three days afterwards and his stomach took some time before it starting working normal again!!! They called this sudden respitory failure due to (guessing) a viral infection!! My child developed asthma due to this and now everytime he gets a runny nose he starts wheezing it is very scary!!!! My advice is if you have swollen lymp nodes go to dr asap!!!!! Before something like this happens because the docs said this was unusal and the specialist had never seen this before but it goes to show how out the blue things can kill you!!!
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replied July 20th, 2004
Sorry I wrote so much!!!!!! Oh and by the way my son had never been seek before no breathing problems or nothing just woke up one morning out the blue!!!
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replied July 20th, 2004
Oh and one more thing the bills for this altogether was $33,000 Sad
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replied January 1st, 2005
Swollen Glad
Im 16 years old and for the past 2 years ive been getting a swollen glad in my armpit...The first year I never got treatment for it but this year I went and they put me on meds and it went away..Then came back about 2 weeks later..I went bck again and the doctor said its small and I should worry about it and he put me on another one..And it went away and now its back again a week later...What could this be..Im scared that its cancer or something ...Please help
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replied December 28th, 2011
Swollen lymph nodes in armpits
My lymph nodes swelled in my armpits and were very painful several years ago. One doctor told me it was caused by the aluminum in antipersperants. I switched to a natural deoderant (Crystal body deoderant spray - I buy it at RiteAid Drugstores or online) and I have never had the problem since. Good luck!
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replied June 9th, 2005
Swollen In Necktoo
I read your post, have you had blood work? I am about to because iv already had mono years ago, need to know if its something else they say you only get mono once who knows tese days? Thanks for listening to me
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replied June 16th, 2005
Experienced User
Hey

for the past year and a half i've had 1 hard enlarged lymph node that moves if I touch it and becomes sore when being touched a lot, recently i've found another eblarged lymph node and it really worries me.
I had a biopsy but the doctor only confirmed it wasn't cancer and thats all.
I dont really have any symptoms except fatigue and weakness and the nodes are on the left side just below right of my ear. Please tell me what you think
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replied September 2nd, 2005
One Swollen Lymph Node
Hi, I have had a lymph node under my left ear swollen up for almost a week. I am on the drug accutane and am wondering if that could be a possible cause, or if it is totally unrelated. I feel fine, and I haven't been to my doctor's yet just in case the swelling goes down. Could it be due to allergies or any small infection? I'd value your feedback, thanks.
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replied September 11th, 2005
Hi, around last november, a node on my neck got really big, then went down, after a month it got big again, and one in my arm pit swelled , both on the right side, I dont feel any diferent , not tired or itchy, as for night sweats, ive had that all my life, the skin around the nodes is not red, the only bother is the one in my arm pit, its gotten big enought to interfere with arm movement, ive been trying to reseach on the web, cept most sites dont say much, any one know any good sites for real information, thanks
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