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Last january, I noticed a tender spot on the right side of my neck. Went to doctor and was told neck was okay. Had annual checkup in july by my regular pcp. He checked the neck; said it was okay. Towards november I noticed the tender spot more and I thought I felt a thickening or a lump. Went to another doctor, was again told the neck was okay. Went back to my pcp in december and pointed out the spot in which I thought I felt a lump. He examined my entire neck, said it felt okay. Went to a chiropractor who said the right side definitely looked different and she thought she could feel fluid or swollen lymph nodes. Went back to my pcp to tell him this; he felt my neck; said he could not feel any swollen nodes but ordered an ultrasound to check my thyroid. Ultrasound came back with multiple swollen nodes on the right side, the largest measuring 2.3 cm. My pcp then examined the nodes over the rest of my body for swelling; could not feel anything. Blood counts were normal. Chest xray was normal. I am scheduled for a biopsy on tuesday. I am petrified that I have some sort of cancer, even though I am symptomless except for the swollen nodes. I also don't understand how 3 different doctors missed this despite 4 neck checkups this year. Please shed some light on what this could be; I am absolutely petrified I have terminal cancer that has been overlooked.
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replied January 8th, 2007
Don't get too scared. It may not be anything to worry about. If you are touching the node you are irritating it and therefore keeping it enlarged. The fact that you do not have any other symptoms; night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, fever, are a good thing. Are you having the node removed for biopsy or a fna?

Deb
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replied January 9th, 2007
Swollen Cervical Lymph Nodes
Deb,

i am having a fine needle aspiration today. What scares me is that there is more than one enlarged node on the right side of my neck. I just can't imagine what else it could be other than cancer. What also scares me is that the doctors have missed this all along. Even after the ultrasound report indicated I had multiple enlarged nodes, my pcp felt my neck and said he still did not think they felt like lymph nodes, it felt like tissue to him. I just don't know how this could be overlooked so easily.

Well, please keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm in total panic mode.

Mary ann
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replied January 9th, 2007
I will keep my fingers crossed and be thinking of you today. Please post and let me know how it went and what they found. I know you will have to wait for the results-this is the worse part.

Please take care!

Deb
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replied January 17th, 2007
Any Word?
Just checking in to see how the fna went and if you have any news?

Deb Confused
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replied January 31st, 2007
Swollen Cervical Lymph Nodes
Thank you deb for your concern.

The fna biopsy was negative. My chest xray was negative and so were the blood tests. I've been to see an ent specialist. His exam was negative but he put me on antibiotics for 1 month. I've been on them for 2 weeks so far and nothing has changed. My neck is more sore since i've had the biopsy which was 3 weeks ago. I also feel that the lymph nodes are even more swollen and tender. I am convinced I have lymphoma and they are missing it. I'm even noticing now that when I drink the lymph nodes hurt more and I know that is a sign of lymphoma. I'm on the internet constantly checking all the symptoms. I don't know if it is a coincidence that all of a sudden alcohol makes them hurt or if it is really happening. I drank on sunday and it did not affect them; however, when I had a few drinks with dinner last night they started to hurt and then the pain went away. Can the biopsy be wrong? I have severe hypochondriasis which does not make this any easier to deal with. All I can think about all day is that I have lymphoma and I am scared to death. The statistics don't look too good with this disease. I have 2 teenagers, a great job and basically a great life. I don't think I have more than 5 years to live if I am lucky.

Mary ann
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replied February 1st, 2007
Hi,

an actual biopsy of the node is the only real way to determine if the node is enlarged due to lymphoma. They would have to surgically remove the node. Some doctors really have to be pushed to do this.
So, you have pain when drinking. What other symptoms? Night sweats, weight loss, low grade fever?

Deb
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replied February 14th, 2007
Swollen Cervical Lymph Nodes On Right Side of Neck
Deb,

no other symptoms.

I've been on antibiotics for almost a month and the nodes are still swollen and painful to the touch. I've been trying not to touch them but last night I decided to check to see if they had gone down and I think my prodding irritated them more.

Since I have suffered from hypochondriasis almost all my life, I know what it is like to be convinced you have a disease and then to experience pain from that disease. For example, I was convinced I had breast cancer this past summer and believed the cancer spread to my bones. Ironically, I developed bone pain in all my bones that did not go away until I was convinced that my mammogram was normal and I did not have cancer. I don't know if the pain I am experiencing after I drink is the same type of thing because I am convinced I have lymphoma or if it is the real thing this time. I am so worn out and feel like i'm falling apart. I am in therapy but my worry pattern is so intense, I don't expect results from therapy anytime soon.

Mary ann
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replied February 15th, 2007
I am the same. I searched for a lymph node in march 2006, found one, found another. Then convinced myself I have lymphoma (this is after being on the internet day and night). I still am terrified! I also think that I make myself have symptoms. How does one ever get out of this hell they live in. I am making myself crazy......

Deb
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replied May 4th, 2011
as a christian i think what you just did was atrocious people like you who have no concern for peoples feelings should not "speak on behalf of God" people like you are the reason why christian get a bad rap as a whole may God have mercy on you and be thankful hes more forgiving than me.
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replied May 6th, 2011
I didn't take any offense to what andyyman said; he's absolutely right and when we start livin our lives more focused on Jesus and what He did for us, things begin to change. I believe being an example of His love is all of our responsibility. It's harder to dwell on our own problems and concerns when we are loving on and focusing on helping and serving others needs. I just think too many people get wrapped up in the religion aspect of things instead of relying on their faith and Gods promise. As people of God we should be more focused on why we are here to serve a greater purpose for him. Some of us may live to be 100 while others will be called home sooner but I do know that God works for the greater good and everything will be alright in all the chaos when we seek out and engage in a relationship with Christ our Savior.
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replied August 7th, 2011
dissapointed
for you to speak for god is absolute wrongness. Your a rude human being:[ very sad . people like you disappoint others and demean god, why not spread joy and happiness and care rather than lecturing. i made an account just for you=]
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replied September 24th, 2013
Why do you guys need pretend friends? There is no god, that was made up by arabs and africans who knew nothing about the world or death. Give it up before you lose the plot altogether!
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replied February 27th, 2007
Swollen Lymph Node On Right Side of Neck
I have the same symptons as you. Two swollen nodes on right side of neck. They are both about 3 cm in size. No pain, I feel fantastic no night sweats, etc. My dr. suggested a biopsy but the earliest I can have one done is three weeks away. I'm so scared. What was the final result of your tests? Are your nodes still swollen?
Thanks,
J.Blue
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replied March 5th, 2007
Swollen Lymph Nodes
JBlue

My fine needle aspiration biopsy was negative. I was put on an antibiotics for 1 month but the nodes have not subsided. The only other symptom I now have is pain in the lymph nodes after consuming alcohol. I have read this is a symptom of Hodgkins disease which I am convinced I have. The ENT doctor said to wait another 2 months to see if the nodes subside. However, I am going to seek another opinion. He did say even though the biopsy was negative, I could still have lymphoma because the only definite way to tell is to take the lymph nodes out. I thought this could be done with a local since they are close to the skin but he said I would have to be put under and it is major surgery. Again, I am not comfortable with this doctor so I am going to seek a second opinion. I suffer greatly with hypochondriasis and my anxiety level is through the roof. I don't know if I anticipate pain when drinking because I have read it is a symptom or if it really is occuring due to lymphoma. I wish you the best. I really think I do have this disease. I hope your outcome turns out a lot better than I think mine will.
Mary Ann
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replied April 15th, 2011
How are you now?
Hi, i was just reading these and wondering what happened with your swollen lymph nodes? Are you okay now/?
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replied February 13th, 2009
lymphoma
Hello, Here is a link to a great place to ask questions and ask for help if you need it my sister started this site when she got diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma many years ago she has since beat it and is living in Oregon. Here is the link
http://www.oncochat.org/ Take good care and have faith!!! It will be ok! my sisters name Barbara Klabunde she started this site after she was told she would die but she didn't die she beat it and is still going strong!!! Lymphoma is highly treatable!!! Believe!!!
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replied March 2nd, 2009
Lymphoma
I was just studying pathophysiology this semester. One of the symptoms of Hodgkin's and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma is PAINLESS swollen lymph nodes. That is what differentiates them from a simple infection.
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replied March 3rd, 2009
v.scared
so basically if they are painless to touch the are proabably cancer?
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replied April 2nd, 2009
right cervical node- after having mumps and tonsilitis
Hi, I was wondering if you could shed light on my current state of health.

I had an onset of mumps or glandular fever 2 weeks ago (doctors couldn't do test because near onset and there has been epidemic in my area for mumps). then i got tonsilitis during it, with a very swollen left lymph node. past few days everything got better, swelling all went down even left lymph node, then all of a sudden my right lymh node which was always fine has swelled up alot and tenderness has spread to my jugular notch.
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replied May 25th, 2009
santhosh,
you are a bell end. well done.

Praying's abit late, he's dead
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replied June 30th, 2009
Terrified Too!
I know how you feel! I had a painless swollen lymph node for maybe over three years now- Just noticed it three years ago. I have no other symptoms except itching around my jaw line, which I always thought was a nervous tic. I'm a big hypocondriact. I have an appointment to see my doctor in a week, but I'm too nervous. I tried begging for an earlier appointment but their booked.

I actually went to 3 different doctors about this in the past, and they all said it was either allergies, or perfectly normal. I'm great at talI actually went to 3 different doctors about this in the past, and they all said it was either allergies, or perfectly normal. I'm great at talking myself into things I don't have, but the last two times I was correct. I diagnosed myself with endometriosis and psoriasis- and my doctor confirmed I am correct.

Also, I'm very young. Only 21 years old.
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replied October 29th, 2009
Cervical lymphnode swellings
Hi,
I am 31 and have cervical lymphnode swellings. I first thought it may be due to an open cavity I have in my right jaw. But then I had a biopsy yesterday and the doctor pulled out 3 of the swellings, ie It was removed surgically one was as big as a bean and the others were stringed and were small, the doctor feared it to be TB of lymphnodes when he saw the swellings( eventhough the report is due in 5 days). My general physician was like the others and said there was no problem with it. But generally if u have the swellings more than 6 months, you should show concern over it and meet a pathologist, only he can recognize it with biopsy. All the other reports will be normal.
If it is TB you need not worry you can take treatment for 6 months and it is all gone. They give you a set of tabs for 6 months (my pathologist explained this to me).
Cervical lymphnode swellings are generally TB of lymphnodes and must be treated.
All the best guys and wish me speedy recovery, and waiting for my report, just in case its negative, but if it is positive I am not worried and will take my pills regularly and get rid of it. After all God helps those who help themselves.
For more knowledge click here http://lymphoma.about.com/od/symptoms/f/la rgenodes.htm
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replied March 31st, 2010
swollen lymph node
my daugher is almost two in may and she has had swollen lymph nodes for about five months. the doc said they were ok i really dont know what to do. is scarey cause they still are not gone. what to do?
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replied April 22nd, 2010
you ladies might be experiencing kikuchi''s disease. search it up. my sister had it and it''s a very strange disease...
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