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now i havent been to my primary hospital in too years and the last time i went was for my lymph nodes hurting they were so swollen but i had a viral infection. i finally returned for my first checkup in 2 years and my doctor told me that some doctors had contacted him 3months ago reguarding my lymph nodes. he say they were concerned, he asked me if i had night sweats, weight loss while chwecking my glands, i was scared at this point because why would they call him and i havent been there in 2years i dont get it. i always feared catching hiv. nowt instead i gained 22 pounds since the last time i been there. he ordered me some blood work too be done too check my glands which wasnt swollen, in fact they healed 5days later after i seeked treatment in the er 2 years ago. what is this doctor trying too tell me. why are they treating this with so much concern? should i be worried


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replied January 28th, 2011
Cancers Answer A19049
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

From the history provided, It seems that the health authorities at the hospital were just following up on you.

In a patient with multiple lymph nodes, onset of night sweats, weight loss and persistently enlarged nodes are signs of blood related cancer (Lymphoma).

Since you had not returned up for follow up treatment after your treatment for the viral infection, for about 2 years, they must have reviewed your records and just wanted to know your medical status. This must be a routine hospital policy to follow up patients.

Since you are currently healthy and asymptomatic, there is no need to be stressed about this incident. You can be glad that the hospital shows interest in its patients progress and health.

I hope this helps.



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