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lumps in neck and groin

hey well ive had these swollen lymph nodes in my neck on the side behind my ear and about half way down my neck on both sides. both are soft and moveable no pain and both are in exactly the same place on both sides. ive also noticed that i can feel lymph nodes in my groin, but i am a very skinny guy, 6 foot tall only 60 kilos (recently went to 57 for no reason at all). i went to the doctors he had a tiny feel like basically just touching my neck not actually "feeling" them. i was just wanting to know is it normal to feel a few lymph nodes? oh and btw they are all tiny like 1cm or smaller. also im getting a ct scan on my brain tomorrow because of other complications doctors thinking menieres disease or a mini stroke (only 18 aswell) just wondering would lymphoma/leukemia show up on a brain scan or not?
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replied June 28th, 2010
Lymphoma typically causes painless (and progressive) enlargement of one or more lymph nodes. On the other hand, tender, painful lymph nodes are almost always caused by infection or inflammation.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis over the Internet to patients with concerns regarding enlarged lymph nodes. Therefore, my advice is for you to see your doctor for an examination.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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