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Reactive lymphocytes ?

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I'm a healthy 25 yer old male. I've had a swollen lymph node in my neck for 5 years. When I mentioned it to my doctor recently, she sent me for an ultrasound and a blood test. The ultrasound showed a normal node (that is slightly prominent) and reactive lymphocytes. I since had a second blood test 2 months later, which also showed reactive lymphocytes. Additionally, I remember getting a blood test years ago, and the Dr said it appeared that I had a viral infection (So I'm guessing there were reactive lymphocytes then too.

Could this suggest some kind of chronic infection?
My main concern that I'm very stressed about is the possibility of leukaemia or lymphoma.

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replied April 3rd, 2018
Lymphoma Answer A63567
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It could be chronic infection if there are alarming signs and symptoms like unexplained fever,weigh loss,
anemia,night sweats or chronic productive cough.
If you are worried then go for excisional biopsy,however it looks benign and reassurance is all that you needed.
I hope it helps.
Take care

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