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Swollen bumps, (Lymph nodes ?)

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I have had what i believe to be swollen lymph nodes on the front of my neck, the back of my head, behind my left ear, and in my groin area for about 2 or 3 years now. I have gone to doctors and they all tell me that these bumps are just part of me and I should not worry about them because they aren't too big, (Reaching maybe 1.2 centimeters) and they have been on me for so long. I guess I'm just reluctant to take my doctor's suggestion on my bump issue because I have never heard of anyone else having bumps on them for as long as me... If anyone has ever heard of anyone in this situation please reassure me.
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replied May 10th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. If your doctor has examined you for the swollen lymph nodes and sorted out possibilities, then there is nothing to worry about.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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