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Comment from: Suepy, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 15

I recently had the quadrivalent flu shot because I'm over 65 (67). There was normal stiffness in my left arm because of the shot, but nothing I couldn't handle. Two days later I noticed a lymph node just inside my clavicle area was swollen and very sore to the touch. It will be a week tomorrow, though the soreness is gone, the node is still a bit swollen. My doctor said the lymph node is doing its job and to give it a bit more time. Not sure if I should be worried or not.

Comment from: miss_lora, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 07

I noticed a swollen lymph node under my jaw in April 2014. Antibiotics were given. In October 2014 it was the size of a grape and still is today. I feel fine. No fevers, night sweats, weight loss, etc. X-rays show two swollen lymph nodes 1.5 cm and 1 cm, both next to each other. Ultrasound showed them as well. But nothing alarming. Fine needle biopsy showed nothing. CT scan with dye showed the nodes are still enlarged and nothing else suspicious. ENT says watch and wait. I go back on May 29 2015. They do not get smaller or bigger. The doctors don't seem too concerned. But I am.

Comment from: PaulH, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I had shingles on my right side at 23. If I have contact with strong nickel content I will get a shingles reaction on my right outer leg. I cannot have coins, keys, chains, etc., anything metal on my right side, or I will get a breakout. I also had a lymph node under my chin and biopsy, CT, all came out fine but it still grew to the size of a golf ball. Steroids and antibiotics did work some but not enough to be rid of the swollen lymph node. I had it removed due to blocking my airway, eye and ear drain tubes, and it caused the same symptoms as sleep apnea. Once the node was removed all the blockage opened up and I did not snore any longer. However it grew back along another strand 10 years later and I just had it removed.

Comment from: poilini, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I have CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and I had a lot of swollen lymph glands on my neck for the last 9 years. Now they have suddenly disappeared. I wonder if it is because I have stopped dyeing my hair!

Comment from: john, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 29

I have a small lump in my groin, a lymph node. Doctor said I have shingles, and that`s the cause. I run and am very fit. But I'm worried!

Comment from: Helene, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 25

I have had a swollen lymph node for at least 12 years in my upper left breast. It's sometimes very painful and I have seen several doctors about it. Once a biopsy was done but it was benign. I've had ultrasounds of the area. Now I have a rash on the skin above it that has been there for a couple of months. I have only been told I have a swollen lymph node, which I already knew. I don't know the cause.

Comment from: caroline27, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I have had one swollen lymph node in my left groin for about 8 months. It has never hurt before, but it is just now starting to.

Comment from: Ajoy12, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

I've had a swollen lymph node for several years now. About three months ago I started having really bad swelling around my neck and a tremendous amount of pressure around my jaw area. I was told my thyroid was enlarged. Blood tests determined that I didn't have any thyroid problems, but an ultrasound reveled I had several cysts in my thyroid. My doctor prescribed me two doses of antibiotics and the swelling subsided. Two days ago my neck started swelling again, even more than before. My ears hurt.

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