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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: 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.

Comment from: Brenda, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 24

I got some swollen spots that were hot an red to the touch on the back of my lower leg. They was moved around which was very weird. They never went away so I went to the doctor and was swollen lymph nodes. I took strong antibiotics for ten days and thought I needed more. Mine were very painful. It was hard to sit down because of the pressure on my leg. I still have a tender lump and want to get it checked again.

Comment from: Anonymous, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

I had shingles a few months ago and all of my glands/lymph nodes on the right side of my face, behind my ear, and neck were swollen. Now, I have swollen lymph nodes on the back of my neck. I have taken strong antibiotics two times and they are not getting better. I have headaches, light fever, and a sore throat off and on. My doctor is finally doing blood work to see what is going on.

Comment from: maria, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I had swollen lymph nodes on my head, armpits, neck and legs. The doctor tested me for HIV and it turned out positive. Please, if you have unexplained swollen nodes that don't go away for months, visit your physician immediately.

Comment from: TofuNY, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 10

Please, anyone with a quickly growing "swollen node" on your neck seek medical attention from a head and neck specialist. My husband had one that turned out to be tonsil cancer that spread to some of his lymph nodes. One exploded causing a huge cancerous knot to grow on his outer skin with a mirrored growth inside. He had chemo, surgery, muscle from his chest put in his neck, more chemo and 33 radiations. I came to this site because he was doing very well, but now has some swelling under his chin. I am very concerned.


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