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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: Concerned, should I get this checked out?


 northwindy83 - Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:56 pm

Hi, 23 y/o male here. I've noticed some symptoms that I have not yet had checked out by my doctor, but that several sites suggest may be signs of lymphoma. I didn't think to research this until I began to have pain in my lymph nodes after consuming alcohol. I looked it up, and I'm not sure but there was cause enough for concern.

In addition to having pain in the lymph nodes after alcohol, I also have hypertension, which neither a doctor nor a cardiologist could figure out the cause. I also have profuse sweating in the armpits and hands which I am currently using Drysol to treat.

I'm not sure if any of these conditions may be related, but I wanted to get an opinion on here before getting it checked out because I'm currently in between jobs and without medical insurance.

Thanks in advance.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:10 pm

User avatar While you lymph node is unlikely to be lymphoma, you should probably have it checked out. Painful lymph nodes more commonly are a result of infection than cancer-which tend to be painless.

Some lymph node infections are due to bacteria and require antibiotics to improve.

In regards to your lack of medical insurance, there may be some clinics that have a graduated fee schedule depending on income for those that have no insurance. Often your local health department can tell you where they are.

Hope this helps.

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