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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: Epitrochlear & other lymphadenopathy


 granite - Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:20 am

Hi there,
I'm a 24 year old female in generally good health.
About 3-4 weeks ago I noticed two or three palpable lymph nodes in my right axilla, which are mobile & non-tender and about 1cm. Then I noticed one node with the same characteristics on the left side.
About 1-2 weeks ago I found a palpable right epitrochlear node, which is firm, mobile, and maybe a bit less than 1 cm.
Now I think I am feeling a small (~50mm) lump in my left supraclavicular area, a very small pinhead sized lump in my right supraclavicular area, and I think I may feel an epitrochlear lump on the left side.
I am wondering how likely it is that this is something serious like cancer and whether I should consult a physician. I realize that this could be caused by infection but I feel well, and I don't notice any skin infections, although I do have eczema. I have used protopic (tacrolimus).
I would really appreciate a little advice! Thanks a bunch in advance!

Granite
 Dr. A. De la Guerra - Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:58 am

User avatar Hello granite,
Generalized lymphadenopathy almost always indicates a systemic disease is present, meaning that you will be feeling sick. That is not the case, because you feel well. A possible cause of your lymph nodes enlargement might be a very unfrequent adverse effect of the tacrolimus ointment.
I encourage you to see the doctor.
Sincerely,
Dr Torax

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