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Forum Name: Lymphoma
|ridley1 - Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:53 am||
I am a 33 year old female. I recently discovered a hard, non-painful, mobile lump above left clavicle that is slightly larger than 1cm. I have no other enlarged lymph nodes and have not recently been sick. I went to the doctor and had bloodwork done (CBC). My white blood cell count was good but my red cells showed that I am anemic (level was 10.2). I did have a miscarriage in Sept. 2006. Following the miscarriage, my doctor said I was "borderline anemic, but not iron deficient." Now I am "officially" anemic. Because of the location and characteristics of the lump on my neck, I am of course concerned about lymphoma. I am also concerned about the anemia. Could the two symptoms be related and if so what does this mean?? I am scheduled for a CT of the neck next week and my doctor also wants to investigate what could be causing the anemia. Thanks for your help!!
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:17 pm||
I would agree with your doctor regarding the need for further work up.
Regarding the possibility of lymphoma, this can cause lymph nodes to enlarge as well as anemia. This should be investigated but I would not be overly concerned at this point. Best to get the studies and see what comes up.
I would also recommend measuring iron levels to look for iron deficiency anemia as this is the most common cause of anemia.
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