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Question: Lymph nodes swollen and becoming bigger very quickly

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 coffin - Mon May 02, 2005 1:15 pm

I am a 48 year old male and six weeks ago I discovered a small swelling of the lymphnode under my left arm pit, within three weeks I felt it grow from a pea size lump into (by doctors measurement) a one and a quarter diameter lump. That was three weeks ago and it has still grown more since and now I have noticed that The lymphnode by my left groin muscle is swollen. I really am worried and the doctor seems to be also. But the specialists seem to be to busy to see me right away. Should I be panicked?
It seems to be happening awful quickly.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon May 02, 2005 2:34 pm

User avatar Coffin,
Have a look at our generalized lymph node enlargement page. You will notice that there are many causes for generalize lymphadenopathy. I would suggest a blood count first. If that turns out to be normal and you do not develop fever then a biopsy from the axillary lymph node is prudent.

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