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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: How long does a lymph node stay swollen?

 jmeyers - Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:52 pm

I started out last Sept. with a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck (movable, not hard). Had bloodwork done and it came back fine. So, the lymph node has gotten alot smaller than what it is very small now, but still there. Does anyone know if it actually takes this long for one to go completely away? I have always heard that sometimes when the swell, they never go away all the way. Is there any truth to that? the last time the dr. checked it, which has been a good while ago, she said she wasn't worried about it. Should I be concerned?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:16 am

User avatar Hi jmeyers,
Enlargement of lymph nodes resulting from an infectious state may not return to their pre-infectious size even after the infection subsides. If during your evaluation the physician was not concerned then I would not be alarmed at this point providing there hasn't been any changes (enlargement etc.) since your elvaluation.
 jmeyers - Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:32 pm

Thanx so much for the info....makes me feel a little more at ease :)

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