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Should we be worried?
Old 12-06-2017, 09:02 PM
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2 of DH's lymph nodes in his neck appear to be swollen, 1 on each side. They are not sore and he says they have been there for awhile and have not grown. He has no other symptoms and had his annual physical less than a month ago. All was well including his PERFECT lab work! He says he will go to the doctor if they increase in size or start to bother him. He does have a lot of allergies and sinus issues, so it could be that. Should we be concerned? He isn't worried. I was, but do feel better knowing his blood work was good at his last appointment. He also donated blood a couple weeks ago and had no problems with that.

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Old 12-06-2017, 09:48 PM
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The lymph nodes in my neck *always* swell the moment I start fighting something. Sometimes it turns into something more, like a cold, and often they're back to regular size within a week. I'd probably give it a few days, but then if they're still swollen (and he's not sick), give the doc a call.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:31 AM
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My lymph nodes sometimes swell when I get a sore throat. They were really swollen when I had mono many years ago.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:25 AM
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Any infection, including a sinus infection, could cause swollen nodes. My 14 year old son had a swollen lymph node due to acne! One day on antibiotics and the swelling started to go down and the acne all but disappeared. Perfect lab work is what I would focus on. If there was something really wrong, it would most likely have shown up in bloodwork.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:37 AM
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as long as he is good on his word to go in if anything changes.

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He does have a lot of allergies and sinus issues
This alone can cause those issues.

Our doctor says that most people's glands are bigger during and after the winter months due to the constant barrage of germs. The glands are simply doing the job they are meant to do.

You may not get as much winter weather changes where you are but you still get some changes. I think it is normal.


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Old 12-07-2017, 07:52 PM
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Thank you to all of you! You have made me feel so much better!

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