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by stephaniebugli on Thu Jan 21, 2010 07:24 AM
Hi my name is stephanie and I had mono about 1 yr ago ever since then the lymph node on the left side of my neck right below my ear has been permanently enlarged about the size of a dollar coin piece, but it is just that one and no where else. Is that way abnormal? should I be worried about it and get it checked out? It has been there almost a yr now very enlarged and it never goes down but sometimes it gets bigger. Do you have any advice for me? Thank you!
by TBacal on Sat Jan 23, 2010 06:34 PM
Hi Stephanie - My husband had a swollen lymphnode on the lower right side of his neck. It would sometimes get larger and then go back down to the original size. He noticed when it got bigger that he would get tired and not feel on top of his game. I finally made him go in and get it checked. They did a biopsy and found out it was Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Then they did some scans and found another enlarged lymphnode in his chest. He was diagnosed with stage 2. He was treated and is now disease free. I would recommend having the lymphnode checked out. If it is nothing that is wonderful. If it is something,the earlier you can start treatment the better.
God Bless and let me know how it goes.
by stephaniebugli on Sun Jan 24, 2010 08:52 PM
Oh wow! well I am glad that everything turned out well. Mine doesn't go down at all it has been the same size for almost a yr now and it's kind of big. I will go and get it checked out. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. And I will keep you updated.
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