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Basically for the past 6-7 months maybe longer I've had swollen lymph nodes in my neck probably 5 or 6 of them from under my jaw to collar bone on the left side. I am worried about them. Have seen the doctor on a couple of occasions now and had 2 normal blood tests my last visit was last week and told him my main worry is Lymphoma, he said that'd be bad luck and told me to stop smoking, if I was worried about this disease. He said he wouldn't refer me for a biopsy as what if it was clear then more lymph nodes pop up can't send me for a biopsy for everyone. I am a 23 year old female and I know lymphoma is more uncommon in my age group doesn't mean it isn't a possibility, I also suffer from fatigue for months now sometimes it's so bad. All he said about that was oh take some vitamins. That can be a Cause for tiredness. I just don't seem to be getting anywhere with ANY doctors they just seem to back each other up saying viral infection that's causing it.. that keeps coming back. But make no effort to investigate it. The fatigue is just constantly making me feel rubbish.. also suffering horrible headaches now and again and like aches in hips and shoulders and slight chest pain now and again (not sure if its related) I've just had enough. Feeling like this since January. Obv it might not even be lymphoma but I am worried it. I know lymphoma doesn't show up on bloods either which I pointed out to the doctors when they said they were normal which they didn't comment on.
I have a question to those who've been diagnosed with this disease how big were you lymph nodes?? Did they grow, if so how big and over what period of time?? The doctors have said mine aren't overly big ranging from pea, bean to small marble sized. Saying that they would have grown bigger than this if it was Lymphoma.
I Thank you in advance for any reply.
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