swollen lymph nodes

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i have been getting swollen lymph nodes in the same spot on and off for a little while now ofc doctor says maybe i have a cold which im sure i would know if i had a cold and now i have this small ball directly under my chin it isnt tender very moveable and soft. not sure if thats swollen or what but ive never felt that there. when i lift my neck up and run my hand down under my chin i can feel it poking out although its not visible. i am very worried. i dont have any symptoms beside the usual anxiety symptoms which have mostly just been fatigue for me.

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    Where are the rest of the swollen lymph nodes located?

    • I've been dealing with swollen lymph nodes for a year now. I've seen my GP, Dermo, ENT, and an oncologist (I wanted a variety of opinions lol). I also had an MRI done and an ultrasound.
    • My lymph nodes are all located on my head/neck area, they come and go. I have the exact same one u mentioned, little pea size ball under my chin, and then some under my jawline on both sides, one behind my left ear, and one on the back on my neck. All those Drs ^^ I saw believe they are swelling from acne and dermatitis I get. The nodes will be gone and then occasionally I'll have a bad acne breakout (usually around my period or an extra stressful week), and all of sudden they all pop up again -_-
    • I was so worried earlier this year that I had lymphoma or something, but bc of them flaring up along with my acne, it seems like it may just be acne/skin related as the Drs suggested?
    • Over the last year I've learned that we tend to associate lymph nodes swelling with sinister things, but in reality they can swell for the most minor reasons (like mine w my acne). The oncologist I see told me that they only real red flag symptom of something bad is the size of the lymph node. As long as it stays under 3cm (marble sized), it is considered normal and not worrisome. She actually even said I could have 15 swollen nodes for 5 years and as long as they are all normal sized, she wouldn't be concerned.
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      mine are usually on the left side of my jaw or on the right side by my neck they are usually painful and go down after a few days. i do actually have a breakout i am currently on my period i didnt know acne can cause bumps underneath skin.

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      Me either! I think people def associate lymph nodes with more scary, serious issues. But in reality they can swell from any sort of inflammation of the skin or infection in your body. So it makes sense then why acne could cause them to swell bc acne is skin inflammation. Especially in my case, I tend to pick so then my acne turns to cuts on my face and then that's even worse lol. My dermo gave me a topical antiotic cream for that so the cuts heal quicker and then the nodes all go back to normal.

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      My Dr also told me that most people don't have an issue with acne causing their lymph nodes to swell, but if you're someone like me who has extra sensitive nodes then it can. You probably have over sensitive lymph nodes also.

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    ive been suffering with swollen lymph nodes on and off too. mine are mainly in the crease of my arm and behind my left knee. they aint big and not really noticeable unless i touch them. i get them on my head but like previous mine swell in my head and back of neck when i have a skin issue i.e spots etc. the one behind my left knee is worrying me a little...its not perfectly round nor is it very large but i dont often get swollen ones there. ive recently had a bad ovulation due to me coming off the pill so not sure if it is cos of that. i instantly think the worse!!

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