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I have a bicuspid aortic valve that is narrowing (1.0 dia) and this will need to be replaced in the next few years.
now do you feel this on both sides?
any change in skin color?
how long this has been happening?
for the past couple of weeks.
is it worsening?
no, it pretty much stays the same. It's worse sitting vs standing.
do you see worsening of the symptoms with physical exertion?
based on your replies, this is not related to any cancer
cancer will cause swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms like fever, weight loss, nnight sweats.
given your history of bicuspid aortic valve, there is possibility of circulation problem.
but this worsens with physical exertion.
this is not the case.
another possibility is the pinched nerve
the fact that it worsens with sitting, pinched nerve is likely.
this is not concerning but can be bothersome.
What could be cause, as I read on health sites that burning sensations are related to swollen lymph nodes, even though you can feel actual swollen node?
no this is not correct.
I explained above.
step by step
burning sensation by definition related to nerves.
nerves can be affect due to the impingement or from poor circulation.
If this is a pinched nerve, would it affect both groin and underarm areas at the same time?
hence, this may be related to bicuspid valve but unlikely since the symptoms do not change with phyiscal activities
if the pinched nerve is at the cervical spine or lumbar spine level then yes it is possible.
another possibility is irritation from sweating
superficial nerve endings can get irritated from sweating, change in temperature etc.
It usually gets better when do physical things vs sitting down. How would you determine if this is in fact a pinched nerve issue and how long does it take for something like this to resolve itself?
by clinical evaluation.
nerve conduction studies another option.
usually gets better over 3-4 weeks.
you can see your doctor but definitely not related to lymph nodes
Ok, so this is probably not related to Lymphoma or MS?
no this is not.
please be assured.
Thx very much.
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Sorry, one additional item I forgot to mention. It was also getting a little sore behind my ears and ears were getting kind of plugged. This is the first time it happened, so not sure if this could be part of overall problem.
This was happening today.
this is not related
this can be due to the viral infection or wax build up
Just concerns me that all areas of lymph nodes seem to be affected all at the same time.
lymph nodes are located all over the body.
But without any swelling this is very unlikely.
also if you are anxious, these symptoms may seem out of proportion.
can armpits or groin be swollen without actually feeling the actual node? I assume when lymph nodes are swollen, one can actually feel them quite easily when feeling around.
no this is not possible
the lymph nodes are superficial
Ok, thx very much. I will make an app't with my doctor...........when you say superficial, what do you actually mean by this?
they are located just under the skin
not too deep
under the subcutaneous tissues
so they are easily palpable if enlarged
Ah, ok, thx. I am a little less stressed now hearing your answers.