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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin, 18 year old, no

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: 18 year old, no numbness or tingling, not sure when it started
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: history of MRSA, had Mono last year, competitive swimmer, elite athlete, just stopped smoking marijuana 3 weeks ago
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Are these still swollen since the mono?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
small swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
first time on here, did you get my answer? Is there anything else I need to do to get a response?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Small nodes can last months or longer.

I am not sure why you are asking about them at this point.

What does his doctor say?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Asking about them because mono was over a year ago and seems odd that they are swollen. not ill but had a groin strain last week and shoulder pain. Going to dr tomorrow
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

How large in diameter

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
about 2cm in neck and an inch in groin
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


No way to say

It can be viral, bacteria, and is not likely lymphoma if that is your concern, as he would be sick.

It can still b e residual from mono.

Autoimmune. Also not likely but possible.

Exam needed.

If any question after labs, node biopsy with a skinny needle.

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