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I just wanted to know the likelihood of enlarged submental

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i just wanted to know the likelihood of enlarged submental lymph nodes, (which have formed what appears to be a lump, lasting over 2 months) resulting in lymphoma?
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: around 5 months its hard and painless
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not at all im a healthy girl
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

the chance for lymphoma is super super super small.

you most likely have a blocked submandibular salivary gland

or a reactive lymph node.

you can get an ultrasound of those lymph nodes.

but I bet they will not show lymphoma

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
well that's the thing, I've had an ultrasound, i was told that the lymph nodes are enlarged
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i was then told that the matter needs further investigation and most likely a biopsy
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
but first they plan on another blood test to rule out other things
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I see.

enlarged lymph nodes are more often caused by a viral infection

most viral infections don't cause problems

I bet the lymph nodes don't contain lymphoma.

let me know if you have other questions.

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