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I have a couple of swollen lymph nodes on both sides of my neck for 7 months. I've been itchy, mainly at night. and I've had other random symptoms like sweating profusely at night (happened 3 times). I'm constantly tired! I went to the doctors in January and got blood work done, came back fine. Low vitamin D. Checked me for mono, negative. Checked me for any known viruses going around, none. I'm not sick, I don't feel sick. I've always been healthy and I feel off, somewhat normal but off.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

I exfoliate and apply lotion all the time, I've tried cortazone creams nothing really helps with the itching. Mainly on lower legs, back, arms, hands. No rash

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nope. Overall healthy.

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Thank you

How old are you?

How big are the lymph nodes? Are they painful? When you first noticed them 7 months ago were you sick at the time?

Any fevers? Any trouble swallowing, pain with swallowing, bloody phlegm? Hoarseness?

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
I'm 31 yrs old. When I had an ultrasound done I think it was a little over 1 cm? She said the other one on the right side was bigger but less noticable because it was located deeper. They all are hard, don't move, and they don't hurt. Was not sick at the time. Haven't been sick. No pain when I swallow. No hoarseness. No sick symptoms
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
I had one random fever followed with a terrible night of waking up drenched in sweat
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Correction: had a random fever with achy feeling for one day, next day woke up feeling a lot better- middle of night woke up in a puddle of sweat! Changed clothes and bedding. No fever that night though, just the day before.

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Have you had a repeat ultrasound to ensure that they are not getting bigger?

Usually, any node bigger than 1 cm needs to be biopsied at least with a needle. Was that done?

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
No my nurse practitioner wanted to watch and wait for 3-4 months then come back to get an ultrasound. I know they have gotten bigger because I didn't know I had swollen lymph nodes on the right side until she told me and now I can see them. When before I just thought it was the one on the left side.
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
I just scheduled with a DOCTOR to take a look on the 3rd of april
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
I feel like my previous nurse practitioner seemed passive about the situation.

Yes, I think that is a good idea, especially if they are getting bigger. You may need a biopsy to confirm that they are just benign lymph nodes. As you are not having significant symptoms aside from a couple episodes of night sweats it is probably nothing, but you should definitely follow-up.

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