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About a year ago I had a swollen submental lymph node which…

Hi there! About a year...
Hi there! About a year ago I had a swollen submental lymph node which I think was due to an acne breakout. After antibiotics it went away and I haven’t had issues since. About a week and a half ago I noticed it slightly swollen again but had no symptoms of illness except I have impacted wisdom teeth which sometimes bother me. After a week it went down completely and now it swelled up again and is even larger but I think this has to do with another acne breakout on my chin as I have a few cystic pimples that came up just before this happened. Is this a concern ?
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This is not concern at all.

A solitary lymph node is usually never a concern.

Lymph node enlargement do occur because of slightest of inflammation around the draining area.

Nothing to worry.

Acne or impacted tooth explains the enlargement.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Should I go and have this checked out ? Is it normal within a short amount of time it inflamed and decreases and then reinflamed

You may get it checked for resolving your anxiety.

This is fairy common occurrence of lymph nodes getting inflamed, resoling and re inflamed.

A discrete single, mobile less than one cm lymph node can be;

1) Reactive lymphadenitis
2) Non specific lymphadenitis
3) Lymphadenitis due to skin infection, allergy, abrasions.

Nothing serious or significant.

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