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Three swollen lymph nodes - cause for concern?
An_251187 posted:

I am twenty-six years old, and in 2006, I realized that the lymph node behind my right ear had become swollen. It's slowly grown overtime to 1 centimeter (approximately - it's hard to measure). It's hard, smooth, and not easy to move. My doctors haven't been too worried but they've kept an eye on its growth. A year and a half ago, the lymph node immediately behind my other ear developed a bump as well. It's also small and hard, but it's not grown much.

I've started to become worried about the size of the first lymph node, and tonight I realized that I have a hard bump on the lower left side of my skull. I looked it up, and sure enough there is a lymph node there too. So now I'm pretty worried, and of course it is the weekend.

I do have periodic colds/sinus infections, and I had many of these in my youth. Overall, I am fairly healthy. I used to be a runner, but I'm currently in law school so I've done this less. I always feel tired, but again - law school.

Should I be concerned about this? Is there any chance that all three are swollen (and have remained enlarged for over a year) for a harmless reason?

Thanks for the help in advance!


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