lymph nodes have been swollen for at least 2 years, now tender and hurting?

23 year old white female,
One of my lymph nodes on the left side of my jaw (feels like a hard ball shape) have been swollen for at least 2 years (growing gradually) and when I went to my doctor for a checkup last year they said it was probably nothing to worry about so i just kind of ignored it. Only today did it start getting tender and hurting when I touch it and now I am worried. I sometimes wake up with a sore throat but it leaves during the day. There is also a clicking in my jaw that I can’t seem to fix. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it. Please help me know what the problem is and if it is serious. Thank you.


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion you should have it checked for possible Hodgkin lymphoma
You should have an MRI done

Increase in size and tendress are signs you should not ignore

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

This should be rechecked by lymph node biopsy..
Thanks.

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
long duration lymph node enlargements are significant and cannot be ignored.
get lymph node biopsy without wasting time.
this will confirm the diagnosis.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
PAINLESS LYMPHADENOPATHY IS USUALLY BENIGN BUT THE FACT THAT YOUR NODES ARE GETTING PAINFUL WARRANTS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.
GET BLOOD CHECKED ALONG WITH L.N BIOPSY

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
this indicates an active inflammatory disease ,acute on chronic.
one of the tender enlarged lymph nodes needs to be examined for histopathology.

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