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What causes swollen lymph nodes on left center of back area?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: 2 swollen lymph nodes on left center of back. not really growing, hard to touch......... from wh
at?
my concern is I smoke, 53 yrs. nodes are on left side about 1/2 way down
back. no coughing, xray didn't reveal anything. don't feel really bad, tired
no coughing to speak of. do have trouble sleeping on left side, causes me to
cough yes. my concern is either lymphoma blood type or something else
cancer causing the lumpth to pop out. got a referral to another doc in a few
days.
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Biopsy will confirm the diagnosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
There are two swellings over your back.They can be Lymph nodes, Lipomas,Sebaceous cysts etc.
But,the exact diagnosis will be confirmed by histopathological examination ( Biopsy ).
Usually, Lymphoma will not present as enlarged lymphnodes in the back.Commonly,they start in front of the neck.
Let me know the Biopsy report. Please send the report as Attachment.
Clinically, Lymphoma is a remote possibility.
Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
Regards
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Brief Answer: Biopsy will confirm the diagnosis. Detailed Answer: Hi There are two swellings over your back.They can be Lymph nodes, Lipomas,Sebaceous cysts etc. But,the exact diagnosis will be confirmed by histopathological examination ( Biopsy ). Usually, Lymphoma will not present as enlarged lymphnodes in the back.Commonly,they start in front of the neck. Let me know the Biopsy report. Please send the report as Attachment. Clinically, Lymphoma is a remote possibility. Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further. Wish you good health. Regards