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Had a panic attack, breathlessness, heart skipping, painful chest, swollen lymph nodes. Am I just hypochondriac?

Hi. im 22 years old, male. 3 years ago i had my first panic attack, i wasnt able to breath properly. 1 year later (and after maaany panic attacks) i felt my heart skipping a beat. 1 year later (actualy before 9 months) i had a painful panic attack. with pains at my chest and back. and my heart started skipping beats again. since then, when i start thinking i have sum kind of desease, i start feeling the symptoms. most extreme was that, when i read in a magazine about lemphoma, i felt like my lymphnodes got swollen. (the same night) and now, 2 months now, i can feel my lymphnodes -by touching them- on my neck and groin . Can someone please tell me if hypochondria and anxietty can couse enlargment of lymphnodes (they are around 1cm now -3-) ? thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
An enlarged lymphnode can occur due to many many different reasons and most of the reasons are very trivial. Even a simple pharyngitis or ulcer in mouth can also cause increased sizeof the lymphnodes. Lymphoma comes very down the order. Considering you previous history of anxiety disorder, you shouldn't worry much and start taking treatment for the anxiety by visiting a psychiatrist.
Coming to your specific question:
No! Anxiety and hypochondriasis doesn't cause an enlarged lymphnode!
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Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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