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Swollen lymph nodes. Painful, usually disappears. Whats this?

Have a lymph node swollen show up numerous times always in the morning usually disappears before the end of the day today's was painful unlike before always same one , sometimes two or three days in a row goes away few weeks later here is the same one ? Just wondering what this might possibly be? 46 yrs very healthy -
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Lymph nodes get painful and enlarged due to inflammation in the area where this lymph nodes are located. As you have not specified where are yours lymph nodes enlarged, it is hard to tell about the possible cause of it.
Lymph nodes can get also enlarged due to some viral infections or hematologic diseases.
Sometimes, lymph nodes get enlarged due to cancer metastases. However such lymph nodes are usually hard, painless and not movable.
If you are unable to localize the source of possible inflammation, I suggest you to visit your doctor, have an ultrasound of this nodes and one or few of them can be removed and send for histopathology in case of any doubts.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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