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I've had swollen lymph nodes for a very very long time, 7 years to be exact. Have them in my groin and both armpits.
I've always noticed that my underarm lymph nodes seem to change from day to day, one day they can feel small and mobile and hard, large and fixed the next. The ones in my groin have always been the same, one has actually gone almost all the way down.

Anyone else with this? I wonder if the lymphs are actually going up or down or it's just tissue and other stuff that's making the feel different.
I remember reading about lymphoma nodes going up and down sometimes, shouldn't have read that
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Re: Feels like armpit lymph nodes are going up and down in size
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 12:52:52 AM »
Lymph nodes are always changing because sometimes they're more active than other times. They become engorged or grow when they're fighting off infection or filtering fluids. Poking them and messing with them can also make them flare up, so if you have a lot of friction in the area, that can cause it, too. Essentially, your lymph nodes are working, and thus they do that.

Lymphoma nodes don't go up and then down. They go up and stay up and continue growing.
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Re: Feels like armpit lymph nodes are going up and down in size
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 02:25:06 AM »
If they're changing regularly they're not cancerous.  Those don't get better and worse, just worse.  They're probably growing because you keep checking them.  They could also be responding to things like allergens.
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Re: Feels like armpit lymph nodes are going up and down in size
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 10:59:59 AM »
I should say that I'm not really touching them that much. I check on them maybe twice a week and they always feel different. Had some ultrasounds two years ago that showed them as being normal. So I don't know...:/
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Re: Feels like armpit lymph nodes are going up and down in size
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 11:18:13 AM »
They're normal. Touching or not. They change sizes. It's just what they do.
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Re: Feels like armpit lymph nodes are going up and down in size
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 11:49:31 AM »
Thanks. Strange, had 15-20 swollen lymph nodes for such a long time I can't get over them
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