We aren't doctors honey...we can't diagnose you. However, I don't think you have cancer. You can always feel your nodes if you go looking for them, and fiddling around with them can make them swell up.
Go about your life, and stop looking stuff up on the internet. It's the worst thing you can possibly do. You could google "drinking water causes cancer" and you'd get a million hits.
You sound anxious...and compulsions bind anxiety.
I think you might have infectious mononucleosis.
I got tested for it on my blood test but do you think I could of gotten it later?
I don't think so. However, keep in mind that in rare cases cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause very similar symptoms to those of infectious mononucleosis.
Because of your age and numerous blood tests that came back clear, I believe that you are fighting some kind of infection that you are not aware of. Keep in mind that some lymph nodes never come back to their original size following the infection.
It would be a good idea to keep an eye on your nodes and see if they are getting bigger. Just don't poke on them, it will make it worse!
BY THE WAY:
*Where are your swollen lymph nodes located? (It could help identify the location of initial infection)
* Did your doctor check LDH levels?
One on left side of neck halfway down 2nd under the chin back towards the throat. 3rd behind ear on head.
It seems like you have multiple swollen lymph nodes that drain different locations.
My suggestion would be to see a specialist (ENT/Haematologist). If necessary, they would run extra tests and perhaps find out what is causing these swollen lymph nodes.
I have had swollen lymph nodes under the chin and on the left side of neck since Christmas! All of my bloods came back clear just like yours and I had an appt with haematologist yesterday. I was told that lymph nodes smaller than 2cm are usually reactive. I have a follow-up appt in 3 months now.
If you have doubts, go straight to see the doctor. People can give you suggestions of how to proceed further and tell what tests/imaging studies can be done, but, unfortunately, are unable to give a diagnosis.
I Go to a health practicioneer next week
Lymph nodes are designed to trap and destroy foreign objects that may be circulating in our bodies. However, they can also respond to stress levels as well, both of which cause the size of the nodes to fluctuate in size. Nodes can sometimes take a few months to return to normal size, and sometimes they may stay enlarged permanently.
If you had lymphoma, the nodes would not decrease in size on their own, and they certainly would not decrease with antibiotics. Lymphoma cause the lymph nodes to enlarge and they will continue to grow over time. And when you develop symptoms from lymphoma, they don't get better, they get worse as time passes.
Try not to worry to much, keep an eye on it, but continue eating healthy, staying active, and enjoy being a teenager. :) Obviously continue seeing your doctor if you continue to have symptoms, however, lymphoma acts in a specific manner one of which is that it does not decrease in size without treatment.
I had lymphoma and I'm in remission. I worked out 3-4 times a week, eat healthy, and I went through 5 cycles of chemotherapy. I responded very well, I never got sick. I lost all my hair, and people were surprised when I told them I had cancer when I was going through treatment. If it was cancer, which I highly highly highly doubt that it is, you would kick it's ***.
You can always get a second opinion as well.
Ok so I went to the health practitioner who gave me a herbal formula. She thinks I have a Co infection to lymes disease the formula I took for a week and all my symptoms are gone and the nodes got smaller then I'm supposed to take a week off im in the week off and the node that was the biggest went back to the normal big size well kinda big still under 2cm. So I don't know if this helps but can co infections keep them swollen?