Hello, everyone. I have had swollen, tender lymph nodes for just over 8 years now. They are larger than they should be, are very easy to feel, and are tender to the touch (even when I don't touch them, they often have episodes of tenderness even in a relaxed state). My primary doctor felt them and agreed they are enlarged. He ordered a lymph node biopsy after an ultrasound. I have the diagnosis notes, which I have listed below. In addition to asking for suggestions on what could be causing my ailments, I would also like to know your thoughts on the diagnosis:
"...right groin lymph node shows fibrous tissue and minute fragments of lymphoid tissue with vascular congestion and rare possible follicles. There are no definite Reed-Stenberg cells, metastatic carcinoma or granulomas identified. The findings suggest a reactive lymph node".
I have recently run tests such as a comprehensive metabolic panel, c-reactive protein, ESR, TB, Antinuclear Antibody IFA (ANA), Thyroid, Cascade, CBC and Diff. All of these tests have come back normal.
I would appreciate feedback on this.