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anxiety&stress related swollen glands

Aleksis

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anyone got an idea if anxiety&stress can cause mildly swollen lymph nodes/glands?

there is no specific data online explains the situation as some of them tells yes and some of them tells no.

a doctor told me i got some swollen glands under my chin and suggested to make biopsy and it makes me freaked out. i am not sure how long they are there since doctor checked them with ultrasound.

please tell your opinions if stress can cause glands to swell
 
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I have read of some folks with anxiety having swollen lymph nodes but not usually as a direct "cause and effect", i.e. the anixety doesn't cause it but it might be possible.
 

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Anxiety could easily explain feeling that your glands are swollen. It's remarkable what symptom anxiety can cause. However, after an ultrasound, if your doctor feels you need a biopsy, please get it done.
 
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I don’t think stress can make them swell or at least I’ve never heard of it if they can. I have a swollen lymph node in front of my ear that is about the size of a pea and some “shotty nodes” in my neck. I can’t really feel those though. They found the ones in the neck on mri. How long have you had these swollen nodes? If you haven’t had them long, I would maybe speak to the doctor and see if you could wait to see if they go down before biopsy. Just a thought. I pray your lymph nodes shrink and you don’t have to have any more tests done. :)
 
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Anxiety could easily explain feeling that your glands are swollen. It's remarkable what symptom anxiety can cause. However, after an ultrasound, if your doctor feels you need a biopsy, please get it done.
I absolutely agree that anxiety can give you the feeling they are swollen but the poster said the doctor found them. Of course now that he/she knows they are swollen, the anxiety will cause them to be more noticable. Isn't HA great?.................NOT!!
 
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