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yes, a neck ultrasound scan is the first step in seeing if the lymph node is malignant or not.
you should ask your doctor for blood test to check for ebstein barr virus infection which causes mononucleosis viral infection which can cause enlarged lymph nodes and fatigue.
I bet the ultrasound will show evidenced of enlarged reactive lymph node and not signs of malignant lymph node
let me know if you have questions.
If it is an enlarged reactive lymph node will anything need doing about it. I was not getting any pressure from it until 3 weeks ago. Just wondering why it's getting worse when I have had it for 3 months now. Thanks.
a reactive lymph node can be left alone.
your viral infection or mononucleosis infection could be causing fatigue
reactive lymph nodes swell up to help make more antibodies to help fight off infections.
the lymph node is part of your immune system and is working to try to keep you healthy.
Am assuming there is no time scale to when all this may settle down.
reactive lymph nodes times vary from patient to patient.
everyones immune system is different.