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Swollen gland on left side of neck

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  • Posted By: sarahlorrain
  • August 14, 2007
  • 05:09 PM

I went to my physician, so gave me a strong antibiotic and prednisone. By the end of treatment (10 days) the node was pretty much back to normal. I returned to my physician who told me that since the node had gone back to normal, it was not a tumor and not to worry. Since then, it has enlarged again, and does change size often. It was quite large this morning, and is pretty small now. I am on antibiotics again for something else. I have no idea what is going on, but I'm perturbed that he didn't order any other tests to be sure I don't have cancer. Couldn't I have leukemia or something like that and the node still respond to the prednisone? I'm very worried because my grandmother died from leukemia. I considered the possiblility that perhaps it's caused by seasonal allergies, or perhaps I'm a carrier for mono or TB? I've never been tested positive for mono, but I do recall being extremely sick once as a child. I don't remember what I had though. And I was quite young, 10 at the oldest. Any other ideas?

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