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Lymph nodes in neck

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  • Posted By: mumofsix
  • September 23, 2010
  • 00:05 AM

Hi, I am new to this so just bear with me.
I am 40 years old,married with 6 children.
Last week I found a lump on the right side of my neck and then the next day I noticed another one which was bigger so I went to the doctors the following day which was the Tuesday.The doctor ordered a full blood examination along with some other blood tests and and I had to have an ultrasound done.
I got the blood test done that day and the ultrasound the next day.
On the Thursday afternoon I got a call from the doctors office asking me to come in as they had all my results and the doctor needed to see me,my liver,kidneys and thyroid were all fine but there was something else that the doctor needed to see me about.
I saw the doctor the next day and she was concerned with something about my bloods and has referred me to a haemotologist.My ultrasound also showed there were 4 lymph nodes not 2.

I have an appointment on the 7th October and am concerned.
Is this normal procedure,should I be worried.Should I have been put on antibiotics first before being refered to a haemotologist.
Does this mean there is something really wrong?
Thanks for listening and I hope someone can shed some light on this for me.
Michelle

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  • Hi Michelle, I have recently been through a similar experience (I am 24). My next stage is a biopsy of my lymph nodes. It's going to be about one month before I get that so things can change in that time. I visited a hematologist and was advised that because of my age and certain characteristics of the enlarged lymph nodes it's likely to be Hodgkins lymphoma. I have now gotten used to the idea and feel really positive about my prognosis. I do however have apprehension regarding chemo. Please keep us posted on how you are going because it is good to solicit support from people in a similar circumstances. Regards, Lisa
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2010
    • 00:23 PM
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  • Hi, I am new to this so just bear with me.I am 40 years old,married with 6 children.Last week I found a lump on the right side of my neck and then the next day I noticed another one which was bigger so I went to the doctors the following day which was the Tuesday.The doctor ordered a full blood examination along with some other blood tests and and I had to have an ultrasound done.I got the blood test done that day and the ultrasound the next day. On the Thursday afternoon I got a call from the doctors office asking me to come in as they had all my results and the doctor needed to see me,my liver,kidneys and thyroid were all fine but there was something else that the doctor needed to see me about.I saw the doctor the next day and she was concerned with something about my bloods and has referred me to a haemotologist.My ultrasound also showed there were 4 lymph nodes not 2. I have an appointment on the 7th October and am concerned.Is this normal procedure,should I be worried.Should I have been put on antibiotics first before being refered to a haemotologist.Does this mean there is something really wrong?Thanks for listening and I hope someone can shed some light on this for me.MichelleIt is a correct procedure that you going though. even i went through all these.Lymph node Does not only mean its cancer. it is also prone to TB. even i have these swolen nodes in my neck and Jaw. so i went to the doctor, he first gave me antibiotics but it didnt subside. then he asked me to take an CT scan, in which it said that there is a suspection of TB. then i was asked to do the Mando test. it is a blood test, where they inject in ur hand and keept under observation for 24 hours. if it gets swolen that means you have TB. so then only it was confirmed that i am having TB,. then i was asked to take a chest Xray and that revealed that i have swolen nodes near my lungs. now i am under AKT treatment. 3 months are over. 3 months more left. so any nodes dont ignore it. if you go to the normal doc he will not be able to identify. Pls visit a General Surgen/Cancer Specialist/TB Specialist. they will be able to guide you better.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2010
    • 10:19 AM
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