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  • Posted By: rxqueen
  • February 18, 2009
  • 08:42 PM

Hi there,
A few months ago, my boyfriend got a pain in his chest that over the couple months got worse. The doctors had no idea what it was considering his chest MRI came back negative and so did blood work. They said chances are that he tore a lining in his chest which caused a viral infection. He soon after started to get swollen lymphnodes on the right side of his neck (the same side his chest pain was on).They tested him from everything from mono to pneumonia and tried all kinds of meds. Only pain killers helped. Then weirdly, in December, it went away. Then recently, the pain started to come back again. It is now very worse in the right side of his neck and his chest pain has returned. He also has a lump in his mouth, right behind his teeth which the doctor said is not an absess. He also has headaches a little bit. The pain is off and on but no one can tell him what it is. We are getting scared because these are symptoms of cancer but at the same time, they are symptoms of tons of other possible things as well, like viral infections or bacterial infections. Can someone please help and maybe tell us what this is??

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  • Nope, nothing of that sort...we are stumped.
    rxqueen 2 Replies
    • February 19, 2009
    • 01:32 AM
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  • How old is your boyfriend? Is he currently on any medicaton? I know it sounds unlikely, but have thay ruled out tuberculosis?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • February 19, 2009
    • 09:18 PM
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  • He is 29 and the only meds he's on is pain killers cause the pain is so bad and anti-inflammatories. I've never seen him in so much pain before. The lump on his neck is on the right side right above his collar bone slightly to the right. There is a lump in his mouth that the doctor said is not an absess of any kind. This is causing chest pain but they say its unrelated cause it could be just pressure pain from his chest. The first time he had symtoms of this (a few months ago) they did a chest scan and blood work which were all negative. I thought of TB but didn't seem like it was the case (wouldnt it show up in blood work) but the throat pain is worse causing his neck to swell up to the lymphnodes. I am getting really worried even though I know it could be thousands of different things. I just dont know what it seems like to everyone else. He is going to see an ENT in the next few days. Anymore ideas of what this could be??
    rxqueen 2 Replies
    • February 19, 2009
    • 10:12 PM
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