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Lumps in neck and arm.

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  • Posted By: unsureem
  • June 4, 2008
  • 09:20 PM

New Years Eve my throat started bothering me, New Years Day I felt a lump in my throat and my throat felt tight so I went to my regular doctor. He had me do a Strep Test and a Mono Test, they came back fine. So he diagnosed it as a swollen gland and put me on antibiotics. I was on antibiotics for two weeks and the lump was going down, I went back to the doctor for a check up and it was almost gone so he just sent me on my way. The lump never fully went away and eventually got bigger again. I was hesitant to go back to the doctors because it didn't bother me that much. But I ended up going back when I found more in my neck and one in my arm. I had a different doctor in the office this time and he did a Strep Test and a Mono Test, both came back fine again, so he put me on different antibiotics for a week, at the end of my week on those antibiotics I had an allergic reaction to them. So I stopped taking those, and went back to the doctor, still had the lumps, he did another Mono Test and a Blood Count, those came back fine, he put me on another antibiotic for two weeks, finished those, still had the lumps, so once again I went back to the doctors. He then did another Mono Test and Blood Count, the Mono Test came back fine but the blood count had dropped significantly, so he sent me to the hospital for a better blood test. The doctor called a few days later telling me I needed to see a Hematologist because my platelets were below the healthy range, so I went to a Hematologist, she felt the lumps, and her thinking was that it was just an infection so they did blood work, I'm not sure what all they tested for but it came back fine and my platelets were back up. I had also had an ultrasound done on my spleen and that came back normal as well. So then I got a CT Scan done on my neck because I still had the lumps and that came back normal, then my doctor said I didn't need to see her anymore, and that was it. I'm not really sure what to do at this point, I still have the lumps in my neck and arm and they never really gave me any answers to go off of.

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