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Persistent swelling of one lymph node

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 10, 2009
  • 07:24 PM

I've had persistent swelling of one lymph node for over a month.
I saw my ENT, who prescribed antibiotics, which didn't work.
First time, he only found an ulcer near the back of the tongue.
We thought that was the main problem.
The ulcer went away, but not the lymph node swelling.
The ENT sent my upstairs to the dentist, who did a root canal on the spot.
That didn't fix the lymph node either.
They both say it isn't cancer, though I am not sure how they can tell, since they ran no tests.

Several weeks ago, I think my puppies scratched me and gave me an infection.
I guess it is possible that I still have an infection even after antibiotics.

I need to get shots before a trip abroad, and am hesitating with a bad lymph node.

Any clues?

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