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swollen glands in the neck no sore throat

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 12, 2008
  • 11:01 AM

Hi, i am worried about what i think is swollen glands in my neck, this has been happening for quite sometime now but is getting progressively worse. My doctor did some tests that found I had Ross River Fever, but that was some months ago now. I am not sure what to do, I am worried it may be something more serious.

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  • I'd follow up on the Ross River thing...I'd also make sure that there isn't an inflamed thyroid gland in my neck...I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck for years, but because my thyroid hormones were always okay, was told my gland was healthy...Years later, by way of a rare encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, my 8th neurologist discovered that my thyroid gland was under autoimmune attack. I had elevated thyroid antibodies, and on ultrasound, my gland was found to be full of tiny nodules from the autoimmune destruction.Your glands in your neck just don't swell up for no reason...Someone needs to 'splain it to you. Whether it's your thyroid or something else, don't let them blow it off.Good Luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2008
    • 05:43 AM
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  • Agreeing with elke, follow up on the Ross River Fever with your doctor or the possibility of another infection. I just read somewhwere that it can last up to 6 months. Generally, glands normally swell when there is an infection in the body due the high activity of white blood cells getting filtered. Your body is probably just fighting off this infection as it is probably at its endpoint. Stay calm and be healthy and “this too shall pass”.I would be interested in the doctor’s diagnosis when you get one - thanks:)
    Undeleted1 28 Replies
    • February 15, 2008
    • 02:09 PM
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  • This may help: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/public-health/cdscu/facts/pdf/rossriver.pdf
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 15, 2008
    • 02:21 PM
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  • Aquila, good follow up. I also just read that there are some rare cases that the infection will last more than a year. I still think you are fine but you should just see the doc to find out if this is still active. Also, viruses change over time so don't be too alarmed if you are getting some of the rare symptoms.
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    • February 15, 2008
    • 02:45 PM
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  • hi, i hope you can help me....i was diagnosed with Ross River virus (I live in Western Australia) in late october 2007. I struggled with it up until around Jan, then not 100% but not as bad. I have had swollen glands for last two weeks now. I went to doctors only couple days ago and he reckons it doesn't usually flare up again. I've been feeling shaky (same as when diagnosed) again with dizzy, nausea and headaches.I am really worried. Hope Anonymous4444 or anyone else can help me.
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