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swollen lymph nodes and more

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  • Posted By: amielu
  • December 20, 2007
  • 00:18 AM

if anyone can help i'd appreciate it. The lymph nodes in my neck are swollen also under my arm pits and groin. I have pain that radiates from my lower left jaw to my ear. I recently had dental work done and I'm wondering if it is possible if they hit a nerve when injecting the novicane(sp?). Also my abdomen is very swollen and has been for months. I had a pelvic ultra sound which showed a complex cyst on my left ovary. Also i have been experiencing bouts of nausea and I have vomited a few times. I am at a loss and my Dr. is too. Thanks to anyone who can respond.

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  • Sorry for all this serious information.Lymph nodes can become swollen because of infection, inflammatory conditions, an abscess or cancer. Infections are the most common cause of swollen lymph nodes. The location of the swollen lymph node can tell you where the infection is. An infection in the feet, legs or genital area -- it can be as simple as athlete's foot or an ingrown toenail -- may cause lymph nodes in the groin to swell. A swollen lymph node in the armpit might be from an infected cut on the arm or finger. Allergies and bug bites can also cause lymph nodes to swell.Most people connect the term "swollen glands" with the lymph nodes between the ear and the angle of the jaw. These lymph nodes often swell during sore throats and ear infections. Swollen lymph nodes down the sides or back of the neck might be from an infection in the scalp or from mononucleosis. "Mono," as it is commonly known, is an illness that causes fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, severe fatigue and other symptoms.If your lymph nodes enlarge more slowly and continue to swell without signs of infection, call your doctor. You may have a more serious illness. Cancer can cause enlarged and frequently non-tender lymph nodes. Some of the cancers that may produce enlarge lymphnodes are stomach and esophagel cancer, thyroid cancer (usually in the neck nodes) and breast cancer (usually in the nodes under the arm). Widespread malignancy such as Hodgkin's disease, leukemia or lymphoma may cause lymph nodes in multiple places to become enlarged. Please get checked out by another doctor.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 11:22 AM
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  • You could possibly be having a reaction to the drug? The lymph glands and nodes swell if there is an infection and your immune system is down. Allergic reactions to procaine (trade name Novocain) are usually not in response to procaine itself, but to PABA. About 1 in 3000 people have an atypical form of pseudocholinesterase, which doesn't hydrolyze ester anesthetics such as procaine, resulting in a prolonged period of high levels of the anesthetic in the blood and increased toxicity. That may be worth your looking into further: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procaine http://www.emedicinehealth.com/swollen_lymph_glands/article_em.htm
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 11:47 AM
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