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Swollen Lymph Nodes On Neck, Chest, Armpit & Groin For 5 Months!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 3, 2009
  • 07:57 AM

I got extremely ill December 2008 with a sore throat,mild fever, and body aches. A week later I went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with tonsillitis and put on antibiotics and regular tylenol. After feeling better I noticed swollen lymph nodes on my neck, armpits and groin area. A month ago (April 09) I went to see a physician because the lymph nodes were getting larger. I was put on antibiotics and felt better. They did go down a bit but a week later they were again large and now my tonsils were huge. I was given a shot (antibiotic) and methylprednisolone and the nodes were no longer visible through the skin. Now they have reappeared but not a large as hey were. On the last visit the doctor was 99% sure I had mono but the test came back negative along with the throat culture. The two nodes on my neck (tonsilar region) are firm and are a bit smaller (diameter) than a polo button. I also have one on the back of my neck with the same characteristics. The one on my left chest an inch away from my nipple is smaller but firm and movable. One is under my right along with two in the groin area all firm and painless. I workout and play tennis at least 4 days every week, have asthma, takes claritin d for allergies , 23 y.o a senior biology and biochemisty double major and I get 3 to 6 hours of sleep during the week. I have had these nodes for 5 months! Could this be cancer? Anyone with similar symptoms?

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  • What were you doing the week before the first sign of illness? Camping or hiking?My Lyme Disease gave me crazy swollen lymph nodes. Also, flu/mono like symptoms are the first sign of Lyme Disease.
    soltice57 18 Replies Flag this Response
  • Make sure that your uric acid levels in your blood are at normal levels. When mine spike, I end up with enlarged lymph nodes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 23, 2009
    • 11:10 PM
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  • I got extremely ill December 2008 with a sore throat,mild fever, and body aches. A week later I went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with tonsillitis and put on antibiotics and regular tylenol. After feeling better I noticed swollen lymph nodes on my neck, armpits and groin area. A month ago (April 09) I went to see a physician because the lymph nodes were getting larger. I was put on antibiotics and felt better. They did go down a bit but a week later they were again large and now my tonsils were huge. I was given a shot (antibiotic) and methylprednisolone and the nodes were no longer visible through the skin. Now they have reappeared but not a large as hey were. On the last visit the doctor was 99% sure I had mono but the test came back negative along with the throat culture. The two nodes on my neck (tonsilar region) are firm and are a bit smaller (diameter) than a polo button. I also have one on the back of my neck with the same characteristics. The one on my left chest an inch away from my nipple is smaller but firm and movable. One is under my right along with two in the groin area all firm and painless. I workout and play tennis at least 4 days every week, have asthma, takes claritin d for allergies , 23 y.o a senior biology and biochemisty double major and I get 3 to 6 hours of sleep during the week. I have had these nodes for 5 months! Could this be cancer? Anyone with similar symptoms?I have the same symptoms and im 23 too, they gave me pinacilin i took it 20 days and it did nothing
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was told by several docs to not mess around and go to the INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOC. Get there right away then to an ONCOLOGIST. They may have to stick a needle in but that is what I am up against myself in 2 days after 13 months of this pain in my neck, breast/pit and groin.
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