Hi there! I'm a 29 year old female who has been having trouble with swollen lymph nodes in my neck for the last month. I am scared of the diagnosis. I've also had a few irregular blood tests with lower than normal neutrophil and reticulocyte counts. I'm seeing a hematologist/oncologist in a month and am frightened. I've been sick off and on since Christmas so I'm not sure if maybe my body hasn't had time to repair itself. I also suffer from anxiety so I'm frasking out about this. Anyone have similar experience? Thanks in advance! :(
Neck lymph nodes can be the result of tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If you had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too as persistent infection can also give low counts. Please discuss this with your doctor. Take care!
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Thank you! I have had the mono spot done twice but it's possible to hand a false negative as I've had mono before I was told! My dr seems to think my lymph nodes are swollen because my body is constantly in fight mode as I'm a middle school teacher and have a 16 month old that attends daycare regularly. He's not concerned so I'm not sure what else I should do? I see a hematologist/oncologist on April 16! So I guess just wait??
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