Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Enlarged spleen with lymph node infection
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Enlarged spleen with lymph node infection

I have been suffering from a severe sore throat for almost 2 weeks.  Went to an Urgent care center and they tested me for strep which came back negative.  I went on Zythromax and pain meds.  The next night, the pain became so bad, I couldn't move my neck so hubby took me to the ER.  After an IV cocktail, I felt no pain and they wheeled me in for a CT scan.  All that showed up were the infected and swollen lymph nodes.  I was put on steroids, valium and more pain meds.  A few days later, I was still feeling horrible, couldn't swallow without extreme pain, so I went to my regular doc.  He found that my spleen was enlarged and checked for mono.  That came back negative too.  The CBC showed a problem with my white blood cells and something having to do with the lymphocytes.  I am having crazy intermittent pain on my left side, but I don't want to panic and go to the ER again.  I am on RX steroids again and my throat is feeling a little better, but the pressure/pain in the spleen area is bugging me.  Long story short, QUESTION:  When does the spleen begin to shrink back to normal, and when does medical attention become necessary?  I want to know when and how I can know that things are back to normal.  Thanks for any info.
Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Ekkiemom
CA