Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Swollen Lymph gland
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

Swollen Lymph gland

Hi there,

I have recently developed a painful swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck. I haven't had any obvious infection, and am even taking two antibiotics at the same time for a couple of gynae issues (related to my CS site from 5 years ago and cervical erosion). I am not sure why this would develop all of a sudden. Over the past 3 months I have lost 16 lbs without diet or exercise and am always feeling tired. As I was having excessive bleeding during my peiods I went to my gynae who carried out several tests including full bloods, thyroid function, Mammogram, internal ultrasound- everything came back within range, she couldn't explain the weightloss. She did however put me on antibiotics for the fluid (infection) behind the C-Section scar. It's during this treatment (around day 6 out of 7 for the course) that the lymph node developed. It's quite swollen and it's definitely painful. My gynae gave me the all clear and recommended I see an internal medicine doctor. I'm getting worried now, as I have a cousin who is undergoing treatment for Hogkins Lymphoma- could this swollen lymph node be something serious, and what kind of tests would you recommend for me to get done?

Thanks
Related Discussions
1 Comment
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
“Lymph nodes can become swollen from infection, inflammatory conditions, an abscess, or cancer. Other causes of enlarged lymph nodes are rare. By far, the most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection.
When swelling appears suddenly and is painful, it is usually caused by injury or an infection. Enlargement that comes on gradually and painlessly may, in some cases, result from cancer or a tumor.”
Refer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003097.htm
Well swollen lymph node with weight loss can be due to lymphoma. However in your case it appears to be due to infection. The confirmation is done by either an excisional biopsy or by fine needle aspiration cytology. Some doctors prefer to do a CT scan.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

Blank
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
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
1622896_tn?1418684976
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom