A 27-year-old female asked:
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i had strep throat almost 2 weeks ago i'm fine but my lymph node is still swollen it's gone down in size and does not hurt when should i go to the doc?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Follow up: Uaually when you complete your medication for a recheck to make sure the strep has cleared and you are better. All the best.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Give it time: Your lymph nodes do an "as needed" job in your body.They work to clean up the debris created by infections and return the cleaned up body fluid to the circulation.You have a known cause and the nodes are shrinking. Most "reactive" nodes will gradually swell while working and shrink back to base size over a 3-4 week period.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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Observe: Might stay for sometime, so long not getting bigger or hurting, and so long you received the full course of treatment, take care,
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To be seen again: You need to be seen by a doctor again. May need to recheck for strep or mono.
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