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Prolonged fever(>7w)+swollen painful lymph nodes(neck and behind the ears)+headache. Tested -ve for HIV(ELISA 1&2),Hep-B&C,VDRL what else could it be?

Prolonged fever(>7w)+swollen painful lymph nodes(neck and behind the ears)+headache. Tested -ve for HIV(ELISA 1&2),Hep-B&C,VDRL what else could it be?

Many causes: There are many causes for swollen lymph nodes and fever. Remember there is a window period for HIV testing - about 3 months and hepatitis up to 12 weeks! Other causes could be infectious mononucleosis, fungal infections, TB, even cancer. You need close follow up with your doctor for more testing. Good luck ...Read more

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Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms. Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?

Swollen painful lymph node in neck, started after taking spironolactone 50mg, QD. NOT sick. No other symptoms. 
Is this a norm sideeffect of this med?

Not from medication: A swollen tender lymph gland is highly unlikely to be from taking a new medication. Lymph glands are situated around the body and serve to trap infectious organisms(bacteria or viruses) to prevent their spread to other areas in the body. A swollen gland will often decrease in size if there is no ongoing infection. Any swollen glands persisting after a month should by examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful lymph nodes in neck. My doc thinks it's my psoriasis, but I do not, what else could this be?

Swollen and painful lymph nodes in neck. My doc thinks it's my psoriasis, but I do not, what else could this be?

Your DR is probably: Do not take an antibiotic unless you know you have a treatable infection. Your DR is probably correct. Scalp psoriasis which is irritated will cause large lymph nodes in the neck. You need to treat your psoriasis. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

What could cause a painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein. Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, swollen lymph node in neck?

See primary MD: See your primary care MD for a lymph node exam and possibly bloodwork and scans. Be well. ...Read more

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Sore throat left side when swallowing. Not painful. Neck/lymph node a bit tender as well. Don't think I have a fever but have been coughing/sneezing?

Sore throat left side when swallowing. Not painful. Neck/lymph node a bit tender as well.  Don't think I have a fever but have been coughing/sneezing?

URI: probably just a cold/viral upper respiratory infection. Try ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain, rest, and hydrate. Should resolve within a week. However, cough can last a few weeks. See your doctor if you develop more serious symptoms ...Read more

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What might cause my painful lymph nodes in the neck?

What might cause my painful lymph nodes in the neck?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

What could cause painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Inflammation in H&N: Painful swollen nodes an indication of an inflammatory process in the H&N area. If the nodes are high in the posterior neck region, examine the scalp for an infection. If in anterior triangle mid neck one should do endoscopy to see if lesion in area of larynx or cords . In supraclavicular area, inflammation apex of lung can cause the problem and chest X ray can help. Bx if necessary. ...Read more

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I have painful, swollen lymph nodes in neck. Will this just last for a few dats if left alone?

See a doctor: Painful, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck should be checked out by a doctor. They could be a symptom of a serious infection or worse yet a tumor. ...Read more

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1 swollen painful lymph node & pain in neck muscle- saw doctor and they ordered CBC pending, is this likely serious? Not visible from outside

1 swollen painful lymph node & pain in neck muscle- saw doctor and they ordered CBC pending, is this likely serious? Not visible from outside

Node: Most painful nodes are inflammatory, i.e. not malignant. MD is checking CBC profile.diagnostic test. Checking for white cell count and type percentages. ...Read more

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Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...Read more

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I have ins, cannot afford copay 4 phys, ER gave me amoxi for sudden painful neck lymph nodes, it's not getting better, it's been 6 days, what do I do?

Health department: You have a high deductible co pay. You have been to ED and antibiotics are not working. Try your health department or your local doctor first. They may have much lower prices than the ED. Also look for insect bites in your scalp and tell them. Hope this helps. Also let your insurance company know how you are struggling. ...Read more

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What do hard, swollen, extremely painful/tender lymph nodes in the neck mean?

What do hard, swollen, extremely painful/tender lymph nodes in the neck mean?

Diff possibilities: Tender is usually a good sign & if you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However if you have a very lg or hard, immobile node(s) it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...Read more

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