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I'm 40 yrs old and have been diagnose with stage 3 myelofibrosis. I have a mildly enlarged spleen an bad headaches, swollen glands in my neck.?

I'm 40 yrs old and have been diagnose with stage 3 myelofibrosis. I have a mildly enlarged spleen an bad headaches, swollen glands in my neck.?

40with myelofibrosis: Enlarged spleen may be associated with Myelofibrosis.
Headaches swollen glands may be related some infection in immunocompromised. (POOR RESISTANCE TO FIGHT INFECTION)
BETTER ASK YOUR oncologist ( (WHO TREATS CANCER LIKE DISEASES) to refer you to family physician or internist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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My daughter of 20 years old has swollen glands on the back of her neck, she has joint pain, fatigue, and headaches?

My daughter of 20 years old has swollen glands on the back of her neck, she has joint pain, fatigue, and headaches?

Needs to be checked: With all the symptoms you mentioned she needs to be checked by your medical doctor. Will need a detailed history and complete Physical Examination. And may need Blood/urine test and others as indicated to make a diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have been extremely tired, have had headaches, overall soreness, especially in the neck area, swollen glands, and weakness. No fever. Flu?

I have been extremely tired, have had headaches, overall soreness, especially in the neck area, swollen glands, and weakness. No fever. Flu?

Nonspecific symptoms: These are nonespecific symptoms that could be anything from a simple cold to a more serious ilnesses. Its better you consult with your dr. ...Read more

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Go to ER or wait out? Last zpack Sunday, BAD headache Mon/Tues (off &on now), Stiff neck since Tues pm w/ swollen glands. No high fever or light sens.

Go to ER or wait out? Last zpack Sunday, BAD headache Mon/Tues (off &on now), Stiff neck since Tues pm w/ swollen glands. No high fever or light sens.

You need a diagnosis: I would go to see your PRIMARY care doc, rather than waiting a long time in an ER. The good news is you're not acutely ill (requiring an ER) but still to get the best treatment you need a diagnosis. Can you be seen today? You should be an 'add-on' to the office schedule. See if they'll do that. If fever or bad headache returns then jump to the ER. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) hot drinks (ginger tea) and rest for now. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Headache, body aches pain ; swollen glands in neck fever 101.6 cough and burning in face and ears stopped up?

Headache, body aches pain ; swollen glands in neck fever 101.6 cough and burning in face and ears stopped up?

Concerning: Sounds like headache is secondary to an apparent infection, and perhaps this involves the sinuses, and lungs. Need to have this fully evaluated asap, and important to obtain a diagnosis and get treatment. ...Read more

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I have been fighting swollen neck glands. Sore throat, drainage, coughing, headache, low fever to none, please advise?

I have been fighting swollen neck glands. Sore throat, drainage, coughing, headache, low fever to none, please advise?

Cause?: Have doctor check if yo have strep throat. If so you will need penicillin or amoxicillin. If not check for mono infection. If positve rest and fluids and pain killers (avoid aspirin). If enlarged spleen avoid contact sports for 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for swollen glands in throat to go back to normal?

That depends: It is variable depending on what type of infection is causing glands to become swollen. Also depends on which glands or if it is lymph nodes. Sorry - can't provide a good response with limited info avaialble. ...Read more

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Over last 3 months have had swollen glands in throat every 4 week's, no other cold symptoms. What could this be?

Over last 3 months have had swollen glands in throat every 4 week's, no other cold symptoms. What could this be?

Many causes: You need a see a doctor to get check up. It could be infection, lymphoma, problem with immune system, etc. Your doctor could run blood test if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swollen glands in my throat?

What can I do to treat swollen glands in my throat?

Strep test/ cultures: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What is associated with swollen glands in the neck and throat?

What is associated with swollen glands in the neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

It is likely virus I: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better, seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more

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Swollen glands in diff. Places & feeling of something lodged in throat for over a year. Been twice to GP, he assures me all is well. Constant worrying?

Therapist or new Dr: It's so important to trust your Dr that I'd urge you to either work a bit w/ a psychotherapist to learn how to increase your trust/assertiveness in interacting w/ your Dr and/or seek a new Dr for a 2nd opinion on the concerns you have. It should be possible to feel a really swollen gland and run lab work to Dx for cause or explain your error to you. Don't ignore it! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my throat really hurts but no swollen glands?

What do you suggest if my throat really hurts but no swollen glands?

Has it settled?: The sore throat should settle down in 5-7 days. If it does not, then go see your primary care of a ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get swollen glands when sick with strep throat?

They usually are: Swollen glands in the neck, under the jaw, invariably accompany a strep throat infection. They may also stay enlarged for weeks after recovery. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for swollen glands from strep throat to go back to normal?

a couple of weeks: Most infection related enlarged lymph nodes settle down as the infection is treated and controlled. So the lymph glands should settle down to normal size in a mater of 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the swollen glands in my throat?

How can I get rid of the swollen glands in my throat?

Pease clarifydepends: It depends on which glands/areas are swollen. Glands may only be swollen temporarily from infection. Tonsils can become swollen and can be removed, but other criteria have to be met for this. It is also agreed upon by doctors that tonsils provide benefits to the immune system. A visit to your doctor will likely determine what is swollen and what the best course is. ...Read more

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I had swollen glands and then inflamed and red throat. I was just wondering could I send a picture of my throat to you to look at?

We can not see: Your photograph through the health / medical education portion of HealthTap. If you are looking for diagnosis, can look at HealthTap Prime or concierge service. ...Read more

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My wife has been having headaches, sinus issues, and swollen glands. This morning, she had such a bad cough that she passed out. What should I do?

My wife has been having headaches, sinus issues, and swollen glands. This morning, she had such a bad cough that she passed out. What should I do?

Sinus congestion: A severe cough can have people pass out. Her cough may be related to post nasal drip. She needs to use a decongestant, a saline nasal spray and some Mucinex (guaifenesin) to alleviate her symptoms. She needs to call her doctor to see if she needs an antibiotic to treat a sinus infection. If her symptoms are chronic, she needs to see an allergist eventually to control them. ...Read more

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Since I was about 12, now 36 I get ugly headaches, sporadic swollen glands (armpits), (later also with sore breasts) & always tired. Please help.

Since I was about 12, now 36 I get ugly headaches, sporadic swollen glands (armpits), (later also with sore breasts) & always tired. Please help.

Cannot diagnose: This requires a detailed history (write down all relevant info), and visit to a good family doctor or general internist for a physical exam, possible imaging studies and labs and full diagnostic evaluation. This cannot be solved over the internet and you must see somebody face to face. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more