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Swollen Lymph Nodes Breast Feeding
I have a swollen occipital lymph node && I am breast feeding, should I stop until whatever my problem is, is under control?
Breastfeeding and ad: Having a swollen node in the occipital area, lymphadenitis is not a contra-indication to breastfeeding. If you have other symptoms that indicates a severe infection, or you are placed on an antibiotic that is unsafe for the baby and you have consulted with your physician, you may want to pump and dump. You should resume breastfeeding asap, meaning as soon as you feel better. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
What causes swollen lymph nodes breasts n groin and high RBC 5.46 Hematocrite 47.5 and LYMPH absolute 4.7? My lower back shoots pain. What is wrong?
I have a terrible sore throat with swollen glands. What can help relieve the pain? I am a breast feeding mother.
Sore throat: First of all, consult your primary care doctor to rule out a strep throat because you will need an antibiotic for it. If it turns out that you just have a viral infection, you may be able to take Acetaminophen preferably and gargle with warm salt water every 4 hours. Practise frequent handwashing to protect your baby from getting your infection. ...Read more
Uncertain: Other things besides cancer can cause lymph node enlargement but it certainly warrants being checked out by you primary care physician. They may elect to follow you for a few weeks to see if it doesn't go away. If not, they may refer you to someone to do a sampling which can be done as a small surgery or needle procedure. ...Read more
Big: Fibrous breast describes the consistency of the breast tissue which is made up mostly of fat. Swollen lymph nodes are lumpy and usually present at or close to an area where cancerous cell, inflammation or infection is present. The lumpy tissue in the breasts is unlikely to be from enlarged lymph nodes especially in the absence of nodes at the armpits or elsewhere. ...Read more
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