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Types Of Cervical Infections
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Infected: Red, swollen, tender, pus drainage. Google images has wound infection images for your reference. If it is of any help, infections in the anterior neck are rare. Go see your surgeon right away. He may start you on oral antibiotics of there is a concern. In the meantime, drink orange juice or take vitamin c and zinc tablets to speed up the wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got swabbed for some kind of infection. However, I also have a family history of cervical cancer. Will the swabs they took also look for that?
Not really: Getting swabbed for infection in association with family history of cervix Ca suggests the swab was vaginal in origin. If done by Gyn a Pap may have been requested. If ordered by infectious disease MD only cultures may be taken and no formal Pap smear performed. One would have to speak with LMD having taken the smear. ...Read more
Can lymph nodes stay swollen for 7 months after mono infection. Lymph nodes are bilateral in post. cervical area 1.3 cm or less. I touch them everyday?
Yes, not abnormal: Once inflamed and enlarged, sometimes lymph nodes never return to previous normal size. If you're otherwise well, it doesn't mean anything if you can still feel them. Anyway, repeated touching -- especially if you poke hard to find them, rub them, etc -- can cause further inflammation, keeping them large. I suggest you vow to keep your hands off for the next month. You may they find they're gone. ...Read more
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