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Question: lymphnode enlargement


 leerova - Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:14 am

I am about 22 weeks pregnant and noticed about two months ago enlarged lympnodes in my right armpit. I have taken two different courses of antibiotics co-amoxidar and flucloxacillin the bumps seem to have spread into smaller ones . They arent really painful only when pressed hard. Im tired of goin to the clinic,Pls im anxious what are they.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:04 am

User avatar Hi leerova,
Lymph nodes commonly enlarge as a result of viral/bacterial infections because the lymphatic system is the bodies defense in fighting infections, etc. These may not return to their pre-infectious state. Since they have decreased in size since your course of antibiotic treatment I would relate the enlargement to an infectious cause.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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