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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: very sore lymph node in neck ... again


 spiritualgirl - Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:24 pm

I'm a 36 yr.old female. I do have quite an allergy history. Last July (2006) had hives for 3 months, never finding reason. Just about a month ago I had a very sore lymph node in my neck. That lasted for about 2 wks. It hurt to talk, turn my head, lift my head from pillow etc. I was about to give doctor a call when it started feeling better, so I didn't. Well now a month later it's doing it again. Same exact symptoms, with no cold either time. I do have hives again that just started last week(think they're coming from the sun, heat) and now the lymph node again. It's been sore for a couple of days now. I feel pain with it without even touching it, just to turn head, talk, etc... it's so sore. Doesn't seem swollen though, if it is, it's not visible. Many surgeries in past for female issues, but no surgeries for approx 9 yrs. Meds are premarin, hydrochlorathozide, atenalol, lisinopril, zoloft, baby aspirin, and lunesta. If you could give me some input that would be great. A little concerned about cancer.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:25 pm

User avatar Hi Spirtualgirl,

Occasionally, lymph nodes can become infected with bacteria causing pain. It may also be that you have a viral infection that is not causing symptoms because the immune system is fighting it off. When the immune system becomes active it can cause the lymph nodes to be sore.

I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at this to see if you need antibiotics since this is the second episode.

Best wishes.

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