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Question: 5 weeks pregnant with swollen lymph node

 hebber - Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:21 am

I just found out I am pregnant about 2 weeks ago. This morning I have woke up to a headache and a swollen lymph gland behind my right earlobe. Should I worry? I do have a bad tooth on my upper right but its not hurting. Also my ear feels cojested on my right. What should I do at this point and is this going to effect my little embryo? Thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:45 am

User avatar Hi Hebber,

It sounds like you are developing a cold. Many viruses can cause congestion and lymph node swelling. It is very unlikely that this is dangerous to your baby. You should let your obstetrician know about any illnesses that you have during your pregnancy, though.

Best wishes.
 hebber - Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:37 am

Thank you so much for your reply!! Thats exactly what happened. I have got a really bad cold with some ear pressure. Thank you so much I was worried it might be something more serious.

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