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Enlarged lymph nodes due to mouth ulcers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   My left virchows gland has started popping up and going and i cant work out why, i feel fine no colds nothing can you help?
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any pain in that area ?
User :   no, it has gone down this evening but today i was raised and painful. just the gland no where else
Doctor :   may i know your occupation ?
User :   kitchen fitter
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any fever, weight loss, or anything else ?
User :   no nothing else. ive had a back back from work but thats it.
User :   bit of stomach pain aswell
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
Doctor :   can u tell me the size of the node as well ?
User :   im 21
User :   its about the size of a coin
Doctor :   also can u tell me how you came to know the name of the lymph node ?
User :   ive read about it on the internet
Doctor :   ok , good
User :   known as supracurvicular but also called virchows
Doctor :   yes thats right
Doctor :   at the age of 21, such node enlargement could be due to local infections
User :   mouth ulcers?
User :   i have 2 of them on gum
User :   on my gum
Doctor :   yes, any sort of inflammation in the ear , nose throat area can cause such nodes to enlarge
Doctor :   for the mouth ulcers, use gel called anbesol,
Doctor :   this will heal them
User :   ok thanks
User :   yehh i use bongela just to hide it for a while
User :   can i ask you something else?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
User :   ages ago i found a lump on my testicle
Doctor :   may i know the size and other symptoms that u had ?
Doctor :   like pain ?
User :   this is going to sound weird but i though it was a dream. and i felt it must have been ages ago
User :   no pain
User :   like a grain of rice
User :   maybe a bit bigger
Doctor :   oh ok
User :   if it was cancer. would i see any other symptons?
Doctor :   if it is cancer, you will see a large enlarged testes , pain ,
User :   oh soo its more than likely a cyst?
Doctor :   yes , it could be
User :   right ok, like i said i think its been there a while and im stupid and forget to get it physically checked out
User :   what else could the lump be?
Doctor :   usually there are remnants of fetal period that do not grow normally out
Doctor :   they can persist and they may be felt in the same way
User :   ohh right so i shouldnt worry too much?
User :   its painless so im fine
Doctor :   yes , no need to worry
Doctor :   u will be fine
Doctor :   Hope i have answered your queries
User :   yehh you have thanks for your help
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   please leave your feedback at the end of this chat
User :   ohh one more thing while i have 2 mins left
User :   i will
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
User :   my lower back clicks? when i walk
User :   like right on my spine
User :   i can feel it
User :   shall i go to the doctor or just stretch more?
Doctor :   does it hurt when u walk /?
User :   noo but i can feel it
Doctor :   stretching for a few days and massage therapy will help
User :   ok briliaint thanks for your help today
User :   good bye
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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