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Painful lump under the chin, lymphadenitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how may i help you ?
User :   AAAAAAA
User :   i have a lump on the side of my neck n it realy hurts, do u no wot it cud b
Doctor :   from when you have the lump ?
User :   about 4 month now
Doctor :   what is the size of the lump ?
User :   my dr sed its nothin 2 worry about if its not enlargin! but it hurts thou
User :   about the side of a cherry
Doctor :   which side of the neck it is there can you give me the exact anatomic location ?
User :   its on the left side in the middle of the coller bone n jaw bone
Doctor :   what did your doctor say about the diagnosis of the lump ?
User :   that its a lymp node n nothin 2 worry about as i have sum swollen lymp nodes under my chin 2
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if it is a lymph node and it is there for more than 4 months and now starting to hurt it is better you get an biopsy of it
Doctor :   before that
User :   wot cud it b
Doctor :   was a course of antibiotic was administered to see the nodes regress or not ?
User :   noo they av jus stayed the same size but hurt now
Doctor :   than you can try with a course of antibiotics and see whether they regress or not
Doctor :   if not you need a biopsy to see what it is
User :   i wil go 2 my doctor n explain he has got 2 do sum thing
User :   am scared thinkin av got cancer nd tha i am goin 2 die soon! I realy believe it aswel as i smoke n drink :-(
Doctor :   smoke is a causative factor cancer of oral and upper aerodigestive and lung cancer
User :   i no am tryin so hard 2 stop but i think the damage is already dun now
Doctor :   lymph node enlargement the usual cause is infection , tuberculosis and it is secondaries
User :   ok i wil go 2 my doc
User :   can i talk about summit else
Doctor :   yes you can
User :   wel i av been avin unprotected sex the last few weeks n i am on my period every 2 weeks or it varies but las tues i had sex n 2day i am bleedin cud i stil b pregnant
User :   from 5 wks ago or from las tues
Doctor :   if there is a bleed(periods) than it is not possible you can become pregnant
User :   ok
Doctor :   following the Tuesday you have had a flow so it is not possible for the pregnancy to occur
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