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Reasons for recurring painful lymph node - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   hi
User :   i want to have some knowlwdge about lymph node
Doctor :   They are the body's defense mechanism
User :   i had a lymph node last year on left side of my neck after taking some anti biotics it was cured
Doctor :   They are present all over the body and arrest the infection causing Bacteria and Viruses
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   but since 3 month i am having the same problem.
Doctor :   Was it examined for Tuberculosis
Doctor :   Was it removed or Biopsy done
User :   yes i had all the test done and it was negative
Doctor :   CAn you tell me where the lymphnode was..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no biopsy was not done because it went off completely..
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   i am working in merchant navy... so this time i could not take any treatment. i had to take some antibiotics which was present in the ship
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   but this time there was puss formation it just above my color bone..
Doctor :   It is the commonest site for the Swelling of the Lymphnode if it were to arise form Tuberculosis
User :   at first it was very hard.. later it became very soft and it broke lot of puss came from tat..
Doctor :   And since You say that it is been recurring then I would suggest you to go for the Biopsy..
User :   because of that i had to sign off my duty and have come down
Doctor :   Ok i understand..
Doctor :   Are they painful,
User :   is it normal tat something like this happens..
User :   only after it broke it was bit painful..
Doctor :   Yes its very normal during any infection
Doctor :   Do you have any sinusitis
User :   so you suggest me to do a biopsy
Doctor :   or Upper respiratory Tract infection
Doctor :   Yes very much needed
Doctor :   To rule out TB
User :   yes i have sinusitis... not always some times
Doctor :   Since its very much curable in any stage..
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   so if i have tb can it be cured completely..
Doctor :   Completely..
Doctor :   Just 6 months of medications and you will be fine
User :   ok...
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User :   ok..
Doctor :   You were typing something
User :   thank you for the advice..
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no doctor thak you..
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