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Symptoms of lymphoma and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   7 days ago i had been suffering with excessive night sweats swollen glands underneath the jaw and right hand side of neck, constant headaches and general weekness.................a week on i still have the sweats every night that my sheets are soaked, the headaches constantly although the glands have gone down by half they are still there, the one under my jaw is fairly hard. i also have a sore throat which is very white at the back and the right ear feels pressurised......went to docs 2 days ago and was prescribed ciprofloxcin for 10 days, he done a blood test to test for not suffering any weight loss and still have a ver healthy appetite.....what do u think? thanks XXXXXXXx
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXXXXX here
User :   hi doctor XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Doctor :   give me a min please.. let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   im 24
Doctor :   ok so did you got the reports for the blood test ?
User :   not as yet i had them done on monday and he said end of the week
Doctor :   ok so after taking ciprofloxcin have you noticed any relief ?
User :   i only started taking them monday, but people who have seen me since last week have said that the swelling has come down
User :   which can only be good i gues??
Doctor :   ok thats a good sign
Doctor :   do you have fever?
Doctor :   do you smoke ?
User :   fever - i have hot flushes now and again but nothing prolonged and not constant.....i occasionally smoke but havent for a couple of weeks
User :   just the night sweats
Doctor :   ok please do stop smoking completely, and i think you would have to carry on with the antibiotics as prescribed by your physician and we will wait for your blood reports to come in
Doctor :   till then let me tell you few things that you can do to feel better
User :   does it sound like cnacer too you dcotor?
User :   doco
User :   docotr
Doctor :   its can be even be a severe infection as the onset was rapid
Doctor :   and you dont have weight loss
Doctor :   cancer usually does not comes with such symptoms .. but thats why we do the tests to rule out all the possibilities and you responding to medications is a good sign
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