Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Sore throat, enlarged cervical nodes, no rashes, positive strep test, bloating. What is wrong?

User rating for this question
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1968
Answered : 298 Questions
I am 18 years old and I have a sore throat. I've had it for 11 days. 10 days ago I went to the doctor. My doctor said my eardrums are clear and my throat is red, but I have no tonsils. I had enlarged anterior cervical nodes, on both sides and they're tender. I have no rashes and I He said I didn't have any abnormal sounds in my chest. He felt my belly and said I don't have any enlarged organs. They did a rapid strep test which was positive and they gave me penicillin V, 250 milligrams 4 times a day and I have taken them for 10 days. Now, I'm going back because my throat is only a little bit better and I still feel tired. Yesterday, I noticed 2 small posterior cervical nodes, and my stomach feels bloated and full. I'm in anatomy class so I think I'm right on where the lymph nodes are. I don't smoke and I don't take anything except birth control. I'm not allergic to anything that I know of. I've had fever but not very high. I'm not feeling much better, even though I took the medicine. What's wrong?
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Andrew Rynne MD 1 hour later

Hi there. Thank you for posting your question. I will do my best to help you.

To me this sounds very much like infectious mononucleosis, also called "glandular fever". It is self-limiting and you will be fine.

I know. Even doctors and medical students can be neurotic, so here we go: This is not cancer, not Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin's etc. You are going to be fine!

I hope that I have answered your questions fully and been of some help. If you have anymore questions please contact me again anytime.

Dr Andrew Rynne.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor