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Swollen and painful lymph node under arm. Knot on back of neck. Related symptoms?

Lymph node under right arm has been swollen and painful when I move my arm or touch it. Has been this way for a year now, went away for a month then recently came back. Today I noticed a marble sized knot on back of neck , top of trapezoid muscleIt it is sore to the touch. I do not know what any of this could be or if they are related. Please help I am very worried and do not have medical insurance to get this checked out
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Dear Concerned.,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Thanks for writing to us.

Through history you have indicated the duration of symptoms as 01 year indicates that it is a Chronic lesion/any infection long standing/caries tooth/family history of pulmonary kochs/evening rise of temperature regularly/loss of appetite and loss of weight.

The probabalities include infections such as Kochs/lymphomas ? Hodgkins(? Remote Possibility)

Whether the above history is positive in your case or not.,

Your family doctor may be requested to alter the protocol as follows ,

by first doing (a)Routine Hemogram (b)Urinalysis (c)X-RayChest PA View (d)Neck X-ray AP (top of Trapezoid Area)and Lateral to know any bony extension of lesion. Last but the pointer "The gold standard for investigating" the above is,

(e) by doing a FNAC(Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) in a Pathology centre and consult a general Surgeon with pathologist's reports.HPE report is the finall and binding.You may request for the slide and take a second pathologist's opinion also.

Get well soon,

Best Regards,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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