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Swollen lymph gland, headache, neck ache. Kidney problem. What can be done?

Hi about six weeks ago my neck started aching when twisting to look over shoulder or reversing car . A couple of weeks later it had travelled down my shoulders and down my arms into my muscles it feels like I m seizing up . A few days ago I found a lump in the side of my brea can things change in a short time st but think that it might be a limp I think that s what s its called a few days ago I found a swollen lymph gland in side of my neck but it feels like its pulling on side of my head giving me a head ache. Back in January I had full bloods done because my kidneys are only working 60%
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,

It s important get a complete clinical review. More than two sites affected with enlarged lymph nodes is what is called generalized lymphadenopathy. Causes could range from infectious (viral and bacterial), tumoral (cancer), systemic disease (sarcoidosis) or some medications too. It is compelling in your case to have a breast examination to rule out any breast masses or nodules. A history of respiratory tract infection during this period could support the hypothesis of infectious mononucleosis. Screening for HIV is important in this case.

A complete blood count in search of the white blood cell level changes could give a good orientation. Based on other clinical findings, a lymph node biopsy and other blood tests could be asked.

It is impo

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General & Family Physician Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,

It s important get a complete clinical review. More than two sites affected with enlarged lymph nodes is what is called generalized lymphadenopathy. Causes could range from infectious (viral and bacterial), tumoral (cancer), systemic disease (sarcoidosis) or some medications too. It is compelling in your case to have a breast examination to rule out any breast masses or nodules. A history of respiratory tract infection during this period could support the hypothesis of infectious mononucleosis. Screening for HIV is important in this case.

A complete blood count in search of the white blood cell level changes could give a good orientation. Based on other clinical findings, a lymph node biopsy and other blood tests could be asked.

It is impo

Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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