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Fixed, hard, non movable lymph nodes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my name is XXXXXXXX im a 35 yr old female with tons of concerns.
high wbc-2years
swollen lymphnodes off and on 2 years
white coated tounge 2 yrs
5 aids test within 2 years-negative
bone marrow biopsy-negative
i have epstein bar
all these symptoms started after a mono diagnoses in 08
take you this year i have a residual thymus and in march noticed a huge cervical neck node bulging out after a short virus. i finally got it looked at last wed he ultrasounded it and said it was hard fixed and non moveable he was concernd even told me 85% chance with my history it was a slow growing lymphoma. had lympnode removal friday he called this eve said no lymphoma but thinks its cat scratch fever! WHAT? for 2 years? i have no cat nor been around cats and my node is not painful i also have been on at least #
3 rounds of antibiotics since node appeard....very confused are biopsy/pathology reports always right? should i get another opinion and send biopsy else where also have horrible night sweats and some fever thats really all. please help so scared and confused and a lil tired of all this
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User :   k
Doctor :   Biopsy and histopathological findings are more often most diagnostic tool of investigation.
Doctor :   However, if there is still a doubt regarding it, you can take a second opinion from a different pathologist regarding it.
User :   im okay with it not being lymphoma for sure but csf? seriously
User :   and for 2 years is that even possible
User :   i read that with csf the nodes hurt mine did not and were fixed
User :   what would ur advice be?
Doctor :   One of the clinical pictures of cat scratch disease is persistent lymphadenoapathy which can persists for months.
Doctor :   The other symptoms may or may not be present.
Doctor :   However this condition is diagnosed by investigations alone.
Doctor :   Since a biopsy was suggestive of this disease, a doctor cannot go against it, unless there is a sufficient proof against this illness.
Doctor :   Hence if there is a doubt regarding this, a second opinion of the biopsy sample be done.
User :   not sure biopsy showed it actually think he is just suggesting it
User :   are the nodes hard non moveable and fixed in csf
Doctor :   Usually they are tender and not fixed in the case of Cat scratch disease.
User :   ok anywhere i can reashearch more on this that u find good
User :   what else would cause fixed hard non moveable nodes
Doctor :   This condition is diagnosed based on the investigation findings alone, since this has been for a long time.
Doctor :   Fixed hard, non movable lymphnodes are seen in other chronic infections such as tuberculosis.
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