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Swollen cervical lymph nodes, benign, causes and treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have had swollen cervical lymph nodes at the right side of my neck just below the mandible muscles on the carotid artery. 7 antibiotics 5 blood (started 6 months ago) tests chest x ray, CT and a core needle biopsy. Its not mono, cmv and no high white count. its swollen and tender to touch, occasionally aches. nothing extrodinary about any tests. 6 days later after biopsy its still swollen. Also, 100mg morphine couldn't dull the pain after lidocaine wore off. Biopsy came back "benign lymph node. not a tumor, not cancer" what the hell!? what is wrong, and why is this happening? what was missed?
Doctor :   did you had any throat pain, or cough, fever
User :   back in july i had a strep infection
User :   went away with amoxacillin fine
Doctor :   ok
User :   lymph node stayed swollen
Doctor :   were you treated for the same
User :   yes
User :   however
User :   i got a snother soar throat and staph infection about sept/oct
User :   and it took
User :   4 antibiotics to clear that
Doctor :   ok
User :   the lymph nodes stayed swollen
Doctor :   when was the biopsy done
User :   6 days ago
User :   it was sonogram guided because of its close proximity to the coratid artery
Doctor :   did you had any loss of weight in the recent
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