Suggest remedies for swollen lymphnodes in the neck and armpit

default
Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 in Lump
Question: swollen lymphnodes in left side neck and arm pit. 99 fever. flank pain. neg uti and culture. 10.8 wbc. nausea and vomiting. no food for 3 days. hardly drinking.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
C reactive protein, possible infection, see doctor for thorough evauation

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

Swollen lymph nodes and fever is suggestive of an infection. However, the white blood cell count you report is more suggestive of a viral infection. This could also be bacterial though. A blood culture could be useful, as well as a C reactive protein measurement, to see if we could get some antibiotics prescribed.

Negative urine culture is reassuring that it s not an urinary tract infection. However, nausea and vomiting and loss of appetite is suggestive of the fact you need keener medical attention.

I suggest a C reactive protein measurement to be sure if you need antibiotics to be prescribed or not, and a lymph node biopsy for examination, based on the findings of your doctor and your evolution on treatment.

Rarer conditions like lymphomas , abscesses and at times urinary tuberculosis, generally present with absent or negative urinary exam findings should be kept in mind.

No worries for now, but I think you need a clinical exam by your doctor.

Thanks and kind regards as I wish you the best of health.

Dr Bain


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 3092 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Flank pain

doctor1 MD

Hi, I've been having random sharp pains on right abdominal side. Been feeling it for months. Hurts when lying on right side or wear tight fitting...

doctor1 MD

I am having cloudy urine with a strong odor

doctor1 MD

I am concerned about my general health due to an antidepressant I am taking for OCD called Luvox; if not for this worry, I would want to continue...

doctor1 MD

A dark purple almost quarter size bruise appeared under my wifes lower lip in the centre where a man would have hair in the centre. It appeared...

doctor1 MD

i have chronic flank pain, had kidney stone surgery in april 2011, never had any issues til now. i had ct scan and no stones, however now going for...

doctor1 MD

I went to the ER per my doctors orders, I am having right flank pain(history of stones) and severe mid abdominal pain. I've thrown up multiple...

doctor1 MD

My symptoms are all over the board. I have low back pain which radiated to my left hip. I went to a doctor who took xrays and said I have a bone...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

182 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2