What causes swollen axillary lymph node with a red streak?
My question is, should I text my doctor about this new lump, or should I wait and watch with the other two. (She recommended a sonogram on the lymph nodes if a change in size / pain occurred or if they were still there after two weeks). My doctor is really busy and I don't was to needlessly bother her.
What is your opinion. Am I worrying too much?
A cytological/histological diagnosis is required.
Hi XXXX Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query.
I feel that your worrying is justified. If I were your doctor, with the history of hard and fixed lymph node swellings without much pain and inflammatory features, after a routine blood test like CBC, PS, and an ESR, I would advise you for a FNAC(fine needle aspiration cytology) for a cytological diagnosis, and an excision biopsy for a histological diagnosis for confirmation if need be. I would also add an ultrasound of abdomen to rule out similar pathology inside, and any organomegaly. Further management would depend on the conclusive diagnosis with the help of a physical examination and related investigation reports.
I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts.
Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. Wishing you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.
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