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Child having swollen lymph node, head, back, legs and feet hurt, frequent smelly urination

I have a year old grandson who has had swollen lymph nodes for a very long time, recently he has complained that they hurt, that his head, back, legs and feet hurt. he wants back rubs often, he has to urinated often and suddenly. His urine smells bad.Should he be examined? How do I convince his parents to get him checked?
Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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a swollen lymph node is to say that body is trying to fight an infection.. defence is being prepared in the body to fight the invader whether bacteria virus or other.. depending on the site of lymph node that is palpable the close by site of infection is to be checked for..

in children usually the nodes in the neck are palpable without any apparent cause.. could be due to minor illnesses or frequent introduction of new agents into child's body from the environment.. in majority the nodes are not painful.. and if frequently palpated can turn tender too..

but in your grandson you say that he passes urine frequently, suddenly.. there is a possibility of an urinary tract infection which is better to be investigated and ruled out before a full fledged infection occurs.. so better to take him to a pediatrician for the same and get necessary analysis done..
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