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Swelling in lymph nodes, ear pain, tiredness. ESR, blood count abnormal. Treatment?

hi i have a swollen lymph nodes on both sides of my neck for 6 months now i also have ear pain and always feel quite tired. I finally got my GP to do some tests and had a phone call a few days ago that I need to repeat the tests in two weeks time. my appointment with the doctor was cancelled and they didn t give me any further information. I got another phone call today and was told the same information but this time i was told that two tests ESR and the full blood count were abnormal but didn t tell me anything else. i know that it will be more helpful if they gave me the actual test indications but ....i was wondering what possible outcomes there may be?
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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hello. esr and blood counts are very non specific tests and just indicate whether infection is present or not. i do'nt think it is serious , and you should not worry much. it is advisable to repeat the test in 2 weeks and persistently increased esr may indicate something else, in that case your physician will be able to direct you further. thanks
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