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Swollen neck glands. Had abscess on gum removal, node behind ear, ear canal pain. Diagnosis?

Hello there, I am 19 male, 5'11. I have had swollen neck glands for a few months now, after an abscess on gum removal, another node behind left ear, moderately i have experiences some ear canal pain none lately but the base of my neck on the right and left side are stiff and i feel another set of nodes there as well, my groin occasionally does itch, any diagnosis?
Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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Hello,
Groin itch is seperate from the neck .
In neck you do have enlarged lumph nodes and for that you need to get investigated ---
CBC, ESR (blood tests)
Ultrasonography neck
you may require antibiotics and anti inflammatory for 7 days and then if the nodes have not subsided then you need to get done--'
Fine needle aspiration cytology ie for tissue diagnosis of the lymph node.
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