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What Causes Severe Pain In Neck Along With Swollen Lymph Nodes?

Had typhoid 3 months ago with severe neck pain and swollen lymphnodein he back of my neck. The node have not completely gone back to its normal size. Does typhoid come with pain in the neck and can pain in the neck cause a swollen lymph node?.Also why is the node not returning to normal size
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
Typhoid fever causes symptoms related to gastrointestinal tract (GIT).
Typhoid fever does not cause lymph node enlargement in the neck.
Lymph node enlargement in the neck can be due to infection, inflammation or malignancy.
A fine needle aspiration cytology of the lymph node is required to know the cause of its enlargement.
In fine needle aspiration cytology, a needle is inserted into the lymph node, cells are aspirated and stained with appropriate stains.
The stained cells are studied microscopically to know the most probable cause of its enlargement.
The cause of enlargement of lymph node and its probable treatment can only be done after relevant investigations.
Thus, consult your primary healthcare provider for clinical assessment and thus management.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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What Causes Severe Pain In Neck Along With Swollen Lymph Nodes?

Hello and welcome to HCM, Typhoid fever causes symptoms related to gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Typhoid fever does not cause lymph node enlargement in the neck. Lymph node enlargement in the neck can be due to infection, inflammation or malignancy. A fine needle aspiration cytology of the lymph node is required to know the cause of its enlargement. In fine needle aspiration cytology, a needle is inserted into the lymph node, cells are aspirated and stained with appropriate stains. The stained cells are studied microscopically to know the most probable cause of its enlargement. The cause of enlargement of lymph node and its probable treatment can only be done after relevant investigations. Thus, consult your primary healthcare provider for clinical assessment and thus management. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja Puri