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What causes swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

hi monocytes absolute number is 0.9 in cbc test , only one month ago was 0.5 I have now a small increasing of my lymph near to my throat on the neck , I am taking antibiotic , and I feel its going smaller after 6 days using the antibiotic , is it normal to have 0.9 monocytes (lab range is 0.2-0.8)
Mon, 12 Mar 2018
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Hi,
Thanks for the query. I understand your concern.
lymph node enlargement in neck indicates infection in the area drained by the nodes( teeth,ear,nose throat skin of face ). That is confirmed by the fact that it is decreasing after antibiotic course.
Monocytes up to.range of .2 to
.9 is within normal limits.
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