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What is the cause and solution for pain in follicular lymphoma patient?

Diagnosis is low grade follicular lymphoma. CT shows no obviously enlarged lymph nodes but # has increased in multiple regions. Pt has unrelenting pain, 6-8/10 in bilateral axillary, and groin regions and constant headache. Is the pain from the 1cm lymph nodes or something else? How would you treat the pain?
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
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The cause of pain in follicular lymphoma could be certain infections.But other times there is no known cause.
You're also more likely to get the disease if you have HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or celiac disease, which are all immune system disorders which causes pain.

You are more likely to get follicular lymphoma as you age. People are 60 years old, on average, when diagnosed.

The pain in low grade follicular lymphoma is treated by tab morphine 15 to 30 mg orally every 4 hours as needed.

Its side effect are Abdominal or stomach pain
blurred vision
bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
chest pain or discomfort
confusion
cough
decreased urination
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

These side effects can be managed symptomatically.

Regards
Dr DE
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What is the cause and solution for pain in follicular lymphoma patient?

Hi The cause of pain in follicular lymphoma could be certain infections.But other times there is no known cause. You re also more likely to get the disease if you have HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or celiac disease, which are all immune system disorders which causes pain. You are more likely to get follicular lymphoma as you age. People are 60 years old, on average, when diagnosed. The pain in low grade follicular lymphoma is treated by tab morphine 15 to 30 mg orally every 4 hours as needed. Its side effect are Abdominal or stomach pain blurred vision bulging soft spot on the head of an infant burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, pins and needles , or tingling feelings change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow chest pain or discomfort confusion cough decreased urination dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position These side effects can be managed symptomatically. Regards Dr DE