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I have one swollen lymph node in my neck. I have had swollen…

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I have one swollen lymph node in my neck. I have had swollen tonsils and pus on my tonsils for about 7 weeks however the pus on my tonsils had just gone away. I have been on two rounds of antibiotics. Just yesterday my lymph node in my neck became very swollen. No other symptoms and throat now feels fine

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?

About 7 weeks. and no

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No medical history

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hello thanks for responding. Is there any idea on what I could be dealing with?
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

How old are you? Do you smoke or drink or have you done either heavily in the past?

When was the last round of antibiotics finished?

Is the lymph node tender? Is it hard or soft?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am 22 no smoking or drinking now or in the past. Last round of antibiotics was finished about three weeks ago amoxicillin. The lymph node is soft and tender
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

OK, based off your history and what it looks like it does not sound like anything concerning like cancer.

You may have something called cervical adenitis, which is a swollen, inflamed lymph node that may be infected. You may need a stronger antibiotic and perhaps a longer course to try to get rid of it. Amoxicillin is the first line, but you may need a second line antibiotic like Augmentin. Hope that helps.

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

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