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Swollen painful lymph node on neck since 3 months and high white blood cells count. What is cause?

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Hi I wanted to know is swollen lymph nodes on neck can be swollen for 3 months. Mine is swollen and very painful my ultrasound showed swollen nodes and the radiologist says its fat deposit but my doctor said no. I am waiting for a biopsy but my blood work was normal only had high white blood cells .What can be reason for swollen lymph nodes, thanks

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Category: Family Physician-GP
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Hello, Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

With your symptom of swollen lymph nodes in neck and increased WBC count points out to infection.

An infection causes the lymph nodes to swell. You can have antibiotics like clindamycin to relieve from the infection. Swollen gland can produce a lot of discomfort, if you have pain you can take over the counter medication like Tylenol.  You can apply a warm cloth on the swollen nodes, relieve your discomfort.

If you feel your swollen gland are increasing in size and you develop any difficulty iin breathing its important you see a physician immediately.

Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask follow-up questions

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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