Originally Posted by please911
My 12 year old son who is almost turning 13 has a swollen lymph node in his grown area ever since he had mono. Our main doctor said that it was nothing to worry about and it would go away. Now it has been a year and it is still swollen. We asked another doctor and the other doctor said the same thing. Should I be worried? What Should I do or Think? Please help
I read your post this evening. I'm a survior of Hodgeskins Disease which is Cancer of the lympthnoids. I have been in remision for 20 yrs. now. The purpose for lympthnoids you may or may not know is to fight off infection. One lymph is reason not to just ignore however it is not one to pose a real threat at this point. The main thing is to have his blood count checked at least every 6 months if not more. If your count is good, thats another good sign. However if the white is overpowering the red then action is neccessary imediately. Does your son have any signs of night sweats, loss of weight,fevers, etc. these are also outward indications that there is something wrong. I would suggest that you check also for the areas of lympth's, under his arms, check both sides of his neck, swollen puffy-tenderness in the stomach/spleen area. I'm not a doctor and can only advise you by my personal expieriece. If it continues to bother you and then ask your doctor for a Cat Scan. This is one of the first tests that may show if anything is actually happening. Another thing you could do is go to a Hemotologist/Onocolist. These are the experts in this area that will be able to advise you of all your options.
Good luck and God Bless.