It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lymphomas Message Board

  • My 6 year old has large swollen lymph nodes on his neck.

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
    Ktay89's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2012
    Posts: 3
    Ktay89 HB User
    My 6 year old has large swollen lymph nodes on his neck.

    I am a bit concerned this past Thursday I noticed that sometime during the school day my sons glands had swollen in the posterior triangle of his neck. One was about the size of a golf ball with other lesser swollen ones surrounding it. The largest one is not hard nor is it soft. The lesser ones are all hard and none move nor do they hurt him. We went to the ER to be told it was lymphadenitis and given antibiotics. The doc did no tests to determine this just an exam of his neck.
    So we gave him the antibiotics and waited. Come yesterday morning the swelling has not went down and he still has no symptoms of any infection and he feels fine. So we went to his pediatrician who said "If she had to guess it was mono." He has no symptoms and she let him return to school today. I thought mono was very contagious so her letting him back in school confused me. She did still do a CBC and a few blood cultures.
    The tests won't come back for a few days and the cultures not for a few weeks. I am worried this is something more than the doctor is letting on. She is a great doctor but she is one not to give her opinion until she has all the facts and tries to keep us parents from freaking out. If any of this sounds like I need to worry please give me your reasons. And if I'm just being a paranoid mom, I'm ok with hearing that too. I'm just trying to get information.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Closed Thread

    cancer, lymphoma, mono lymphoma, mononucleosis, swollen lymph node

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:19 AM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!