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Sore throat , swollen lymph nodes , and stomach ache

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i was diagnosed with heli pylori bacteria 3 months ago...i was given a weeks course of antibiotics that made me better but when i stopped my stomach pain came back..i have had a endoscopy and ct scan and ultra sound and every thing has come back clear....the problem i have is a constant stomach ache and sore throat and swollen lymph nodes on my left side of my neck....i have had this now for the last couple of months...have you any ideas what this could be..i eat very healthy and am doing all the right things but im still in constant pain...if it is ibs can i make a full recovery because i dont think i can live with this forever.....many thanks spencerspark@msn.com


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replied June 19th, 2008
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A4292
It is likely that your sore throat and swollen lymph nodes on the neck are one problem and the stomach ache is another problem. It doesn’t seem likely that they are somehow connected. If your sore throat and swollen lymph nodes exists for a long time you can request a microbiological examination of throat and nose samples to identify if there is an infective agent causing your throat symptoms. A standard blood analyses (blood count, sedimentation, CRP, ASO etc.) can be also requested.


If there is nothing wrong with your stomach you might have IBS; there are also certain other disorders that need to be ruled out first.



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