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can glands be swollen due to the extra hormones?

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Hi. About a week ago, I had to take the morning after pill.. And within the past couple of days I've noticed the glands in my neck seem to be a little swollen. My throat isn't red nor do I have any indications of pus on it. I don't have a fever either. Could it be due to the extra hormones from the pill?? Other than that, I feel completely fine

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replied October 7th, 2014
Sexual Health - Women Answer A49500

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the swollen lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Other causes include allergic reactions, arthritis, cancer, metabolic diseases, and an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

Taking post coital pills does not cause swollen lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes remain swollen, then get the above mentioned causes ruled out from a physician.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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