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Symptoms started 6 weeks ago.. My 17 year old son has been seen in the ER 4 times in 6 weeks. It started out as chest pain, major headache,coughing, fatigue and excessive sweating. He is asthmatic so they blew the first 2 visits off as major asthma issues and then as possible stomach bug. However the 3rd visit he developed Swollen left armpit lymph nodes, and still had fatigue,major headache, and dizziness. They believed he had cat scratch fever (results came back negative) However his wbc was still elevated so they said take antibiotics and should go away. 4th visit still symptoms and lymph node still swollen was sent home to continue antibiotics and rest. His lymph nodes shrank and he was fine for about 2 weeks. Today his lymph nodes are swollen again and same symptoms except add hands shaking uncontrollable for a few mins till he ate. Symptoms still Swollen underarm lymph node,fatigue,excessive sweating,major headache,dizzy,shaking. I am very worried.. what can this be???


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replied October 19th, 2018
Infectious Diseases Answer A64504
Welcome to e health forum.

It is difficult to give a specific diagnosis without a proper physical examination in person.

But it is possible that he may be having a severe viral or bacterial infection or immunological or blood disorder which needs to be properly assessed.

Hence it would be recommended to consult a hematologist as well as a rheumatologist for a proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.


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