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Painful lymph nodes and stiff neck

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i have been on antibotics ( augmentin sp?) for 6 weeks now..i started with just one swollen cervical lymph node on the right there is 3 or 4 of them..they are very painful..i also have a very stiff neck..facial pressure...headache..and multipule bruises that wont heal and come up for no reason at all.i have also lost about 40 pounds over the past year with out dieting or working out. i was just wondering if anyone knew antying about these sypmtoms together..i also have a puitarty tumor(its not to big) just thought i should mention that...any ideas would be great..thanks.

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replied April 26th, 2010
Gland Disorders Answer A11545

Thanks for using ehealth forum. I am glad to help you.

As you describe a weight loss, be sure to speak with your physician about the possibility of tuberculosis first. Your doctor may also check for the possibility of a malignancy as well.

You should meet a general surgeon for this purpose and he will be able to guide you. If the infection is confirmed, then you will have to be put on an alternative antibiotic for another course of time.

Wish you good Health.
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