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My 5 year old son has a swollen lymph node on his neck that has been there for 6 weeks now. Recently he has been getting nosebleeds, bad pains in his legs and arms, to the point he crys and can't walk. He is pale and has dark circles around his eyes. He's gotten more irritably and upset as well. I took him to the ER today and they found another swollen node under his chin as well. They did a CBC and said it was normal. When I ask for a copy of the blood work, I noticed that his WBC is 9.2 normal, but his RBC is Low, as well as his HCT,MCV,MCH. His MONOCYTES flagged as high. Is this normal? I'm afraid that this may be leukemia and I'm not sure how to proceed.
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replied May 4th, 2012
Has your son been checked for lead? My son had the same thing happen at the age of three and I too was scared that he might have cancer. Turned out he had lead poisioning from the dirt in our yard. They gave him some medication and we moved to a new neighborhood and after about a month he was fine.
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replied October 16th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Your son looks like anemic. If nodes are significantly enlarged, he should undergo a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. Otherwise supportive care and follow ups should be considered. Lymphadenopathy is common in children due to infections too.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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