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I've had swollen glands in my neck for almost 12 months now. I have previously had some tests done - I have had glandular fever (mono. etc) when I was a teenage (I'm now 35) but not present now and I've had full testing of all other diseases which showed up negative (ie STD's). I've also had a ultra sound on two glands and that came back ok also.

They almost went away but are now back up worst that ever. Is it possible to be an allergic reaction?? I do sufer from a lot of seasonal allergies but control this with antihistamides and a steriod nasal spray.

Should I be worried and get further tests?
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replied October 15th, 2008
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By far, the most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection. Given that the swelling has occurred for more than a couple of weeks, you need further medical attention. I'd suggest that you request the following diagnostic procedures:

* Blood tests including liver function tests, kidney function tests, and CBC with differential
* lymph node biopsy
* chest x-ray
* liver-spleen scan
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replied May 30th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Lymph node enlargement is clinically significant only if its more than 2cm in size, hard or rubbery and associated with constitutional symptoms like unexplained fever, weight loss and drenching sweats.
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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