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swollen lymph nodes with pain

my boyfriend went to the hospital 2 nights ago because he thought he had pulled his groin muscle . we get there and they do a blood test , ekg , xray, ultra sounds. his xray great ,ekg great, but in the ultra ssoundshe hads swollen lymph nodes in the lower caff . and his white blood cells were rised . his foot has swollen alot and hes on a infection medication and vicoden for the pain but they said that what they are thinkn and hopen for his that he just has a lyphnod infection and that it will go away with some medication . but i just want to now what i should do for his swellen whats the likely its lymphoma hes 500 pounds were trying every thing to get his swelling down . the painful part is that his foots swollen. he doesnt have dietbitys he was tested for a blood cut that came back negitive . i am just so scare hes scared.please just help me . they said that if his white blood cells dont drop with in two weeks they need to do a cat scan and then proble a biopsy . so please what do u guys think ?????
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replied January 1st, 2010
Lymphoma is, in general, a painless disease. Based upon the information that you've provided, this does sound like an infection (although I cannot offer a specific diagnosis over the internet).

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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