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My 10 Year Old Son Has Swollen Lymph Nodes In Groin. He Feels Sick All The Time (although He Hasn't Vomited), Has Normal Bloods As Far As I Have Been Told. This Has Been Going On For A Month Now!?

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Please, I urge you to have these lumps biopsied. My 8 year old son started out with enlarged glands at his neck, then underarms and groin. He also was very thin and was always sick. He was continually on antibiotics, prescribed by doctors who refused to look further than their nose. I was even told by one of these doctors that I was just a worry wart and that only 2% of the children that he cared for had anything significant.  I took him to 4 doctors before one was willing to fully investigate my son's symptoms.  My boy was diagnosed with stage 4b Hodgkins lymphoma. Also look for the following symptoms; night sweats, low grade fever, non specific back pain, easy bleeding.  I don't mean to scare you, but please follow your gut instinct. Do NOT delay have your son seen ASAP. I wish your son, you and your entire family the best.
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Does he have night sweats and does he have swollen lymph nodes by the the color bone?
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Hasn't his Dr ordered further tests on your son? He should be having a MRI, further blood work, and he should be seeing a specialist. If your Dr has not referred you I advise you to have him refer your son to a specialists. Having nodules like that in the groin is not normal and needs to be investigated further. If he won't refer him to a specialist, I'd at least get a second opinion. He should also possible have biopsies done on those nodules. It makes me so angry that the Dr hasn't gone any further with this. Don't wait around, get him in asap. It is better to be safe than sorry.
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Thanks again. How long did it take to find out your sons condition. My doctors give me the impression that if his bloods are normal then he must be fine. Hope your son is ok now.
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My 10 year daughter has also had swollen glands in neck, tummy and complaining of tummy pain and sickness, this has been dismissed by all doctors for the last 18 months, always being told it is a viral infection!! I told doc this week, enough is enough, and hopefully getting sorted. Had more blood tests today and then to see consultant at hosp. Get it sorted and dont get fobbed off like me!
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My 10year old has also had 18 months of tummy pain, swollen glands in neck and tummy, and continuously being fobbed off by docs, its always a viral infection ! I have had enough as she eats really healthy, but never seems to gain weight. Stay in there, it will get sorted
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Hello Everyone,
I'm glad I'm not alone in this.. I mean I'm not glad that your child is sick.. Please don't think that..  My son has had almost the same thing now for almost two yrs. He has swollen glands under his arms in his groin and his neck. We have taken him to every doctor we could think of. He is 9 yrs old skinny as a rail. Eats non stop wont gain weight.  The doctor said at first it was cat scratch  and it would take 6 weeks to get out of his system. We then took him to an ears nose and throat specialist. They did surgery and removed his tonsils and adenoids. They said that the lumps would go away and he would stop getting severe bloody noses.. Which he gets them worse now. Hes always complaining of his stomach hurting really bad.. I don't know what to do for him.. ITS CRAZY!! Very scary for my son and for us as parents..  I hope you find out what is wrong with your child. I wish you the best of luck..
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Hi - please get your son tested for celiac disease - if you're not familiar with it - it's a small intestinal disorder - it can be treated by simply going gluten free - i was diagnosed 8 yrs ago at age 33 - I was very thin and always sick as a child - always "belly achee" - eats non-stop and never gains weight - because he may be mal-absorbing his food - go to a gastroenterologist and ask him about celiac - look it up on the net - this could saveur son alot of pain and improve his life
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My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families who have posted here and have sick children.  I encourage you to keep looking, keep seeing other doctors and keep pushing until you get an answer.  Clearly something is wrong, you just need to find the right person to help you figure it out.
I agree with the suggestion to get tested for celiac for the child who is eating all the time, not gaining weight, and has a belly ache.  My daughter was eating all the time, had constant headaches, bad seasonal allergies, belly aches, and fell off her growth curve.  We don't know if she is celiac, because no one thought to test her before we changed her diet, but she does have food allergies and sensitivities.  Once we took her off of dairy, gluten and soy foods, the headaches and the seasonal allergies disappeared.  We started her on digestive enzymes about a year and a half ago, and she is slowly resuming her former growth curve (she shot up one inch within two months of starting the enzymes).
I wish you and your son the best!
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Our son also has 2 swollen lymph nodes in his groin.  He had a biopsy which thankfully was negative for cancer.  He was also told just to give it time but it has been 8 months and no change.  
They don't give us any other ideas what it could be so at this point we are just keeping an eye on it.  He seems to be tired a lot but other than that he doesn't have other symptoms.  So I actually don't have any answers for you but wanted to let you know that there are others with the same problem.
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Have you looked into a lymphedema clinic??? I am a lymphedema therapist and have treated for the past 10 years and it sounds as though this may be something you should look into. Primary lymphedema is considered a congenital deformation of the lymph system and can be identified quickly by a trained eye. Please get your son in with a lymph therapist, you will need to have a doctors order but then can be treated. I wish you well.
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My 10 year old son has two swollen lymph nodes in his neck and he is not sick and shows no other syptoms. He is eating well and is full of energy. Our dr. Said that they were infected and put him on an antibiotic. Should I still be concerned?
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My nine year old son has been throwing up since January and has gone through a CT SCAN, UPPER GI, GASTRIC EMPTYING, AND AN ENDOSCOPY OF THE ESOPHAGUS! He has been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis and while under they found lumps on his duodenum bulb. We are still waiting on results of the test and continue to pray. He has been hurting and has not had a lot of energy, even though he has been throwing up he continues to gain a lot of weight and is swollen. I hope this might help you, in your quest for a cure for your child and may God be with you and your family, we will pray for you. You might want to see a Gastro Dr. If you haven't yet.
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Lymph nodes are usually swollen proximal to the infection, and they can stay raised for months and may never completely resolve.  But as the others have answered keep pursuing another opinion.  God bless
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Have your son checked for mrsa. I had it and so did my grandson, it is very painful and normal antibiotcs don't work . It is a drug resistant form of staff infection going around. 4/2/09

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