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My husband is 39 will be 40 in a few months. The problem

started about 1 year ago after some dental work. He had

a lymph node in his neck swell to the size of a large egg.

He thought it was due to the dental work since his tooth

he had filled was still bothering him and it was under the

jaw same side as the dental work. With in a few weeks the

swelling went away. A few months passed and the lymph

node swelled again. Like the previous time the tooth was

hurting and again after a few weeks the node was back to

normal size. About 4 to 5 weeks ago my entire family had

a flu/cold cough,high fevers,congestion and 2 of my 4

children had strep throat. My husband had a seizure which

he has never had one before. We assumed it was due to

the flu and him having a high fever. Then his lymph node

swelled again but this time it is the size of a baseball.

He also had one night he woke up vomitting and he rarely

vommits and headaches,eye pain and the same tooth

was causing pain. He finaly got to were the pain was to

much and went to the ER 6 days ago. They put him on

antibiotic's and motrin checked his blood. The blood work

came back 100% normal and he had a normal temp. The

ER doc called it acute submandibular mass and said he

needed follow up care Mon. We went in to the doc's Mon.

by this time the swelling had went down like 20% still a

huge mass the doctor was amazed at its size. He said it

may be mono or even cancer he wants to wait a week or

so to see if the mass shrinks. Then if not begin testing but

my husband would not let me tell the doc about the seizure

or the 1 night he vommited because he said it was not

related to the enlarged lymph node. I have noticed an

increase in him being more tired but that could go along

with mono or cancer. What worries me it may be cancer

that has spread he is a smoker and the doc said lymphomia

or possible spreading of cancer from somewhere else.

I have been searching the web like crazy and now wonder

with the seizure and vommiting if maybe brain cancer?

I am a wreck and grasping for any info. Anyone that can

help or offer suggestions would be deeply grateful. Haylee
[QUOTE=haylee31]My husband is 39 will be 40 in a few months. The problem

started about 1 year ago after some dental work. He had

a lymph node in his neck swell to the size of a large egg.

He thought it was due to the dental work since his tooth

he had filled was still bothering him and it was under the

jaw same side as the dental work. With in a few weeks the

swelling went away. A few months passed and the lymph

node swelled again. Like the previous time the tooth was

hurting and again after a few weeks the node was back to

normal size. About 4 to 5 weeks ago my entire family had

a flu/cold cough,high fevers,congestion and 2 of my 4

children had strep throat. My husband had a seizure which

he has never had one before. We assumed it was due to

the flu and him having a high fever. Then his lymph node

swelled again but this time it is the size of a baseball.

He also had one night he woke up vomitting and he rarely

vommits and headaches,eye pain and the same tooth

was causing pain. He finaly got to were the pain was to

much and went to the ER 6 days ago. They put him on

antibiotic's and motrin checked his blood. The blood work

came back 100% normal and he had a normal temp. The

ER doc called it acute submandibular mass and said he

needed follow up care Mon. We went in to the doc's Mon.

by this time the swelling had went down like 20% still a

huge mass the doctor was amazed at its size. He said it

may be mono or even cancer he wants to wait a week or

so to see if the mass shrinks. Then if not begin testing but

my husband would not let me tell the doc about the seizure

or the 1 night he vommited because he said it was not

related to the enlarged lymph node. I have noticed an

increase in him being more tired but that could go along

with mono or cancer. What worries me it may be cancer

that has spread he is a smoker and the doc said lymphomia

or possible spreading of cancer from somewhere else.

I have been searching the web like crazy and now wonder

with the seizure and vommiting if maybe brain cancer?

I am a wreck and grasping for any info. Anyone that can

help or offer suggestions would be deeply grateful. Haylee[/QUOTE]


Hi Haylee,
What kind of dental work did your husband have on that tooth? Did the dentist x-ray the tooth to see what is going on? It seems a little odd that a doctor would tell you that he may have mono or cancer with no testing/exam/x-ray to back that up. If the tooth was deeply decayed or he had a root canal on it, it can be very possible that there is an infection that is causing an abcess that would then infect his glands. I would get him to the dentist as soon as possible and let him examine him and take x-rays to determine if it is the tooth that is causing this problem. Any untreated severe infection will cause someone to be very tired....and any severe infection could cause someone to have headaches and vomit. Best of luck, Claudia





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