Childhood Diseases

Posted by: sheri | 2008/08/26


lymph nodes 9 year oldHELP HELP HELP

please please please please help
My sisters son has been complaining of stomach pain for 6 months now and he was admitted into hospital after being told time after time it was merely a flu or virus - Then the hospital found lymph nodes in his abdomen but said they were nothing to worry about - they kept him in hospital for 3 days running tests and then said its emotional because of the divorce his parents went thru. He is seeing someone to talk to now.
BUT a week and a half later he is still complaining of stomach aches and vomitting on a daily basis at school. He is running a fever as well . My sister took his exrays and things to another doctor who said the lymph nodes are enlarged and he must go back to hospital and they must do more tests - What is going on - Is it cancer - He is 9. help she is at wits end please please please

Expert's Reply



It is possible that this is simply a perfectly benign condition known as mesenteric adenitis. However it is also possible that this is a form of cancer known as a lymphoma.It is essential for your nephew to be seen by a specialist in paediatric oncology. There are experts at all the main teaching hospitals in the main centres in SA.

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