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I am a 58 year women and fell a couple weeks ago and injured my right side. I now have a swollen gland under my right armpit and pain through my neck area and down my right arm. I went to the ER and they gave me an antibiotic for the swollen gland

By Anonymous December 17, 2015 - 10:49am
 
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I am 58 years old and fell a couple weeks ago and injured my right side. I now have a swollen gland under my right arm pit and pain through my neck area and down my right arm. I went to the ER and they gave me an antibiotic for the swollen gland and it's been a week and I still have the swollen gland and the pain.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us.

The ER staff should have told you to schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician. If not, then please do so today.

While in the ER, did you have any scan, such as an x-ray or CT scan of the injured area?

Were you told what the cause of the swollen axillary gland was? If given an antibiotic, a bacterial infection must have been suspected. I would be concerned that an antibiotic was prescribed without the bacteria identified.

What exactly were you told by the ER staff?

Regards,
Maryann

December 17, 2015 - 11:01am
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