Humira question.

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   Posted 6/27/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira for about a year and was previously on Remicade for about 6 years. The remicade worked wonders for me until about a year ago when I had to have surgery and now I have started the Humira. The past two days my glands in my neck have swollen up to the point of hurting horribly. my throat doesnt hurt so I know it isnt strep or anything, just my glands are hurting. I read onlinet that people who are taking Humira have a more likely possibility of developing lymphoma and have read that swollen neck glands can be a symptom. This has gotten me really scared because the glands in my groin have been hurting and swollen too. Has anyone else experienced this or heard of it? There has also been blood in my urine for the past week, i dont know if that is relavent.
20 yr old female. dxd 2002. previously on 6-mp,Entocort, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Fiber, and Remicade. Currently on Humira and Elavil. Had first resection in Oct. 2009. (half of colon and some of small intestine)

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   Posted 6/27/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Well having blood in your urine is not a good thing. It can be a sign of a number of things. The most common would be a urinary tract infection or a kidney stone. Are you having pain when you urinate? It's possible that the glands in your groin are swollen and painful because of the urinary tract problem, especially if you have an infection. You need to see you primary to get a handle on the blood in your urine.

The swelling in your neck glands sounds like it came on rather suddenly. This would seem more common in something like a viral infection than a "chronic" disease like lymphoma. Your primary can check out your neck glands when you see him/her about the blood in your urine. Please don't worry yourself sick about the what "ifs." Please get into see your primary ASAP this week.

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