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Swollen lymph node

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 15, 2010
  • 03:24 PM

Hello. Hopefully someone out there can help me out so I can relax a little. Last Wednesday I noticed my lymph node in the left side of my neck, right to the side of where an Adams apple would be if I were a guy, is a little swollen. I can't really see it in the mirror until I turn my head to the right or look up. I went to the doctor the next day and my PA gave me Amoxicillin. I have been on the antibiotic for 4 going on 5 days now and it's still swollen. It may have gone down just slightly but it's hard to tell. The PA did say my left tonsil also looked a little swollen.

Two weeks ago I did have a sore throat for a couple days but nothing so badly that I missed work for. I did notice some yellowish greenish snot though that I was coughing up. I also became hoarse for about 5 days. My lymph node swelled up a week after I was better though and I do not feel like I'm sick or have an infection. No fever, sore throat, draining etc. Lady night I did notice a pea sized lump on the lower left side of my neck but I don't know if that's related. It's moveable and is not painful. I have had a lot of cysts in my life so I'm hoping that's all it is. My fiancé said it's probably been there for a long time and I'm just now noticing it because I'm looking for things.

I would feel better if my PA would have done a blood test or throat swab. Not knowing the cause is really bothering me. I had mono in high school and had a gland swell then, but it was the gland right under my jaw. This seems different. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Should I be concerned? When should I go back to the doctor? Any advice would be appreciated. I'm losing sleep over this.


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  • I also want to point out that my left tonsil is also a little swollen. Thanks!
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