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lymph node swelling, scared!help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 13, 2007
  • 00:58 AM

Hi,

about 6 weeks ago, I had a toothache and was really tired. Then I developed a gum boil ( abscess ) in my gum close to front tooth 8.
Week later I found a lump on my left neck in the middle.
I since went to gen. pract., was put on Amoxicilin, nothing. Then went to ENT whosaid to observe it couple weeks.
The abscess on gum kept coming back, so I went to dentist. He put me on antibiotics again and one week ago, I had root canal on 8. The abscess seems to be disappearing.
My ENT says he thinks it might be from the tooth infection and it doesnt feel like cancer, because it is mushy and movable. It is abou 2,5 cm.
How long to see now, if it disappears after infection is gone?
Is it possible it is from my tooth?
Thank you, I am crying every day, cant sleep, just worry myself crazy.
I am 29, in good health, dont smoke, no cancer in my parents.

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  • Hi Petulka. A squishy lymph node is good! I'd say it's swollen from an infection in your mouth, lymph nodes are meant to swell, which is their way of fighting infection, it should go down after the infection subsides.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2007
    • 04:35 AM
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