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Please someone - Talk to me

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  • Posted By: Doreen
  • October 16, 2006
  • 08:53 PM

About a month ago I noticed that I had a large lump on my neck, (by large I mean about the size of an EGG). I could not get in to see my regular Dr. so I went to a Walk-In Clinic. The Dr. told me that I had a blocked Saliva gland but no infection so it was not serious and to go home and suck on a lemon and eat tart candies and all that jazz. Well, It didn’t go away and it’s been about a couple of weeks so I called my family Dr. and he called in a script of Antibiotics (without seeing me) and told me to take them all. I did. It’s been a little over a month now and I finally got in to see my family Dr. and he just told me that it’s NOT a blocked saliva gland, it’s a lymph node and he does NOT like this at all and I have to have a cat scan right away (next Thursday). It’s still the size of an egg and it’s only on the right side of my neck. It does not hurt at all and it’s very hard. Someone please tell me something because now I’m freaking out. Any advise at all? besides of coarse getting a new DR. !!!

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  • I know you must be scared. I freak out a lot of people because ever since I was a young teen, I got humongous hard lumps that would come out on my neck, or behind my ears... when I was taken to a doctor with the first one my parents noticed on my-- we were told it was a 'swollen lymph node' and would go away. They were caused by viruses. They would stay there for up to 6 weeks and slowly go away all by themselves (no medication needed). I still get them. They are generally sore... they feel like a big rock in your neck... hard. please don't worry too awful much. Worrying never helps. :) I bet yours is just like mine, something that will go away in time. Hang in there.
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