In mid-2006, I began noticing a swelling and tenderness to a lymph node that was on the left side of my neck in the groove between my carotid artery and Adam's Apple. It would come and go. Then, later in 2006, the swelling didn't go away and I saw my doctor. He did all the tests for veneral diseases and whatnot. All negative. He sent me to have an MRI done with negative results. Then in 2007 I went back and he had sonogram and noticed that the node was swollen but less than 2mm in wide and blood was still flowing through it. The sonogram guy said he'd seen nodes that were cancerous and this didn't look like it. My doctor farmed me out to the hospital to have a need biopsy done. However, the hospital wouldn't do it because it was so close to the carotid artery. Nearly two years later, I am still having general swelling but now I got non-specific low grade headaches that seem to only affect the left side of my head. I have seen the Ear, Nose, and Throat doc twice who says nothing to worry about. But, gee whiz, come on, swelling and occasional low-grade headaches going on two years now. I am to the point that I wish I knew a doctor who would operate this close to the carotid artery and take this node out. What can I do? What should I do?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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