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please help, can't seem to figure out what is wrong.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 9, 2009
  • 03:35 AM

For a couple years now I occasionally get a swollen gland on the front right side of my neck that will swell so large it looks like a golf ball on my neck. It gets worse when I eat, though doesn't matter what sort of food, anything makes it swell. The swollen gland is tender to touch. It normally lasts a couple weeks and then goes away, for a few months at least. I can tell when it starts to swell because the right side of my tongue also feels like it is swelling and hurts a bit. I have gone to the doctors quite a few times and they seem to think that it is an infection my body is trying to fight, but I think it is odd it always swells on the same side. They always give me penicillin and send me off, but the penicillin never seems to do any good, it always just lasts a few weeks then goes away. Any ideas??? I'd really appreciate it!

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