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Swollen gland or node in my neck

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 24, 2007
  • 10:12 PM

For about a week I've had a swollen place in my neck. It's definately a gland or lymph node. It's in the back about midway between my ear and my neck bones on the right side. I do not have a fever or sore throat or ear ache. Today the swelling has gotten bigger (about the size of a small chicken egg)and another place nearby has started to swell up, too. The only symptom I have is this swelling and a little tenderness to go along with it at the swollen area.

Is this serious and needs medical attention, or should I keep waiting it out and see if it clears up on it's own?

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  • A small chicken egg is a little large for my experience. For that kind of swelling, I might go see one. There are perhaps more benign causes than malignant ones, if it were up to me I would give it a couple days from the initial swelling. Your body takes a while to stop responding to an inflammation signal. If it doesn't clear up then go in. In the meantime I would relax dwelling on the size of your immune organs =), I would keep "an eye" on tooth pain, sore throat, ear ache, tonsil swelling... ect. Anything on that side which would seem to be a bacterial infection. -J
    jortony 1 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 10:56 PM
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  • I had exactly the same thing happen to me, unfortunately it was the initial symptom of glandular fever, and I didn't start feeling ill for a few days. It may not be this in your case, but is does sound very similar!I hope it helpsKate
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 10:53 AM
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  • I just saw an ENT for a swollen lymph node in the same area but mine sounds like it was a bit smaller. The ENT told me he gets most concerned if a lymph node is the size of the tip of your thumb or bigger. I might suggest if it has not gotten any smaller soon to see your doctor. Good luck.;)
    blueyes 72 2 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 00:35 AM
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