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  • Posted By: Doreen
  • October 16, 2006
  • 08:59 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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  • Hi Doreen, my son had Hodgkinsons Lymphoma and although he didn't get a lump in his neck I do know it's one of the sign's of Hodginsons Lymphoma - large swelling on neck. Check out a medical dictionary, but if I were you I would get a blood test and mention Hodgkinsons - and try not to worry it is a cancer that can be cured - but don't hang about clocks ticking get some answers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 08:02 PM
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  • Hi, To go along with what you're doing with your doctor, you should avoid all sugar, wheat and dairy products for the time being as well as any heavy meats. If there's an infection, sugar, wheat and dairy don't help at all and actually contribute to the blockage. Every morning have a mug of WARM water with real lemon in it, first thing. Drink herbal teas. Pau d'Arco is a good one from the health food store and get some consentrated liquid chlorophyll to ad to your water now and then. Stay away from caffein, too, especially in the form of colas. Use a heat pack on that node everyday and follow up with ice. The heat will liquify it and the ice will make it flow out. Just a few minutes with each one and continue to monitor that with your doctor but find a good natural health care practitioner to get a view from the other side as well.
    listeningear 4 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 00:44 PM
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  • http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/l/lymphedema/intro.htmHere's the definition and some causes of what is technically called "lymphedema".Good luck with your diagnosis!Sheena
    ShawneeGirl 37 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 10:53 PM
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  • All I can tell you is be persistent with your doctor. Some of the symptoms of hodgkins is swollen lymph nodes (check your neck, supra-clavical (where the neck joins the shoulder), arm pits, your groin area, these are all areas where you have lymph nodes that may be felt. These are usually non tender, unexplained rashes on your body, night sweats, fevers, loss of weight. My daughter was just diagnosed in November 2006 with hodgkins and all she had was a cough she could not get rid of. We did not notice the enlarged lymph nodes that she had in her neck and supra-clavical area. It was not until they did a chest x-ray that they found that she had a large mass pressing on her lung. I took her to the er with the x-ray our family doctor gave us that they did a ct scan and immediately admitted her to the hospital. Her blood work only showed that she was a little anemic. We went through the ringer of tests and a biopsy of the lymph node which showed she had hodgkins. She is just finishing her last round of 4 chemo treatments and now fixing to start 14 weeks of radiation. I am not trying to scare you and you may not have hodgkins but my point is do not give up until you have an answer. They say she probably had this for two months before we found it and it is stage four cancer now. She was not feeling ill or anything other than the cough. Please do not wait ask your doctor to do a chest x-ray and maybe that will give you some answers, I dont know. I wish you the best and please post when you know the answer. Best of luck and god bless you.
    Boldelly 6 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 05:24 PM
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  • Thank You so much for your answer. I'm sorry I have not responded till now but, You were correct. It was Cancer but, not Hodgekins. It was a tumor located in the base of my head and had spread to the lymphnode in my neck. The Dr. says I could have even been born with it! Wild huh? Anyway, I've been thru all the treatments and am happy to report that it is now gone completely! That is just incredible because I was diagnosed at stage 4C which is right there at the bottom of the bad scale. I still have to have cat scans every 3 months but, we are all very optimistic. I am back to work now and living life to the fullest! With no HAIR ;) but, definetly to the fullest. I sincerly hope everything went well with your daughter and my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Keep your faith and stay strong and never let it get the best of you. Caring thoughts are with you,Doreen
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