When I was young, around 11 or 12, I developed a swollen gland on the right side of my neck, and also a small swollen gland behind my right ear. My GP at the time said it was just swollen glands and nothing to worry about.
I am now 25 and the swollen glands have never gone away! I put on a lot of wieight around the time I started puberty and have never gotten rid of it, I have heard that glands in the neck can be resoponsible for controlling your metabolism, and that, especilally during puberty, there can be an imbalance that can cause wieght gain.
Does this sound like a possible thyroid problem?
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated.