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Anyone medical around, I need calming, sorry long

(10 Posts)
BeJayKayven Thu 09-Jun-16 19:43:32

For about 6 weeks I've had 2 lumps like swollen glands under my jawline at neck. Eventually I went to the dr yesterday, she took bloods and felt round my neck, said she suspected it's been a reaction to an infection and to call in 7 days for results.
Today I get a call from her to say the ESR test was a bit high and it's to be retested next week, if the swelling gets worse to get an emergency appt.
I made the mistake of googling 😦and of course all the worst case scenarios are there. So I need someone sensible to tell me to stop panicking

BeJayKayven Thu 09-Jun-16 21:07:23

Anyone please?

LotsofDots Thu 09-Jun-16 21:13:50

Stop panicking. The vast majority of swollen glands are due to local infection. ESR is elevated when there is infection too.

TamaraHiddlestoned Thu 09-Jun-16 21:13:54

Calm down, unless the swelling is worse in which case do what she says
Your GP sounds very thorough. If there was a proper, serious risk here, she would have followed up urgently.
Please don't worry, try to relax- do something you enjoy & go to bed for a good night's sleep.

LotsofDots Thu 09-Jun-16 21:15:08

They can stay swollen for months. They might refer for an US. They are still probably just reactive. Most of them are.


BeJayKayven Thu 09-Jun-16 21:50:43

Thanks so much, I needed some grounding sensible words flowers

TamaraHiddlestoned Fri 10-Jun-16 07:22:25

Morning BeJay did you sleep well last night?
Hope you are feeling a bit better today.

BeJayKayven Fri 10-Jun-16 11:28:01

Thank you for asking xx

I'm such a panic merchant, and stupid to have googled blush

I have a telephone consultation booked for next Wednesday just to chat about it to the dr, and follow up blood test for the following Tuesday.

TamaraHiddlestoned Fri 10-Jun-16 14:50:51

You've taken a positive, practical step - well done!
Enjoy the weekend & don't google anything else wink

NanaNina Sat 11-Jun-16 01:32:28

Best advice I can give is stay away from Dr Google - he is NOT your friend. I used to do it but I weaned myself off - the old family doctor books (I'm old enough to remember them) there used be a short para on ailments, bloody google takes us from the first symptom to choosing the hymn for our funeral!!!

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