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Swollen gland in neck

(4 Posts)
Crankycunt Fri 14-Apr-17 13:54:06

I've had a swollen gland in my neck for going on 4 weeks now.

No other obvious symptoms, except maybe a sore throat inside my throat that'll last half a day. Or a cough that'll last a morning. Or a cold that'll last a day, a fever that'll last a couple of hours...

I am always tired but that's because I'm up at 4:45 most mornings. But I'm tired at weekends.

Mainly it's the gland I'm my throat, left side if that makes a difference. Its large, painful and tender despite taking painkillers.

I know I need to see a Dr and I can make an appointment on Tuesday for a couple of weeks away.

But does anyone have any idea of what this? Or have any idea of how to alleviate the pain in my neck?

Jcee Fri 14-Apr-17 16:59:19

DP had this earlier this year, exactly as you describe. He has a complicated medical history so had a scan on his neck to make sure it was nothing untoward and they said just an enlarged lymph node and probably due to a viral bug hanging around. It has eventually gone away but took a couple of months of rest, paracetamol​ and DP used to put a warm compress on his neck which helped with the discomfort.

I'd still go to GP to get it checked out for your peace of mind

MrsMozart Fri 14-Apr-17 17:02:29

Ditto OP.

I'm thinking viral and haven't been to the doc.

kittytom Fri 14-Apr-17 17:08:54

I had this when I had glandular fever. Some viruses can take three months or more to fully go away.

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