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    The glands below and in front of my left ear are noticeably swollen. This has happened suddenly today and I'm wondering if it might be something serious. I've had my MMR a couple of months ago as we had an epidemic at school so it shouldn't be mumps.
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    Glandular fever? :eek:
    Nah, it could be a lot of things. If you've got them for more than a week then it's doctor time.
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    I'm a worrier, so I'd see the doctor sooner rather than later.
    It's not mumps if your testicles haven't swollen to the size of tennis balls and don't feel like they're being kicked constantly. We had an outbreak too, and that's how the guys who got it described it :eek:
    Been kissing anyone you shouldn't?
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    Book an appointment with the doc, its probably nothing but...
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    probably just a mild infection,

    mumps can be in your system for a month without showing symptoms, and the area it is is where you described, below and in front of the ears, but if you say its longer than that and you had the MMR vaccine it's unlikely to be mumps. By the way , testicles getting big is NOT a nessecary symptom like someone above said, it happens to about a third of men who get it.

    Id say its just an infection, if its only on one side, may possibly be glandular fever, in which case it may spread to other glands like below your jawbone. If it begins to hurt when you eat or swallow, or you feel feverish like hot but shivering, then go see a doctor. But I dont think it should be urgent as both mumps and glandular fever are viral infections and the only thing a doctor could do I think is to give you prescribed painkillers, although maybe antibiotics when you recover. if you get other syptoms like headache or nausea or stuff like that then go to a doctor because it might be more serious or get complications (which can be serious)

    at the moment if its just a lump that doesn't hurt they can't tell much, I went with a lump under my chin to the left and they said its not mumps probably but can't tell much what it is. They might do a blodd test which is quite fast to come back, but recently I think theyre not doing them because of the mumps outbreak, just doing swab tests (in the mouth) to gather some data on where it is spreading.

    if you want to, go to a doctor, but my guess is they cant do anything exept say come back when it hurts or get worse.
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    Go to the Doctor as soon as you can...my glands have been swollen for months now with glandular fever x x x
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    (Original post by TheVlad)
    The glands below and in front of my left ear are noticeably swollen. This has happened suddenly today and I'm wondering if it might be something serious. I've had my MMR a couple of months ago as we had an epidemic at school so it shouldn't be mumps.
    Clearly its lepracy combined with the early stages of polio. The only hope for you is to drink drain cleaner!!!









    Im joking, for those of you playing at home
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    The swelling has gone now. Could it have been some strange form of allergy?
    But now I think I may have broken my little toe by kicking a door. What with that and revision, I'm not having a good weekend.
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    MUMPS! MMR doesn't completely protect you. If it is mumps, stay the hell out of everyone's way.
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    well obviously there swollen because your about to keel over and die
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    (Original post by laura789)
    well obviously there swollen because your about to keel over and die
    Or not
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    My glands were very swollen recently, usually happens when your body is fighting some sort of infection? I'm not a doctor though, so don't take my word for it!
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    There's a mumps epidemic around the UK
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    Oh come on, dude, it's exam period! Noone's getting any right now.
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    By the way, you can get mumps after having two MMR jabs (eg one as a baby and a booster one recently). Both me and three of my friends from uni got mumps and we had all had two jabs. We thought it might be a dodgy vaccine batch but we all had them at separate ends of the country, so here's hoping that there's not a strain of mumps that the vaccine cannot protect from.
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    MMR takes about 8 weeks to kick in, and you can still get mumps after 2 jabs in some cases. Go to the doc just in case - it might just be part of a heavy cold or another type of viral infection.
 
 
 
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