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    Hey

    so I've been to the doctors about a recent lump on my neck. She said it didn't feel serious, but the antibiotics that I was given didn't make it go away so she performed a blood test that came back clear.

    As she was still unsure what it was, she referred me to an ENT specialist, mostly due to my other symptoms of tiredness and hot sweats at night.

    However, the lump appears to have gone down now... and is only really noticeable when I turn my head to the very side so that the neck is exposed.

    So my question is, do I go back to my doctors with the fact it's gone down a lot, or wait for the ENT specialist? I've also been referred to an infectious diseases specialist (and this referral takes much much longer, more like 1 month ironically) due to my other symptoms.

    I'm just a little bit confused, though relieved because obviously it's gone down, but now I'm worried as to why it trebled in size and then went down so quickly. :o:

    thanks for any advice.
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    Go back to the GP would be my advice, your symptoms have changed quite dramatically and that could be an important diagnostic feature.

    its unlikely that anyone on here is a qualified doctor too, and if your having worries again back to the GP I send thee!!

    how long was it swollen for. I always immediately think mumps when I hear lump in neck :P
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    Sometimes when you fall ill/are a littl bit ill, or just recovering from being ill, glands around the neck swell up, in attempt at fighting the bacteria that is in your body.

    Tell me, do the glands in your neck feel roundish?

    Have you been ill recently? Are you ill? Maybe you are ill as you have been feeling tired and been getting sweats. Maybe this is what the doctor first suspected, hence why she gave you antibiotics in the first place?

    Are they on both sides of the neck?
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    (Original post by rainbowbex)
    Go back to the GP would be my advice, your symptoms have changed quite dramatically and that could be an important diagnostic feature.

    its unlikely that anyone on here is a qualified doctor too, and if your having worries again back to the GP I send thee!!

    how long was it swollen for. I always immediately think mumps when I hear lump in neck :P
    I know, but I've never had a specialist referral before, but it seems a bit pointless to go to an ENT specialist when there are no longer any neck symptoms. Obviously I'll go to the infectious diseases specialist as it could be something liek glandular fever causing my hot sweats and tiredness...

    The lump has been here for around 1 month. It trebled in size around a week ago, and become around 4 fingers long by 2 fingers wide vertically down my neck. Today, I felt it and it had gone much much smaller, and much more difficult to locate. I'll also note I felt really ill when it became big, and feel much better today :woo:

    I really don't think I had mumps, as I was able to get out of bed and what not and didn't generally have fevers during the day.
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    It sounds like you're growing a second head... :eek:
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    (Original post by Bongboy6969)
    Sometimes when you fall ill/are a littl bit ill, or just recovering from being ill, glands around the neck swell up, in attempt at fighting the bacteria that is in your body.

    Tell me, do the glands in your neck feel roundish?

    Have you been ill recently? Are you ill? Maybe you are ill as you have been feeling tired and been getting sweats. Maybe this is what the doctor first suspected, hence why she gave you antibiotics in the first place?

    Are they on both sides of the neck?
    (Original post by Bongboy6969)
    Sometimes when you fall ill/are a littl bit ill, or just recovering from being ill, glands around the neck swell up, in attempt at fighting the bacteria that is in your body.

    Tell me, do the glands in your neck feel roundish?

    Have you been ill recently? Are you ill? Maybe you are ill as you have been feeling tired and been getting sweats. Maybe this is what the doctor first suspected, hence why she gave you antibiotics in the first place?

    Are they on both sides of the neck?
    The antibiotics didn't work though? Are there some infections that don't go with antibiotics.

    The glands in my neck feel roundish, but the lump I had went vertically down rather than across my neck. I haven't been that ill, moreso feel very sluggish and can't be bothered going to lectures. :o:

    Nope, only the left side of my neck, towards the back, only really noticeable when I twist my head to the right.
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    Possibly AIDs but most likely Cancer. I suggest you see your GP but say goodbye to your family first because you may not make it.
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    The antibiotics didn't work though? Are there some infections that don't go with antibiotics
    yes viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics,

    How long have you had these lumps for?

    It does sound like what I think it is, however, if you've had them for a considerable amount of time, I would go get them checked again.

    However, do not worry im pretty sure it might be what I sad originally. But remember im not a doctor, (but i do know what im talking about with regards to health generally)
 
 
 
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