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Swollen neck gland for months?! HELP Watch

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    Hey,

    I don't know if i'm just being overly paranoid (i worry about my health) but i've had a swollen gland just below my left ear next to my jaw for months now. It gets bigger and smaller but it never fully goes back down to what it used to be. I had glandular fever back in july last year but i'm not sure if that's related. I was feeling perfectly fine even with this swelling for a while but in the past week i've been getting really bad headaches starting from the base of my head which then progressively work their way forwards and my neck has been quite painful, especially on the left side.
    I know the obvious answer is to go to the doctors, and i've booked an appointment but the waiting time for my local surgery is always 2+ weeks so i'm getting a bit worried now!
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    Don't worry! I have a swollen glad on my jawline too. It came up after I had a bad virus sometime last year and never fully went down. Don't worry too much, some peoples glands are just more obvious than others.

    I asked the doctor about it and she felt it. She said that if it feels smooth, doesn't feel sore and moves easily under the skin then it's probably nothing to worry about. It's a good idea for you to go to the doctors though because you could still be fighing an infection.
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    Had this during 2nd year once. It didn't go away or months, because I kept getting sick and took a long time to recover. It's almost normal at this time of year. I'd see the doctor though as apparently they may be able to give you something o make it go away faster...
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had this! Usually this gland is quite big all the time but since I've been feeling ill the past few days it seems to have shrunk a little and my other glands are up a little



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