Swelling under Jaw, Lymph node

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/23/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear members,

On 28th September 2008, i was in night shift doing my work. My friend on my left called me. I looked at him and felt something choking/swelling/pressure under right jaw. It was the first time that i experienced this. I had continuous 5 day 13hrs shift + 4 hrs driving so i could not get time to see doctor. During my 4th shift, it felt like huge lump that's swollen and abstracting breathing somewhat.Also anexity. During my off, i searched internet. Now, i have been chewing tobacco for 3 years. During last 6 months it got insanely out of control. These signs like sore throat, lump in neck looked like cancer. I thought that i am done and its end of my life. I searched white patches, but i didnot find any. I didnot have any pain in moving Jaw, tongue,lips. I really got depressed.
Somehow i managed to see doctor who said its infection in lymph gland. But, he did not asked for CT scan or blood test. He gave antibiotics for 3 days and its improved like 80%. But its 1 month now and feeling is not totally gone but improved alot. somehow fear of cancer got me away from tobacco for 1 week but i had not totally given up. I reduced intake to 90%.

My question is how long does it take for lymph glands to come to their original form? Do i need to see ENT or some other tests? Is it allergy from tobacco?
My age is 24 yrs and my weight is around 120kg=264 pounds.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning Boxer,

I would say you have improved greatly.  Cutting back on the tobacco by  90% is awesome.

Enlargement of Lymph nodes resulting from an infectious state may not return to their pre-infectious size even after the infection subsides. If during your evaluation the physician was not concerned then I would not be alarmed at this point providing there hasn't been any changes (enlargement etc.) since your evaluation.

However do make an appointment with your physician if you continue to have fears and concerns. You have my support and again welcome to HealingWell.



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