Hello, I have a small lump on the side of my neck, it was big before but now it feel its small and my throat is a bit strange, like I can eat and drink normal and feel now pain but when I try to swollen the saliva I find a bit difficult, I am really scared tbh but I searched on google and says it's might be a glandular fever...
It certainly appears you have some issue to cause extreme swelling in one lymph node. Seeing as it is confined to one side, glandular fever seems improbable and I would be looking for an infection elsewhere. For example something could be stuck in one of your tonsils. Some years ago I had a similar issue and it turned out to be a sliver of a chickens wish bone that had been splintered during or after cooking and lodged low down sideways in one tonsil. The doctor just used an anesthetic spray and foraged around till he was able to remove it. One dose of antibiotics later it was cured. The point is that the foreign object was invisible and the only internal sign was a white patch in the middle of one tonsil that was oozing white pus (not badly but enough for bad breath). You will need to see a Doctor.
I would say go it checked out peace of mind is worth a lot, if you had a sore throat your gland can swell from the infection, thyroid problems can also cause a swelling in the neck.
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