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swollen node under my jaw, hurts to swallow, touch, turn

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I've had a swollen node directly under my jaw on the left side that refuses to go down with any antibiotics. I'm a teen age female if that's any help. It's been more than a month & I've only had a few symptoms along with it: I'm tired more frequently & I have headaches every few days. When I first got it checked out, I was prescribed amoxicillin & it did nothing. The second time I went in, I was told that it was just "running its course" & if it didn't stop to come back in a week. I went back 2 weeks later & the pain is worse. It hurts to swallow, touch, & sometimes turn the left side of my neck. I tested negative twice for mono. The pain is worst before bed & when I wake up. I'm tired of feeling uncomfortable & in pain. Should I be worried that it's not going away & getting worse? Is lymphoma a possibility I should talk to my doctor about?


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replied July 28th, 2015
Lymphoma Answer A53224
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Painful nodes are very unlikely lymphoma and with mono test negative not likely mono. It is likely an inflammatory reaction secondary to some viral sore throat or bacterial. Get throat swabs and take some motrin and gargle with aspirin and garlic water. Soft food and warm hot beverages are advised. These should help.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care
Khan


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