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throat swollen , but not to where I can't breathe or swallow

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So last night my fiance and I were playing , when he poked me in my throat , and it popped . it doesn't hurt , but it is a bit unpleasant , and very noticeable . it feels a little swollen , but not to where I can't breathe or swallow .

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replied June 15th, 2016
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The lump you are talking about is more likely a enlarged lymph node.

Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any inflammation or infection it is common for the lymph nodes to increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure).

In occasional cases, it is common for some nodes to be continuously active and hence appear enlarged permanently.

In such cases , treatment with antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory measures can help to resolve the condition.

It would be recommended that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.

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