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Swollen Neck Gland?? I Get a Cold Once a Month

I have a problem where my gland swells up and down on the left side of my neck. Sometimes when it swells the most it is uncomfortable. My immune system seems to be awful also. I get a really bad cold/ virus once a month with a slight sore thoat and extreme nasal congestion. I have muscle pains and fatigue along with the other symptoms. I taken blood tests and they come out negative for anything. What could this possibly be, it is really interfering with day to day life not to mention my job. I feel quite unhealthy most of time.
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replied June 1st, 2004
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Polojesse, you mentioned that you have been to see a doctor to have blood work performed - but have you been to an endocrinologist yet? If not, go!

I am the poster child for pneumonia, colds, bronchitis, sinus infections and allergies. Everytime I would go to see my gp, he would prescribe enough antibiotics to kill a horse.

It wasn't until I started researching online after being diagnosed with hashimoto's did I read that individuals with low thyroid function "do" have more respiratory infections than others.

In my case, having the hashimoto's/auto-immune disease, my body doesn't know good cells from bad, or which ones to fight off.

So, i'd go see an endo and mention that you also are a poster child - of course with any other symptons you might have.

Reallady
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replied June 1st, 2004
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Swollen Gland
You have something going on with your thyroid. A swollen neck is a goiter. You need to see what the level of your thyroid is. Coldness is due to hypothyroidism. A thyroid that is inactive.
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replied May 29th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with viral tonsillitis. I would suggest you Tylenol for symptomatic relief.
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 cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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