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I went to my doctor yesterday as I've been having pain pon

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I went to my doctor yesterday as I've been having pain pon the right hand side of neck I've also feeling a pulling sensation in my neck when I look left/ slight pain on right. I've also had ear ache and now sores on the right hand side of my mouth(pallet)
My doc said I have a throat infection and gave me penicillin.
I have no cough and no other symptoms other than tiredness.
Today when I was moisturising I noticed when I look up and touch both sides of my neck the right had side seems infamed/swollen... It's almost as though there is something sticking out shaped like a cylinder.
I suffer with health anxiety so this has worried me.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

it sounds like you are feeling an enlarged lymph node in your neck

these lymph nodes are normal to swell up when you have a throat infection

lymph nodes swell up to help fight off infections and are part of your body's immune system

you don't have to stress about being able to feel a normal lymph node

I hope your throat infection gets better

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi sorry I was just about to rate your answer but I wanted to clarify one point, I have just felt that lump again its on upper part of my throat on the right hand side, I am so scared it is cancer. The penicillin isn't making it any smaller

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
viral infections of your throat or allergies will not respond to antibiotic therapy.

you can get an ultrasound of your neck

but I bet it will only show reactive benign lymph nodes in your neck.
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