Swollen gland on the left side of neck
I've had swelling on the left side of my neck, slightly down underneath my left side of chin, for about 9 months. My throat has never felt sore, just felt swollen on the left side only. Some days, I felt that there was something stuck on the left side of my throat and drank lots of iced cold water to get rid of the problem. That did not work. I went to the doctor and she examined my neck and throat. She felt a lump, which was a lymph node gland, that was between 1-1.5 inches in diameter. I've have been feeling some symptoms of fatigue, swollen gland, and shortness of breath even when I'm not doing anything. In the last month or so, my symptoms have gotten worse than before. I've never felt this tired before in my life. I had a chest x-ray and blood work and they both came back normal. My doctor ordered a needle biopsy to rule out anything serious through an ENT specialist and I am waiting to know some information on where to go for my biopsy, etc. Since my tests, including the blood work came back normal, does that mean I do not have lymphoma (Hodgkins/Non-Hodgkin's) at all? I would appreciate any comments from anyone who have experienced similar symptoms that I've been having for a long time. Please help!
Last edited by sapphireALR; 08-09-2008 at 09:55 PM.