Anxious about swollen and painful node in throat/neck

  1. For me once I got over my fear and got the surgery done I was so relieved it was my first surgery. I'm just so glad the pain is gone and I wish you the best of luck to find out what's happening to your body. You got this!

  2. I went to the Doctor for a check up over my surgery to make sure everything looked like it should. The Doctor told me my gallbladder was chronically inflamed and I had cholesterol pile ups inside my gallbladder where it stopped emptying correctly. She told me it looked like I had this for a very long time. The crazy part, since 2019 I've had the worst pain with lymph nodes in my neck I even got a biopsy to just make sure I didn't have cancer. I've been through different doctors and all of them couldn't tell me why my body was constantly fighting something which triggered my lymph nodes. Since my surgery, I have not had any swollen lymph nodes anymore, I honestly gave up hope before my surgery. When you're in constant pain and years go by, you kinda feel like an empty shell of the person you once were. I can touch my neck now and it feels normal and it just amazes me each time to feel normal again. I truly feel so blessed and when I told the doctor during my check up for the gallbladder she told me she hears about this all the time. I want to make this more aware of anyone who has struggled with swollen lymph nodes that has been seen by countless of doctors out there and each and every time the doctors don't know why it would be so extremely painful and constantly swollen it could be your gallbladder.

  3. Not a doctor I'm going to tell you it's more than likely not cancer but hear what I'm saying. Always have it looked at and if still swollen after they write you off in a few weeks demand a ultrasound and biopsy

  4. hey, so its been a while since the post but here is the update. I kind of forgot about this to be honest but then all my anxiety came back. I still have a lymph node behind my ear, one on the left side of my neck, and one on the back of my neck. The one that i was posting about here is no longer ainful at all. But still larger than the one on the left. And feels like a different shape. I would be fine if my doc wanted to do an ultrasound, But i am absolutely horrified of local anesthesia and being put to sleep. So the biopsy would be difficult. I am scared of cancer and i feel so uncomfortable, i fear that even if it is not cancer i am not gonna know what the cause of the nodes is. I am noticing some stuff like me feeling tired at times i wouldnt usually feel tired at, maybe this has been ongoing for a bit and i just havent payed attention to it but im getting tired like at kinda early hours in the day and stuff. I dont know if my health anxiety is just messing with me but it feels real. I am so scared. I have an appointment coming up with my family doctor so im going to explain how i feel to him and see. But i am scared of more tests and stuff. Also, my therapist mentioned something to me about possible low iron or something since my mood has been very off and my anxiety has returned. Im worried that maybe if somethings wrong with me it caused low iron or something like that. I dont know what to do im scared ill never know why my lymph nodes are doing what they are doing. But the way that the one on my right side under my jaw feels larger and different is making me feel certain something is wrong. Alongside me feeling tired and yawning a lot more than usual.

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