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Hi guys... I had mono 2 months ago. I've recovered almost completely, but I still have a problem. I have a swollen gland under the left side of my jaw. It feels rubbery and it's movable, it used to be tender 2 weeks ago but now it's painless. Maybe it's bigger than 1 cm (but not bigger than 2 cm). I was reading on the internet that if a swollen lymph node was between 1 cm and 2.25 cm there was an 8% chance it could be lymphoma.
I'm so worried.... I'm very depressed and not able to sleep. I went to the dr 2 weeks ago for this reason and she ordered some blood tests, a throat culture and a nasal swab test for allergies. My next appointment is next month. I no longer have fever, night sweats, weight loss or fatigue. But it's still the same size it was 2 weeks ago. Is this normal?
I don't know what my dr is going to say after she sees my lymph node has not returned to normal. Just the thought of having a biopsy done scares the crap out of me and I'm scared of cancer so much.
By the way, I'm suffering from GERD (induced by all the antibiotics and drugs I took in the acute stage of mono), so my throat has been sore thanks to the acid reflux all this time (I've only started treating it with omeprazole a few days ago). I don't know if that has anything to do with this....
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