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Over the past few weeks I've been experiencing a lot of issues with my throat. Twice I've woken up unable to swallow saliva, my mouth is constantly dry
I'm not someone who regularly goes to the doctors/hospital. Not once in five years prior to this, but both times I ended up in A&E, I was checked over and after blood tests told it was an infection (first time) and a virus (second time). I was then referred to an ENT clinic, where I had a camera down my throat, all was ok.
However It's now been 6 weeks where I've felt tired, had an irritable throat that responds badly to things like caffeine, and the **main worry, two swollen lymph nodes on the right side of neck.
The nodes have been swollen the whole time, they decrease and increase in size regularly. I did some reading and saw a major symptom of Hodgkins Lymphoma is Lymph nodes swelling after alcohol, mine are definitely doing this, even after 1 or 2 beers, nothing major.
I'm on edge and want Cancer to be ruled out, but I feel as if I've not been taken seriously by the doctors I've seen. Surely lymph nodes shouldnt be swollen for 6 weeks even during a virus? I've experienced no weight loss or night sweats, but the swelling and constant fatigue, as well as reaction to alcohol makes me think this is more than a virus.
Would be greatful for any advice, thanks.
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