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Swollen gland on neck, pressure in head, no cold, sinus infections. Cancer?

Hi for a couple of weeks I feel that my gland on my right side is swallon and feels tight. Also inside my lower mouth on the right side i feel soreness but no pain. I have pressure on my right side of the head but no pain. No fever. I have not had a cold or sinus infections in months. I am a smoker and concerned. I m not sure if it could be. Should I wait it out with home remedies or see a family practicioner, or an ENT. Should I first be looked by a dentist to make sure it s not from any dental issues? Just not sure what step to follow and this is kinda scary since cancer is the new killing machine..thank you
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
HI DEAR gland on right side of your neck are swollen and tender and you feel soreness inside your mouth,dear this can be an op thous ulcer inside your mouth which is infected and has resulted in enlargement of lymph node on right side of you neck,you can apply local analgesic and antiseptic agent to the ulcer and also take a course of antibiotic,you can consult an ENT surgeon or dentist,to decide whether this is a cancer or not,which can be decided by biopsy of the ulcer .however thee are less chance for it to be a cancer
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Das Arindam's  Response
Sep 2012
Hi, Welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das
From the history it is evident that you have cervical lymphadenopathy for two weeks without having any prominent infection.
Dont waste time go for FNAC of that particular lymph node which will confirm what you really have.
Then either review with report or consult with any general physician.
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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