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Lump on the neck, swollen taste buds, uvula remains tilted. No improvement with antibiotics. Treatment?

Hello I have a lump on the right side of my neck . Doesn t hurt when I touch it but if I move my head to side and swallow I can feel like a small marble is inside. Also, I ve had swollen tastebuds . I went to the doctor and simply said that it was just an infection due to the flu which I had in December. She gave me antibiotics but that hasn t really changed anything. I m really scared. She felt my neck but did t feel anything and I did t notice the lump until now. I have an appointment with an ENT but I would really appreciate it if you could tell me what might be going on. Also my uvula tilts to one side. I m terrified
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Welcome in H.C.M. for consulting.
I read your query and relevant history of your disease as having a lump on the side of neck and at the same time you have also noticed swollen taste buds on tongue and shifting of uvula to one side.
All above indicate that you are having some pathology in your posterior part of tongue and reaching up to palate. this is the primary site and whatsoever pathology is here is draining to lymph node on the side of neck.
To confirm it you should do-
(1) FNAC from neck lump.
(2) If any lesion is identified on tongue or palate than biopsy from it be helpful.
(3) C & S of throat swab.
By approaching in above line one can reach to a diagnosis.

With Regards.
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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