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neck..back of my throat such as the root of my tongue is very swollen

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for over a year and a half now, the front of my neck has felt stiff in a strange way...i was told by my doctor's assistant that all i have are nodes and those are nothing to be concerned over...now it feels as though something at the back of my throat such as the root of my tongue is very swollen, adding to the stiffness...should i be worried? if so, what course of action should i take?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.

Hi

 

How old are you?

 

Are you a smoker?

 

Any problem swallowing?

 

Are your nodes still swollen after 12 months?

 

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
nearly 50...
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.

Hi

 

Are you able to answer my other questions?

 

Thanks.

 

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i have been a smoker and am trying to quit...the nodes have been swollen for over a year and a half...i have trouble swallowing large pills...when i lay down to go to sleep, whatever is enlarged inside my throat almost cuts off my air...
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.

Thanks

 

You need a full exam and assessment by an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon.

 

It would be desirable to be seen as soon as possible.

 

Dr Jef

 

Please get back to me if you would like to discuss this some more.

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