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Unilateral submandibular gland swelling, worried!!

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Hello,

Just yesterday I was at a red light and and was touching my neck when I felt a lump on my neck. It seems to be a swollen submandibular lymph node on left side. Its unilateral and I can easily feel it by softly running my fingers over it. I don't have insurance so I can't run to the doctor for everything, might it just be an infection or should the fact that it's only on one side worried me?

CoffeeRTC, BSN, RN

Has 25 years experience.

Ugh...you know we can't give medical advice on this board. It is against the terms of service.

As far as getting medical care without the insurance...have you looked into any of those clinics at CVS or other drug stores? Perhaps you have a urgent care center or you can even call up a docs office and ask what a cash payment would be or if you can make payments on your bill. Most will be cheaper if you pay cash and will permit a payment plan.

Ugh...you know we can't give medical advice on this board. It is against the terms of service.

As far as getting medical care without the insurance...have you looked into any of those clinics at CVS or other drug stores? Perhaps you have a urgent care center or you can even call up a docs office and ask what a cash payment would be or if you can make payments on your bill. Most will be cheaper if you pay cash and will permit a payment plan.

Oh I'm sorry I wasn't aware of that :(

I'll look into those options for medical care, thank you!

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Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Yep, per the Terms of Service (TOS) ...

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Closing the thread. Thanks!

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