Hi, I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but here goes. About 5 weeks ago I felt a pain in my throat coming on, it was gradual until one day it felt so swollen I couldn't stand it, it felt as if my glands were going to burst, and felt extremely tight in my neck. It was seemingly unnoticeable while eating though. I didn't go to the emergency room because I do not have insurance. I waited a 2 days and it went away, but i still feel this very mild pain under my tongue,around my jaw, and in the sides of my throat under the chin. I feel it mostly in the afternoon/evening and feel nothing in the morning. Sometimes I will feel a pop in my throat, or some pressure on my jaw.
Other facts: I am 22 years old and have been smoking since I was 17. I quit when those symptoms started.
I used to wake up in the mornings with extreme pain under my tongue, felt like a popping stinging sensation that went away after an hour.
I have what I believe is a small abscess on my gums, in the front to the right but I am unsure, and two teeth which are black in between and under a previous filling.
I do plan on going to the doctor, it is just a matter of money.
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