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health issues after quitting smoking
pisanobp posted:
Hello all. I quit smoking 10 days ago, and about 2 days ago I started to get a sore throat, which I was expecting. Yesterday I noticed my throat and neck are very tender on the right side, and when I feel my neck, there is a hard lump that is very painful to touch under my jaw on the right. I think it's a lymph node, or gland that's swollen, but am not sure at all. Did anyone else have this happen? Anyone know if it's normal? I'm very concerned about cancer (one BIG reason I quit), but not sure if this should be something to really worry about? Any info. would be appreciated.

winner457 responded:
Sounds like swollen glands to me. If you actually had the sore throat before you quit smoking, it is probably consistent with that. Sore throat/strep is going around. I'd check with your doctor.
I'm a winner 2011. I beat cancer and I will beat nicotine too!
An_257812 responded:
I have inflamed lymph nodes after about 2 1/2 months of quitting smoking. Curious how your situation panned out.

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