I've had a swollen preauricular lymph node in front of my right ear for a few months. I didn't think much of it but noticed it when I shaved. I figured it was just cartlidge and left it. My partner noticed it the other day so I looked on google and realised there was a lymph node there and arranged a GP appointment. GP has arranged to have bloods taken and a biopsy carried out. I've also just had an absess in my tooth sorted out which I reckon had been there for a while. I'm hoping the absess is the cause of the swelling, although it's on the opposite side of my face and I'm not sure if it would account for the length of time the lymph node has been swollen.
I'm scheduled to have a hip replacement at the end of the month and I'm now concerned that this development will mean it is postponed. Worried on all fronts at the moment.
Has anyone had a similar experience or could answer question re.the hip replacement op?