I had an appointment with ENT for ETD issues and day before noticed slight swelling on neck. He told me my salivary gland was hard but not to worry and if I wanted peace of mind could get an ultra sound.
I've tried not googling and have gone up and down with anxiety but it's been a month and I still don't have an appointment. My original appointment was canceled day before because I was booked for MRI instead of ultra sound. I then rebooked and had wrong ultrasound done. It was then recommended I have CT scan done but it had to be approved by radiology department, now waiting days on that approval.
Original script said to rule out tumor or stone, I have no pain so don't think it's a stone and everything I read on google says hard + no pain = bad. I had slight relief when I thought it might be TMJ (which could be reason for ETD) but ENT told me it wouldn't do this so now back with the anxiety, imagining worst case scenarios and not being able to stop myself. I can't find any reason for it to be hard/no pain and not be stone/tumor