I've tonight found images showing the parathyroid gland, having searched for an answer to a recurring & extremely painful face & neck, hence why I am here asking questions
The first time this happened I was diagnosed in A&E as a "probable lymph node infection, very rare & it was pressing on the Trigeminal nerve" & given antibiotics & told to take anti inflamitaries, use ice packs etc......this helped, but not completely & it keeps coming back, the pain is unbearable & even morphine doesn't stop it.
I have the "sensation" of a large lump up under my jaw bone, midway to my ear,..moving my head to that side, can have it feel as if it "catches" & is exremely painful.. nothing there to feel though..... if I push on the left side near my trachea & thyroid gland, to the right, I can "push out" what feels like a walnut sized hard lump on the right side..., ....nothing on the left....its very very painful & sometimes pulsates.........all of this seems to press on nerves leaving me with numbness, cold & tingling in that side of my face, & feeling as if I have rats knawing up to my ear, accross cheekbone, behind eye, along jaw, toothache moving around that side of my face, also coldness, feeling of "fullness" & some pain in my ear & neck ,,,,I hope that makes sense :-/
I'm on antibiotics again, though my GP said my glands were generally a little enlarged, that side 1 was no worse, but gave me antibiotics based on them seeming to have worked before.
I have other diagosis, of Fibromyalgia, M.E (CFS?) Sinus Disease, Chronic persistent headache, & Chronic Migraine, & waiting for results from nuclear heart stress tests, (bad reaction to stress part of test) & Heart Dr indicated he was concerned having listened did BP checks etc & put me on an angina spray, I also have high BP diagnosis, which seems 1 minute to be under control with drug, & then not.....hospital checked & said I need to see GP as Meds not working...I see GP & they are??
Okay, trying to google for answers as I just don't see how I can have a "rare" infection keep coming back every time I over do things or get stressed, try & find exactly WHAT sits where I can feel the lump behind my thyroid, & there exactly is the Parathyroid gland..........reading on the "parathyroid.com" site its like "URIKA" ....I'm looking for answers to what I presume & my Doctor treats as a totally separate problem & I can tick pretty much EVERY symptom box, bar hair loss, & reading around I see more & more that I deal with daily...........also it has been mentioned to me a couple of times during surgery that they noticed I can "elevated blood calcium" & during an op to drain septiceamia in my hand many years back, that I had "calcium deposits on the bone", but its never been followed up with GP, & I didn't really know what it might mean until tonight
Reading though, I can see no mention of a Parathyroid Adenoma causing severe pain, or pressing on facial/neck nerves......would anyone know if this can/does happen????
I appologise if this is a bit of a ramble, only able to cope right now with heavy duty pain drugs so I hope this makes sense, sound mad, but this could be the answer to my prayers