Hi I have had a lump on the back of my neck now for about 5-6 months I attended my doctor last week as recently the lump has got slightly bigger. The lump is painless and isn't red or inflammed. My doctor took blood tests from me and i called today to get the results. The doctor i spoke to said that my results came back with high levels of infection and i have to have the test repeated in 1-2 weeks. When i asked if this could be the reason for the lump she didn't know i had a lump and asked if it had started to settle down by now. Which it hasn't and then told me that she suggests i get the tests repeated. I feel totally unsure now and i am still worried about this. Could this still be lymphoma and what exactly have my blood results shown?.
I cannot tell you if this lump and your abnormal blood test are related, because I cannot examine you. The back of the neck is a common place for skin cysts that can become inflamed and infected (epidermal inclusion cysts), as well as lipomas, which are benign fatty growths. Lymphoma is not diagnosed with a blood test. Instead, it is diagnosed by performing a biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes.
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