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I have always noticed hard small lumps. I have a reoccurring one in my groin area under the skin moves and is about pea sized. I had to have a cyst or some such lanced and stuffed with some stuff about 6 years under my armpit, and those reoccur occasionally but have not had to have one removed again since then.
Currently I have 2 hard bumps on the back of my neck, directly under the skull, on either side of the spine. These usually don't bother me except for when I have a headache, but they have grown recently and are VERY tender to the touch. Today the right side is very painful but seems to be smaller. I also have a bloody runny nose, no other cold symptoms.
Should I wait for my doctors appointment or go to Urgent Care? I am worried it needs to be lanced, or worse, is lymphoma.
The probability of cancers is very less likely, considering your young age. Symptoms like persistent âfever, weight loss, night âsweats along with multiple enlarged, painless lymph ââânodes may indicate âconditions like lymphoma or âcancerâ. â
The description of the bumps given by you indicate them to be a inflammed lymph node or a infected âcysts. Such lesions increase in size with time, and hurt when pressure is applied. Treatment with âantibiotics might help to treat the infection. Anti-inflammatory medications like Advil, will help in âreducing the pain. â
In case the abscess is fluctuant, it may need to be drained by a incision and drainage procedure, which âcan be done in your doctors office. â
Hence for proper treatment, you might consult with your doctor, who can ââexamine âyou and provide a âproper advice.â
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