First off I must admit that I have serious heath anxiety. I'm 22, very thin, and eat a good diet.
Now, for as long as I can remember I have been able to feel multiple lymph-nodes in my groin area on both sides. I once asked a urologist about them and he said they were normal. I've been able to feel them for years and years.
About eight months ago my stress and anxiety peaked, I had a panic attack. I developed chronic oral thrush (which is very minor) caused by my anxiety according to my doctor (I don't have HIV, I've never had an exposure)
I've been fighting this infection for the past 8 or so months, it comes and goes all the time, It's never THAT bad. It never hurts. I'll just get like 5 or so sores in my mouth, then over the week they will go away, then the cycle repeats. I noticed two small lumps right under my chin that have not went away since then. They have stayed the same size although these feel a little more firm and not as movable as the other I can feel.. My doctor said they are like this because I have been fighting this infection from my chronic anxiety.
Also, since then I noticed a few inches above my color bone, on both sides of my neck, in the exact same spot, and the same size, two lymph-nodes. They are pretty small, maybe slightly bigger than a piece of corn. I've noticed them for the last maybe 3 months. They have not grown.
Since then I was sent in a panic about having Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I stated searching all over to see when I could feel my nodes. I noticed that I can push up into my armpit and feel the in both sides. They are both pretty small.
I can also feel them in I push my thumbs up right inside my lower jaw bone.
I'm so scared I might have HL. I have no other symptoms of it really. No night sweats, fatigue, bad cough, shortness of breath. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and my back hurts, but throughout the day it goes away. I had a weird tickle in my throat which caused me to cough to clear my throat for a few weeks but that subsided.
Please, what do you think? Does this sound like HL to you? I'm really worried
Lymphoma is typically associated with painless enlargement of one or more lymph nodes over time. As I cannot examine you, I am not able to provide you with any specific diagnoses. However, if your doctors are carefully monitoring you, and there is no ongoing enlargement of your lymph nodes, then the likelihood that you have lymphoma is very small.
From your message, it sounds like you are having very significant problems with anxiety. If you haven't done so already, you should consider seeking help for this health problem as well.
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