I am a 22 year old female. I am generally healthy, I am a mom with a part time job. I suffer from some anxiety as many people do. Which is probably why I am posting on here, just to get some peace of mind. When I was about 16, I found a bump on the back of my head, more toward the left side. I can feel it move a little bit under my finger up and down, but doesn't move from side to side...feels hard, but no matter how much I poke and prod at it, it doesn't get any larger in size or become tender, or ache. According to everything I have read and diagrams I have looked at, it seems to be a lymphnode. I asked my doctor at the time to check me out, and he did. He didn't feel the bump I was feeling. It reassured me, so I didn't worry too much about it. Now, I'm a little older, and I noticed I still have it there. Every thing I read keeps saying that it is an occipital lymph. So I went to another doctor, and he also felt my head and felt nothing. He said it was just my occipital bone. So I have had 2 doctors feel my head, and both of them felt nothing. So, my question is...is my anxiety playing tricks on me and just making me become panicked about something that I should just relax about? Or are the health professionals just not feeling it? Because I know that side of my head feels different from my right side.
I know this is a really stupid thing to be freaking out over, but I would just like some peace of mind and to maybe have someone who feels the same way as I do to reassure me.
hmm..well to me it sounds like a swollen gland. I had one too not the same spot though you can get them anywhere since its a gland but my doctor told me it was do to my body fighting off infection or sickness that caused the gland to swell and feel kinda hard and round and it didnt move..mine kept getting bigger but not much. You can take an antibiotic for it and it will go away over time when i first noticed mine i thought it was a tumor..but its apparently normal, but good luck and dont worry about it to much.