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Hi!

i have posted this in the lymphoma formum.. i figured it would get more response here. Back in November i had a physical and the dr told me that my lymph node was swollen. I don't really know which one he said but i think it's the ones that swell when you get a sore throat. But it has always been bigger. I used to get strep alot. So i was thinking thats what he was talking about.

But anyways, i started my job as a cna in a local nursing home. One night i came home and was rubbing my neck because i was sore from working. And i noticed a small little bump or somehting in my neck.. it's more towards the back kinda in the middle. But it moves and it's only tender if i mess with it, and believe me i do cuz it freaks me out... But it hasn't grown since i found it and i think it's kinda gone down. But i keep messing with it. So my question is what could this be?? I don't really have any symptoms of anything else. Just my usual winter aniexty. I get that every winter.

I haven't been sick in forever. I usually don't get sick. So doesn't that mean yout immune system works pretty good?? The only thing i can think of if i pulled a muscle or something at work. I did lift people and that kinda stuff. Or i caught something from there and havne't got sick off of it. Or it's a cycst.. I've been looking for possible things and really don't have any symptoms of anything. So if you could help me out here because i do freak myself out over little things especailly to my health. And i've always been good at looking for lumps and bumps and things.
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replied January 25th, 2009
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Anyone??
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replied January 28th, 2009
chill!
It sounds like a swollen lymph node and is normal. There are various glands back there! I get this often and my doctor said it is when your body is fighting off an infection from a cold or maybe from a small cut on the scalp.
It swells to a bit larger than a pea size.

Just visit your doctor to be sure, the internet just makes you more anxious!
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