I have had lumps on my neck and armpit that come and go since age 14, Im 21 now. I have had trouble coughing these past few years and Im always tired no matter how much sleep I get. Unrelated or related I barely eat or sleep but that may be from other things. I was wondering why Im sore and sensitive on my neck and armpits. I dont have an std. If its non hodgkins lymphomia how do I prepare for treatment if I have no family and little income?
The description of the lump (Location and the tenderness) indicates it to be a enlarged lymph node, âââassociated with a transient infection in the chest wall, breast or lungs.
Lymph node enlargement is a very common sign and can cause many people to get stressed and ââââÂÂlose their sleep. A few major symptoms and danger signs can help you differentiate very common âââbenign conditions and from those indicating conditions like ÂÂcancer and chronic diseases. â
Symptoms like persistent fever, weight loss, night sweats along with multiple enlarged, painless lymph ââânodes may indicate conditions like lymphoma or cancer.â
You might consult a doctor for a physical examination and if needed a course of antibiotics, to help âââclear any asymptomatic infections. â
In addition, you might benefit by getting a PPD test, Sputum Examination and a X ray chest, to rule out Tuberculosis or conditions like pneumonia.
In case of doubt, and if the lump has lasted more then 4-6 weeks, a âbiopsy of the âlymph nodes for a âdefinitive âdiagnosis might be helpful.â
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