i know that i don't have lymphoma or whatever it is called.
but i like woke up this morning with a bad pain in my neck.
Throughout the day, the pain has gotten progressively worse.
Then i asked my science teacher about it, and she said that it was probably due to my lymph nodes, indicating from the spot of where the pain is.
The spot under my ear, and along the side of neck is swollen, and very tender, and is not as soft as the other side of my neck.
It also hurts when i swallow.
I got curious and looked up sore lymph nodes,
and it was telling me that hard lympth nodes meant they are losing a battle, and i have had a cold for the past few weeks, but i never thought it was that serious.
And I don't want to go to the doctor, if it is not completely necessary.
In most cases, lymphoma (a cancer of the lymph nodes) is painless. On the other hand, when a lymph nodes react to a nearby infection, they often enlarges and become swollen. If these lymph nodes are merely reacting to an infection, then they should become less tender and less swollen over the next 3 or 4 weeks. If they continue to enlarge thereafter, or if multiple other lymph nodes become enlarged in other areas of your body, then you would certainly require evalaution by your physician.
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