Hi im 18 years old and im concerned because ive had this lump on the right side of my neck for over a year now. It's above my collar bone and a little bellow my ear. I had gotten sick with two rare virus's in my throat about a year ago, after they treated me i noticed there was a lump about the size of the tip of my pinkie on my neck. My friend's mom is a nurse and she looked at it and told me it was probably swollen from getting sick. Since then the lump has not gone away. I've always had a good immune system until the past 2-3 years and have been getting sick with every type of throat sickness. Tonsils don't need removed or anything. Also i have fullness below my ribs and it's almost like my stomach is bulging there. I'm constantly tired, dizzy and nauseated... whats wrong with me?? I'm really scared and going to see a doctor soon, but would like a second opinion since they'll probably just say swollen lymph nodes because im sick! which im not.
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the lump on the right side of neck for over a year now. You have also made a mention of repeated throat infections for the past 2-3 years.
Undoubtedly, the first possibility in your case is going to be a swollen cervical lymph node. The repeated URI could be the reason lymph node enlargement is persisting. Minor infections can lead to the enlargement of cervical lymph nodes but those less than 1.5 cm in size are insignificant clinically.
You must consult your personal physician for definitive diagnosis and management as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.
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