I first found 1 small pea size lymph node on the left back of my neck about an inch up from my shoulder. The node is round and I can move it a bit under the skin. Went to my GP a few days later who said it's a reacting lymph node fighting an infection from a pimple i had nearby. Another week's passed the node's still there so I asked to do a blood test and he referred me to an ENT.
Visited the ENT 2 weeks later who did a throughout test of my ear, nose and throat and everything was normal. Blood test also came back fine. He examined my node and said it is smaller than the size of a baked bean which shouldn't cause any concern at all. He also said that some nodes can be felt all the time and just won't go down.
The day after I saw the ENT, I noticed there is another pea bump under my hairline, also on the left side. This bump is right on the neck muscle and it feels round and harder than the first one I found. I did had some scalp problems (itchy, moderate hair loss, and pimples). Could it be related?
I have also experience a few nights of hot flashes during sleep the past month (heart pounding fast and sweat). Although I do get hot flashes once in a while before I found the lymph nodes, especially after I had a few glasses to drink. I also had itchy skin although I believe it's related to irritations from the elastic bands from my underwear. I have no other symptoms.
I plan on seeing the doctor again if this 2nd bump don't go down in a few days.
I am 32 years old and have had swollen lymph nodes, low grade fever, shortness of breath, and Eye pain starting last February. I went in and had multiple tests and they were always coming back normal. Then in June, an addition of chest pain, night sweats, lower leg itching and cramping. Just this week, they finally tested me for the Epstein Barr virus (EBV)which is related to Mono, and it came back that I had recently gotten over it. I also tested positive for CMV (Cytomegalovirus). Both of these are major and are attacks in the immune system. You should be tested for them. They can precursor Lyphoma as well. They are finally going to biopsy one of my lymph nodes, so hopefully we can rule that out. BUT TEST FOR EBV and CMV. I went 11 months and 12 doctors before I got an answer other than "Everything looks normal, we'll give it a month, and run more test if symptoms persist."
I have had this lump in my neck for a few years now it has been there since the last time i got a bad virus and usually it goes down after when i feel better but this time it didn't its just underneath my jaw near the top of my neck its always stayed the same size its painless to and it can be moved from side to side ect i have no other symptoms it feels like its on or near my pulse because when i feel it it pulsates :S i am a bit scared about going to the docs but im gunna go there this tuesday to find out once and for all what it is.
Hey, sorry to add myself to the list of problems, but I am a little worried.
I am an 18 year old girl. Last spring, almost a year ago, I had what I am pretty sure was Swine Flu. I was completely bedridden and the lymph node in my groin on the left side swelled up. It was the first time it had ever done so noticeably. Now, almost a year later, it is still noticeably swollen. It fluctuates, but it often looks like the whole right side of my groin area is swollen (its pretty big), however sometimes, especially after I pee, it returns to normal. It is soft, and I have had no other symptoms.
I had a very bad case of strep (possibly could have been mumps looking back on it) during which my neck lymph nodes we swollen to the point where I could not lift my head, and one has stayed perpetually swollen, somewhat similar to that on my groin. (Same side too!)
I am very worried because I have no idea what it could be!
hello im 15 year old male i have swollen lymph nodes all over.... 2 behind my both of ear, 4 going down my jaw line into top my neck,1 swollen in mid neck with two little tiny ones attached also one huge lump in my groin and two ones under it and 3small tiny ones on the right side of my groin. two knot under my chin and one knot inside my cheek. i have been to ent twice once was when i first felt of the knot in my cheek he said come back in 3 months if its not down its been a year .i went back recently and doctor felt my lymph nodes not my knots and said i was fine and some people just had them. then month later my throat swells up so i went back to doctor she was very concerned and did blood work on me and it came back fine she said i had a baterial infection and put me on antibotics. So now after swelling went down its back. im so scared i have worried my self into panic attacks and everything pleas just and one that can help me tell me anything ur coments and concerns will help
i was experiencing stuffy neck from some months ,most doctors thought it is stress ,yesterday i got ultra sound done and it showed multiple lymph node with biggest of size of 1.5 cm. i get pain in left ear with tinnitus.had nausea for two three days and slight fever today which never used to be case before.doc has given me antibiotics but i am worried since i have history of cin 1 and dvt. i have been misdiagnosed lots of time ,please help
These are all interesting.The Dr. found these swollen Limph Nodes when I complained my leg was swellen sometimes, He had a test done to see if I had any blockage there,I didn't but they found the Node in my Groin was inlarged, they gave me a Cat, first He said there was one but when he went in to cut it out he found two more. What do you think of it.
I am really surprised that no one has yet spoken about the importance of eating healthy, getting exercise, taking your vitamins, or drinking lots of water.
Your lymph system is your sewage system. It removes crap from your body. But it has no pump, so you have to exercise to get the fluid going.
If you eat bad stuff your body gets clogged.
Also, you need your vitamins to make sure you are building healthy cells, and lots of water and healthy fats to make the fluid.
As it applies to glands, iodine is a really important mineral. Look it up. There are lots of examples of 'painting' iodine on enlarged glands to get them to go down. You all may just be deficient in iodine, so taking some tablets could do wonders in it's self.
Remember: Eat healthy, exercise, take your vitamins, and drink lots of water. Seriously.
hi yeah. id say its the lactose intolerant thing. you see when your body cannot recognize the protein in milk, it attacks it. that is lactose intolerant. your lymph nodes are doing when they are all swollen, fighting off the proteins in milk. if you're not drinking or eating any dairy, i have no idea. it could be from the slightest bit of dairy, like emulsified milk in the least suspecting products of of being even slightly dairy. hope this helps :]
Hi i fibromyalgia and mixed connective tissue disease i also have a lump in my neck about the size of a pea i had a ct scan done today and wont get the results till next week but there is one thing that doctors dont tell you is if you find a lump anywhere in your body get it checked by an expert in trigger point therapy my husband has helped a lot of people from having surgery in the past by working on trigger points it is very effective get tests done first and if the drs dont find anything maybe try a massage therapist that works on trigger points it really helps most of the time they are trigger points in my body that i have also if you have pain in your back or shoulders get a soft ball and stand against a door and work the ball up and down your back or your shoulders that helps too Loubell PS im not saying its not your lymph nodes but its just a thought that some people might not think of
i have swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in my neck and my throat stays sore a lot and (i know this is gross) but sometimes when I cough i spit up these smelly, rubber like pieces from my throat..does anyone know what these are? I went to the Dr. and she felt my LN and said that everything was fine..but I am still worried. Should I see another Dr. for another opinion?
I used to have those things. Like a yellowy white color? Used to get stuck in a spot in the back of my mouth & I'd dislodge them w/something long & pointy. I don't know what they are, I don't know the state of my LNs @ the time, this was years & years ago, in my teens. My addiction to health started when I heard something about the negative affect of sugars on the immune system & how a can of pop would knock it out for 2 hours. I used to get sick quite a bit, once a year minimum. Sore throats. I hate few things more than a sore throat & I thought if there's any truth to that, I wanna find out, so I did. I stopped drinking pop, I stopped getting sick & I'm near a born again vegetarian now. Another thing I noticed was that those yellow rubbery things are also gone. Have been for 10 years or more. There is absolutely no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. No doctor can correct a persons negligence & honestly I think most doctors are gonna have a hard time caring about anyone that doesn't care about themselves. Like alcheme said, a lot of you people may be toxic, like I'm guessing "kakelady", may live a less than healthy lifestyle. I don't know, I'm just guessing. Knock of the cakes, the cigarettes, midnight shifts, stress, alcohol, hamburgers & pop. They are now finding the same proteins in cancers that are found in meat, but not those found in vegetables. Draw your own conclusions from those kinds of facts. I know how such knowledge will direct me going forward. The general consensus about what is & is not healthy has significant correlations to those that look & feel good & live long & strong. There is no substitute. Change your own life first before expecting a doctor to do it for you & then if you have a problem, seek the help of a doctor. They'll be more likely to diagnose it properly & more likely to care.
What you are coughing up are probably "tonsil stones",
"which is a piece or, more commonly, a cluster of calcareous matter that forms in the rear of the mouth, in the crevasses (called tonsillar crypts) of the palatine tonsils (commonly known as tonsils). They can range up to the size of a peppercorn and are white/cream color. The main substance is mostly collagen, but they have a strong unpleasant odor because of hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan and other substances.
Protruding tonsilloliths may feel like foreign objects lodged in the tonsil crypt. They may be a nuisance and hard to get out, but are usually not harmful. They are a cause of halitosis (bad breath)."
I also have these occasionally and have always had very large tonsils. I've had swollen lymph nodes in my neck that have been there for at least 6-7 years without any change. Initially I was told it was due to an infection/cold, and have also learned that sometimes lymph nodes remain permanently swollen and do not return to a smaller size.
Wow jack, you sound like you should be a Doctor. Everything you described fits the situation I had about 10 years ago perfectly. I never knew what it was until now. I don't know what caused it, but like I said in another post that is pending approval & has a swear word in it so it may not show up here, when I started living a healthier lifestyle, that stuff went away. I could always feel when there was a "glob" of it there & I'd dig it out or knock it off usually w/the pointed part of a nail file. It was like there was a little cavity there for it to sit in & it was a pain sometimes to get it out. Thanks for the info.
My prayers go out to all of you. My 2yr old has been diagnosed with Kawasaki Desease 2x now. This past April her lymph node on her neck grew the size of a large marble and they attributed to Kawasaki. This particular node tend to change every other month and pediatrician states she is coming down with a viral infection but she is fine...no flu, no cold, no infections just that lymph node that wont come down. Ive seen Rheumotologist, Infectious Deasease, sinus specialists. No one can give me a concrete answer as to what is wrong with her. I'm seriously considering going to NYC Columbia HOspital taking her to ER and start fresh, not giving any details. My biggest fear is that they say she may have something bad and all this time has gone by.
Hi Guys, I recently had a needle biopsy of neck lymph, negative results,
But dr suggest incision biopsy to take out the whole node. I just wanted to
Comment that I read needle biopsy can actually help
Spread the tumor cells (if there are any) to nearby node or areas by 50%,
So just think twice before u do that or might as well as go with removing the
Whole thing. Reference http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/Lneedlebi
Hey guys. i got a swollen lymph node under my jaw a month ago. it went down and up in size for a while but i have been checking my body for any more and i had been fine until this morning. i woke up with 2 small ones in my right side of my groin. i've done the research and it could be cancer or hiv or a serious widespread infection. my best friend had the same thing 2 years ago....first his leg then his neck. he lasted 6 months with cancer then he passed away. Not trying to scare anyone but if you have something like this just go check yourself and don't pretend to be a doctor. i am going tomorrow, and i'll relay what i find out. i'm usually optomistic but after various weeks i see death very close. enjoy every day guys.
hey guys i went to several doctors and after xrays, sonograms, blood tests and urine tests....everything came out negative. i haven't had any symptoms such as fever or fatigue or such so i've been given medicine for baterial or a viral infection and i feel better but am still getting a biopsy to send them for testing. you might have a urine infection or throat infection that when not properly treated spreads through your system.......they said if it's cancer you'll notice it get big right away. if it's hiv or some sexual disease you might have puss in your throat and they said it's common for the nodes to react like this...BUT. you should check once the lymph nodes are distant from each other just in case....good luck guys. i'm still not completely calm until these guys are completely out of my system. btw i have one on my jaw..6 in my groin and 1 behind my collar bone. the 20 pills a day are working....again i repeat. GO SEE A DOCTOR....you'll feel better either knowing you have cancer or not. at first they thought i had lymphoma so i know how some of you feel....
Hello, sorry I couldn't read all of the replies, but I read a good amount of them on the first page. I really want to get to the point. I honestly think I'm crazy, or a hypochondriac or whatever. The only 'physical' symptom I got is swollen lymph nodes. I would get sick sometimes, just really bad fatigue, then I would feel fine. This has been happening for about a year and a half now, and have been mostly ignored because of my unhealthy eating habits.
But recently, my lymph nodes (Found only on my neck, close to my thyroid) multiplied from 3 large bumps, to about 4 smaller ones. On top of that, my neck keeps twitching, and sometimes I get this shooting pain, like hot liquid glass in running down my neck. It only lasts a second, if that, but is excruciating. I also have a lot of weight fluctuation, but as I said, I have eating problems-Not sure if caused, or the cause.
Also, I know I'm sort of all over the place, but I'm 16 with pain in the back/right of my hip that comes and goes, and sometimes spreads to my legs, and spine. When these episodes occur, then can be debilitating, and effect my workout routine, and everyday life. It's usually the first sign before the all out fatigue/dull body pains/mental aberrations. I've been to a doctor, where I was given a simple physical examination, and blood tests, which all came back healthy (except for high blood pressure), and was pretty much called crazy...which I passed everything off as until more of my lymph nodes swelled up. I'm getting a doctors appointment again, I just want some more stories. Can anyone relate to the latter symptoms? And if so, what was the prognosis?
I have the exact same issues...it started in my hip and low back...went up my spine, I started getting muscular twitches and tired eyes, then lymph nodes on my neck started swelling and fluctuating. All of this progressing over 2.5 years. Been to so many doctors...I have had an ultrasound recently which revealed vascular lymphadenopathy in my neck..some lymph nodes larger than 1cm and doctor is sending me to a cancer center for next steps. I hate this waiting game and getting doctors to listen to me and take me seriously has been like pulling teeth.
i got swollen glans in my neck and just thought i had a infection, went to doctors 3 times and then they sent me to hospital, any had tests and it turns out i had lymphoma grade 4 no itching, or night sweats or nothing until after they told me and im only 24, if theres something on your body thats not normally get it checked out x