Sometimes when I am just doing something out of my ordinary day routine, the lympfs (not sure I spelled it right, I am not english) in my neck bother me. Sometimes they are a bit swollen it seems, and other times they just hurt.
Almost automatically, I make my neck 'smaller' by keeping my head a bit down. It hurts every heartbeat, for example after walking the stairs, for a few minuts. The feeling is very frightening.
It could be an infection, it could be mono, I am not a dr, it could be more serious. My suggestion is to get to the dr and get it checked out.
Let us know what you find out as the situation might get worse. Even if it is something minor at least you will get some relief. I have always felt that if in doubt, get it checked out because you never know. They say that pain is always a sign that their is something wrong.
I completely agree. When I was a little girl I had a similar experience. I remember having the pain in my neck and then one day one swelled and stayed that way. I was 8 years old and had to get it drained and it was a horrible experience at that age. Def get it looked at. I don't remember the exact diagnosis of mine since I was so young but anytime mine swell now I get to the doctors right away.