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So i had this kind of lump under my jawline and time to time i can feel it's benign. It's not painful. I can pin point the exact location. It's the size of a slight raised 0.5 cm palet. So i went to the gp to check for any lumps and he proceeded to feel for swelling lymph nodes or lumps. He told that there is no swollen lymph nodes or anything abnormal. Since he's the doctor, i trusted him with his check up. Although i can feel the discomfort travelling to the back of my right ear. Or just under it. So while at the gp he said since it's a concern, he will do a blood test. And after an hour of waiting for the results, he told me that my results are normal. Nothing abnormal. My cbc is all in the normal range. Now i'm confused. What is this feeling in my neck? Could it be a cyst? And can cbc find any cancer cells like leukaemia or lymphoma? Since he said it's normal, i would assume that cancer is out of the question. Although he did ask me if i wanted a referral letter to a specialist and i said why not. So what could it be? I'm 21 and i feel like my world is about to go crashing. Do note that i tend to get scratches very easily.

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    May i add that i lose some weight. In 3-4 months i lost 5kg and i didn't even plan to lose

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    I also have swollen lymph nodes in my neck, armpits and one behind my left ear.  I have been to the doctor because they are rubbery and painless and was getting scared.  He felt them and sent me for an ultrasound.  They came back normal looking but are enlarged at over 1 cm each.  I was told that sometimes people just get enlarged lymph nodes for no reason.  It's a little hard to believe, but I go along with it.  I actually read a report about a study they did with 2500 people.  They found that NO ONE had cancer who's lymph nodes were under 1 cm, and only 0.6% had a maliginancy who's lymph nodes were over 1cm, and a higher percentage for people who's lymph nodes were 2.5cm or larger.  So, after seeing the results. it gave me comfort to know that I most likely do not have anything serious.  Your's seem to be more normal size at 0.5cm.  Try not worry unless they are getting bigger.  I was told that if it's cancer, your lymph nodes would grow bigger rather quickly.  It's great to know that your doctor is going to send you to a specialist though because it's not fun living your life having to worry.  That's nice to hear your doctor is trying to ease your mind.  It's also better to be safe than sorry.  Also, try not to play the lymph nodes that seem enlarged too much (I know it's hard), because that will only make them bigger too.  Best wishes!

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      After measuring it again. It's as long as 3 quarter of tip of finger to the 3rd line of my index finger. Should be aroynd 1 cm. i'm also having stomach pain and bleeding stools too

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    Hmmm.. yes, a cm or more is more of a concern.  The lypmh nodes below your jawline are your salivary glands, which drain your mouth.  But I would imagine that there is still a possibility it's swollen in connection with your abdominal pains and bloody stool.  Also, the weight loss would be of concern.  The possibilites are endless.  Sorry I can't be of more help.  Hopefully someone else will come along that can give you more info.  Like I mentioned earlier... I'm happy for you that your doctor is referring you to a specialist.  Hopefully he can give you the answers your looking for. 

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      Thank you melissa for the insight. I hope it's nothing big. I'm only 21 and i have yet to complete my studies. Things like this bugs me out because i can't function at 100% but i do hope the doctors can get to the bottom of this

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