Bump behind ear.. Revisited :/

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Guys n gals!

Been a while off here for no other reason than I've been in a pretty dark place! Huge health anxiety sufferer over here.

Basically obsessing about myself at the moment and finding things to worry about.. Tens to cycle from my lungs to my bowel to my stomach and now we're back to the bump behind my ear.

Been there a while had it checked it over a year ago doc said was nothing to worry about. Since then it's remained there occasional increase in size then returns to smaller size but always feelable through touch.. Had blood tests (unrelated) recently all was good. But yeah obsessing about this at the moment AGAIN!

It's behind my right ear and I'm assuming it's a lymph node.. It's hard and moveable when pressed with two fingers but not completely free moving. Painless. Just wandering if anyone has had the same experience as Im having .

I'm trying to reassure myself that if it was cancerous it would have grown by now. I have an unrelated ENT appt next month about my post nasal drip so I was going to ask them there but you know with health anxiety everything has to be now now now and any wait is excruciating!

You're all probably sick of me by now but hey any help is greeted fondly! I'm 22 and healthy in other aspects! 

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    Hi! I have the exact same a little bump behind my ear it's the exact same! I'm also a very very bad hypachondriac too I know exactly how it feels! Xx
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    I too have bad health anxiety and we both know I think that no amount of reassurance isnof any use at all - because we just don't accept it. The only way to deal with it is to deal with the root anxiety beneath the health anxiety. Once that is addressed the rest will follow. Therapy is a good option for resolving these things, meds cant resolve issues
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    Hi i suffer with aniexty bad and I had lymth nodes come up in neck near neck muscle they went done abit and after 5 months I can still feel them also I have a few around my jaw that move like peas.  I've just found one under my chin the more I speak with people with aniexty they seem to have them I have read aniexty can cause them aswell. Mine have been here a while now and I.  Beginning to fink it's just part of me even thou km always worring lol.  
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    HI willhinders

    NO one is sick of you as we have all had same issues from time to time.  I once went through the old lump and bump phase also.  Found bumps in my groin, neck etc which were all lymph nodes. If it helps I work in a haematology clinic which specialises in lymph node cancer and a doc can tell from the feel of it if it is suspicious or not.  So I think you're good.  When we're anxious they feel bigger than they would usually.  Are you on meds?  I ask this because it was the only thing that stopped my health anxiety finally!  Even now I get the odd worry and google it but am more sensible about it.  A couple of months ago I had a gallstone stuck in my biliary tract and automatically knew it wasn't one of my anxiety issues as I was in so much pain.  I worry more about my kids and husband these days.

     

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      Thanks for this post. My neck is hurting more on the left side the big muscle when you stretch your neck it hurts bad. But my ent checked it and examined my mouth and put a tube down my nose to check my throat and all was ok. Meds are helping me along with meditation and therapy. 
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      Hey sweet! Thanks so much for the reply really appreciate it sorry it's taken so long to reply id read it but been so down in the dumps I havnt even had the decency to write back! Lumps still there I've given in to the fact that I'll never be satisfied with any info unless I beat the awful health anxiety.. Taken over my life I've never felt so down and helpless and tired! 
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    I reckon its a cyst will. It will disappear in time

    Richard

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