Hard lump in neck for over 7 months!

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Quite a few months ago, i noticed a node in my neck just under my jaw which feel enlarged. It isnt visable but you can certainly feel it when feeling the area. It feels hard but hasnt got bigger or smaller. I think it is slightly moveable, i cant tell. If this was lymphoma would it have got bigger??

I dont have any sweating or itchyness, just fatigue and pains which i put down to my thyroid problem. Ive had a brain scan too, would this of seen my lymph nodes?

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    A brain scan may have picked it up or may not, as no one was looking for it. A swollen lymph node is usually a sign of infection, especially as you have been feeling tired and have aches and pains. My advise to you is to make a doctor's appointment.

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    It's pretty normal to get swollen glands under your jaw bone if you have and infection or viral infection . But it usually goes away in about a week to ten days. And sometimes it's sore to touch . As it is swollen .

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    Hi, Emily,

    Best to get yourself to a doctor so that you can be diagnosed and treated.  Good luck to you and let me know how you do!

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    I dont think i have an infection anywhere, i just have weird symptoms like a pain down my left leg for two years which i think is sciatica maybe and this swollen node which aches
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    I left it a little too late, but i finally got the lump checked. I had a follow up today with doctor as he wanted to see if it would go down..it hasnt, its still the same, aches and it swollen.

    He mention salivary stone, but he checked and couldnt feel anything. He did say that my gland feels firm like a jelly bean. Whereas they should be soft. I am being referred to an ent specialist. Im absolutely terrified about it being cancer. The doctor mentioned cancer but said it might not be, but surely the node wouldve gone down already!! Its been nearly a year i think!!

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      Hi Emily. I found a pea sized lump behind my left ear and went to the doctor immediately. I was quickly referred and a biopsy was done, it was Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (non Hodgkin's disease). The point I'm making is that I had cancer. Between seeing my GP with one pea sized lump and getting a diagnosis a short while after, two more lumps had come up. If you've only had the one swollen lymph node for nearly a year, have not suffered drenching night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, severe itching or other symptoms I would say cancer is extremely unlikely. And even if it is it's totally treatable. Let me know.

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    Could it be cancer elsewhere though that has spread?
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      Very unlikely if you've had no other symptoms, which you would have as it's been a year. For goodness sake, stop faffing around and get yourself to the doctors, he'll sort you out. Good luck.

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    Thats what i have done, the doctor was the one who mentioned cancer.
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      What kind of a doctor would say such a thing unless he had test results etc. That's very strange and stupid of them. Usually there the ones making out it's noting and then when th results come back bang. It's the first time you have heard the word. Are u sure you didn't pick dr up wrong

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      Emily please stop worrying, just because he mentioned cancer doesn't mean you've got it. The ENT doctor is the expert and he will know what to do next. Keep in touch.

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