lymph nodes to big ?

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Hi I'm a 16 year old male and I found a lymph node on my right side of my neck it

s about 3 -2 cm. I have been touching it alot  but it dose move freely I have had blood test on my red and white blood cell count and my hormonal gland aswel and it all came back good. I do have major anxiety and it makes it hard to sleep. When a new gland pops up my doctor says its nothing but this one is bigger then the rest. Should I be worried or is it normal?

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    Lymph glands are there for a reason as the bodies rubbish collectors and if they have enlarged they are working 
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    alex as u checked them with ur doc so its nothing to be worry about.there r such things in that part of neck.they r normal.
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    Hi Alex,

    Are you sure that, it is an enlarged lymph node? If yes, then it is not normal. Lymph node plays major role in the immune system. Though your reports are normal there could be hidden infection inside. Don’t ignore it and consult your GP and get checked with fine needle aspiration biopsy for correct diagnosis.

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    I had enlarged lymph nodes at your age, had tests etc as you did and was all clear, our bodies go through a lot of changes at your age and whilst you may have gone through puberty the changes still go on and you can get a whole host of changes which you may not associate with puberty and can be psychological also, I had lots of throat infections and swollen neck glands for a good few years after puberty, most are settled by the age of 21-25.

    Im not sure you can have a "hidden" infection without it affecting your white blood cell count but as it was normal then don't be worried.

    If your GP isn't aware of this "new" gland then get it checked if you want peace of mind but in the mean time if you do notice anything unusual then always consider the changes to be just part of the normal bodies development and changes.

    Finally it's good that you are aware of how your body is and feels and that you notice changes, it's good practice for when you get older but try not to get obsessed about it, a quick chat with your GP if you are concerned and ruled out the most obvious explanation will do no harm.

    You sound like a perfectly healthy Young person in body and mind.



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