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I could really use some advice. I noticed some swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck last summer, including one (submental, I think) under my chin which is a really odd shape...long and thin, not bean shaped at all. I saw an ENT in November who chalked them up to sinus issues (I have a post nasal drip) and told me to flush my sinuses twice a day for a year and come back to him if I was still having issues.
When the issue persisted, however, I pushed my GP for a referral to haematology and they sent me for a CT and some blood tests. The blood tests are mainly virology so will take weeks to come back so my next appointment, where I’ll get the results of the CT and the tests, isn’t til mid March. The wait is agonising, so I suppose I’m looking for input on what seems to be going on with me, I’d be grateful for any input at all.
I have the submental lymph node I mentioned, as well as a small bean shaped one that’s palpable inside my collar bone on the far right, a round one just behind and a few centimetres below my earlobe, and then what feel like two very solid knots either side of my Adam’s Apple (if that’s what it’s called in a woman). These ones are particularly worrisome because I don’t think a doctor has ever noticed them. They’re so solid that I thought they were just a normal part of my anatomy, bone or cartilage or something, but I can’t see on anatomy diagrams what they could possibly be other than very hard lymph nodes.
I’m 28, female, generally in good health, BMI about 21. I’m one year postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a seronegative autoimmune arthritis which pretty much only causes problems with my right hand.
I’d really appreciate people’s thoights on this. I’m freaking out as only a mother who’s faced with the prospect of cancer can!
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