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Hi Patient forums I hope you can help me with a bit of a worry I have at the moment.
I'm 25 years old, quite slim and usually very healthy! I rarely get ill/colds etc and consider myself to have a good diet.
I found a lump on the left side of my neck at the start of June while taking a shower. After feeling around I felt that it was actually a swollen lymph node, with another underneath. Odd because I hadn't been feeling unwell.
I left it for 2 weeks to see if they went down and unfortunately nothing changed, they didn't change in side at all.
After a trip to see some friends I found the next day I broke out in a cold sore on my lip and began to get a lot of sore swollen glands on my neck, under my chin. I knew I had some sort of bug. The next day I had a lot more in my neck so I thought I should get a check over to put my mind at ease by my GP.
He confirmed I did have quite a few swollen glands and took into account the one I had on the side of my neck for a month and he sent me for a full blood count. Everything came back releatevely normal on it apart from one marker, so a few days later I was sent for a heamocrit level blood test which came back yestserday apparently in normal ranges and that are fine the nurse telling me the results said.
Now I do not know much on Lymphoma but I would just like to know should my mind be at rest that my blood count levels and haemocrit levels are within normal range or should I ask for a different kind of test?
It just doesn't seem like these two lymph nodes on my left are changing at all and it's a huge worry to me.
I don't really want to talk about it too much with my family so I'd love some advice on here before I go poking the doctor. I'm really just hoping it's nothing to worry about!
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