Swollen Lymph Node help

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I'm 20 years old and I have a swollen lymph node on the side of my neck. It's painless and doesn't seem to move. I have no other symptoms and I haven't been sick which I know is a common cause. It seems like it's gotten a little more noticeable (and bigger) but that could just be my imagination. I only noticed it about 3-4 days ago (not to say I didn't have it earlier and just didn't notice; I found it by accident) so I'm sure it's nothing but just wanted some input smile

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    Hi Kristen, sounds pretty similar to myself. I'm 20 too, and about 6 months ago i noticed a small lump the the left side of my neck but thought nothing of it becuase it didn't hurt, so i just left it and checked it every now and again. Recently i was watching something on TV about cancer and they mentioned about checking for lumps- this made me curious to see if my lump was still there- was surprised to see that it was and felt alot more prominent and harder which suggested to me that it might have grown. This was a bit concerning so i decided to go to my GP to get it checked out- she said it was most likely to be an enlarged lymph node which flared up a while ago when i might have had a cold or the flu and it just never returned back to normal size, but as i couldn't remember being ill and thought it had grown in size she was a bit concerened so sent me for a blood test to get my full blood count and refered me over to the hospital to get an ultrasound which i'm going for tomorrow morning. I know it can be quite stressful worrying what it might be, so i would just go get it checked out like i have done just for peace of mind if anything- most likely to not be something sinister as its quite common for these to pop up, but again you never know! Hope this helps smile
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      Hey the ultrasound went fine she said everything looked normal and it was slightly enlarged but felt worse where i am 'slim' haha felt silly afterwards but glad i got it checked to stop me worrying! Hope your okay with yours - has it gone down yet? 
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      It's still the same.  It's only been about 11 days so I'm going to wait another week or so and if it still doesn't go down then I will make an appointment to get it checked.  Glad your ultrasound went well!
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