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Hematologist wasn't worried, but I am!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 20, 2009
  • 08:53 PM

For about a year, I have noticed 3 enlarged lymph nodes on the back of my neck. Two are vertical, right next to each other, and directly to the right of my spine. The other one feels like a pea and is slightly to the right of them right below my hair line.

I also have a cyst right behind my right ear that I have had for years, but seems to be growing or something. Another cyst, or a growth from my other cyst, has appeared a little bit farther to the left on my head.

Some days they are larger than other days.

I saw a hematologist and my blood count was normal. He saw me 6 months later and released me from his practice because he felt there was nothing wrong. He said I could see a plastic surgeon about having the random cyst(s) removed.

I would still like to know why I can feel these 3 lymph nodes and if it's connected to the cyst(s). It just doesn't seem "normal" to me.

I don't have any other symptoms. No nightsweats, weight loss, etc. I do get headaches, not migraines, but annoying headaches at least 1 to 2 times a week and meds don't help.

I realize these things aren't really affecting my life hardcore, but it makes me worry a little. Just want to know what's causing it.

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  • If you want to be sure, have it checked by an ENT. to see what is causing the lymph nodes to be swollen
    dennis400 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hm, odd. I have had two swollen lymph nodes on the back of my neck for about a year, and a cyst behind my ear twice, both times cut and drained. I'm interested to see what you've discovered.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
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