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Lymph Node changing shape

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2008
  • 04:48 AM

I have had this lymph node for a few years. I recently noticed (a few months ago) that it started changing shape. It does not hurt at all, nor has it gotten bigger or worse, it's simply changing as if it's splitting in two. I'm not sure what to make of this but nobody I know seems to care or would be willing to schedule an appointment. Please shed me some knowledge on what is happening. Here's a picture to show you what I mean. The lymph node is on the left side of my head, where the neck meets the scalp.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2858/lymphenodeoy1.png

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  • Small nodes may normally be palpable especially if you are thin.http://www.healthknow.info/lymphatic_system.asp
    abdrew 24 Replies
    • February 13, 2008
    • 11:19 AM
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  • I have had this lymph node for a few years. I recently noticed (a few months ago) that it started changing shape. It does not hurt at all, nor has it gotten bigger or worse, it's simply changing as if it's splitting in two. I'm not sure what to make of this but nobody I know seems to care or would be willing to schedule an appointment. Please shed me some knowledge on what is happening. Here's a picture to show you what I mean. The lymph node is on the left side of my head, where the neck meets the scalp.http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2858/lymphenodeoy1.png---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I'm in pretty much the same position. I went to the doctor and he said pretty much nothing except that "the last time someone came to me with a enlarged lymph gland, they came back 12 months later with lymphoma". I'm not sure if that some sort of sick way of trying to comfort me, or terrify me. But he obviously wasn't listening because ITS NOT ENLARGED. (well not out of the normal range......yet) anyway the point is. ill assume its going to be cancer until someone tells me other wise. I'm sick of people saying its nothing but not being able to give me a reason as to why it's happening. Also the reply to the original post docent help at all. i know what the lymphatic system is. i also understand that glands can often be felt when not swollen. (im sorry, im not trying to be mean or anything) But that wasn't a straight answer, im assuming that answer was in the link somewhere but i missed it, i was hoping someone could interpret it for me. I thought i understood it but maybe i don't.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2008
    • 03:29 PM
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