I've had my worries about my swollen lymph nodes since I felt one on the side of my neck (about 1.5 cm, mainless, kind of gushy to the touch) 2 and a half years ago. That summer I took my worries to my pediatrition. I was 14, I am male, and I do have mild acne. My doctor (who I originally went to) put me on antibiotics which changed nothing. My pediatrition (who saw me almost immediately) said that my blood test was perfectly healthy and everything about me (weight and height) was normal. He said that acne can infect the lymphatic system or something to that extent and that I could have them until I am 18. One thing that has worried me, a year and a half since then, is that I do have others that I have felt deep into my skin. Some at the back-top of my neck that are hard (and always have been) and some that are just at the back and sides again. Some of these I do believe I've had since the first one, but I do think I've had some new ones. They are painless and I have still felt healthy, etc.
My main question is should I see the doctor again. I remember my pediatrition saying to see my him again if they got bigger or harder. One has gotten a little bit harder, but barely. None have enlarged. My acne still remains. I would say that yes, I am a hypochondriact, but, it is always better to be safe than sorry. I really just need to put my mind at rest, because if I keep thinking I have cancer; I'll get it.
Male, Teenager, Swollen Lymph nodes, 2 years, Healthy
I'd appreciate as much information as possible. Googling can really get you scared, as my doctor said, but one can never be too sure.
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