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should I go for an 8th opinion for non-movable lymph node?

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  • Posted By: zerozink
  • May 4, 2010
  • 04:52 AM

Ok, let's start off with I have a problem with Health Anxiety. I am healthy 27 year active male. So with that said, my new focus is Lymphoma. I have an anterior cervical enlarge lymph node on the right side of neck, below jaw. It feels solid, not mushy and I cant move it around. I had strept throat last Nov and just now I'm getting over acute bronchitis which lasted about 1.5 months, it left me with sinusitis and post nasal drip. Since I have really good health insurance, I've been abusing my plan.

In the past month I have been sick with a cough that's now going away, I've been to many doctors mostly concerned about lymphoma, this what they had to say:

Urgent Care - dx with bronchitis, gave me antibiotics, x-ray, blood test. All came back normal.
Urgent Care - said lymph nodes were due to me fighting infection
ER - same thing as above, more x-rays and blood test
ER - same as above, said they were not big at all. Explained thoroughly the symptoms of NHL and reassured me.
ENT (also a surgeon)- said node was about 2 cm, not hard, and movable. I asked for biopsy and he chucked. But of course like an ENT surgeon, he said to get my tonsils removed. DX with sinusitis.
ENT-said node was 1cm, zero chance of lymphoma. Even joked and said If have it, then he has it.
ER - dx with sinuitis, told me stop reading webmd and medical reports. Said node was small and movable which is no concern. (then why cant i move it around?)

I play with it all day and it seems somewhat big to me but does not stick out, lol I'm referring to my lymph node.. I have no other symptoms like night sweats, fatigue. loss of appetite. I was hoping the last ER doctor would suggest a ct scan.

So common sense tell me that these 8 doctors combined have probably seen over 10,000 patients in their practice. I assume they would have tested me further if there was suspicion of lymphoma. What do you think?

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