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Neck Lump that won't go away

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  • Posted By: gt1979
  • May 13, 2007
  • 04:40 AM


Thanks for taking the time to read this.

About three weeks ago I noticed a small lump along the right hand side of the back of my neck. It was hard, but a little mobile, and just below my hairline. Over the next few days I got some mild neck swelling also. I was concerned so I went to see a doctor and upon inspection he said it was nothing to be worried about. He prescribed me anti-biotic tablets and ointment to rub on the lump.

The anti-biotics made the swelling go down and the lump seem to shrink. But, it didn't completely go away.

The fact that the anti-biotics had any affect at all made me feel like it was just an infection or virus so I just carried on and hoped eventually it would go away.

Unfortunately it hasn't gone away. It seems to be bigger on some days than others. Some days I have no neck swelling and on other days, like today, my neck feels really swelled and stiff.

Suddenly on my elbows I've started to get really bad Xma. This is strange because I haven't had this since I was a very young kid. And, while I am fine, and alert in the morning and during the day, from the evening forward I am getting very fatigued, mentally. My appetite is fine.

Obviously, I should go and see a doctor again, but I don't have insurance and I'm concerned about very expensive testing. + the prescriptions aren't cheap. Does anybody have any other advice or insights?

Thanks again for your time. I appreciate it.

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  • Sometimes after an infection in a lymph node and after taking the antibiotics, a lymph node will still be swollen. Sometimes they just never go back to normal. Please try to refrain from pressing on it and touching it, as that could be aggravating it some. You'll be fine!
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