please help out a major hypochondriac!
i recently got a very small bruise right next to my left hip bone. the bruise cleared up pretty quickly, and i assumed i had just hit it on my desk, which is quite common for me, as it's in a tricky place. now, 3 weeks later, there is a very small bump there that isn't visible but i can feel it when i touch it. my friend says she had the same thing when she had a cyst. it has gotten a bit smaller now and i stress that it is very very small, feels kind of like a tendon or a muscle.
in addition, for 4+ years i've had a small lump in my mouth, right under my tongue that i discovered by accident. i've also had 2 small lumps about the size of pencil erasers on my neck, right under my jaw and throat. they aren't painful and i can only feel them, no visible signs, and i wouldn't have noticed them if i hadn't once been leaning my head on my hand, which is when i first noticed them. i asked a doctor about them, and she said she couldn't feel anything there. so maybe not a case of swollen lymph nodes? i hope?
otherwise, i am very very rarely sick, i haven't had a fever in 4 years, and i'd consider myself quite a healthy person (eat well, exercise regularly...). these mystery lumps have gotten me extremely worried now as i was looking up normal bruise behavior, and one of the causes for it was lymphona, and now am quite scared as it seems i have other lumps that would point towards it. any help? similar experiences? is it normal that these lumps have just been there for years? thanks.