Hi, my name is Graham Reid. I am currently experiencing swollen lymph nodes in the upper neck region. Just above the jugular vein on either side there are what appear to be two swollen lymph nodes each around 2-3cm by 1-1.5cm in size. I have had at least one (the one on the left) of them for quite a while (months or years, I never took any notice of it before), and I am not sure if they are getting bigger or not (day to day they seem to be much the same size).
Behind my right ear I have one permanently swollen lymph node (less than .5 cm), it has been this way for as long as I can remember and I do not think it is a cause for concern. On either side of my jaw I have a swollen node, one (one the left) about 3mm the other about 1cm (I am not certain how long these have been swollen). Under my jaw and below my ear on the right hand side there is a small series of lymph nodes which suddenly appeared, but some of them appear to be going away(this was mirrored on the left but has almost disappeared). Finally I have a small swollen node on the back of my head on the left hand side.
I do not regularly experience any of the b-symptoms associated with lymphoma, although twice over the past month I experienced very mild night sweats, and I am considered healthy by everyone I know.
My question is; is it possible that I have lymphoma and what would you recommend doing about it? My doctor did feel the node under my neck (the 2-3 cm ones) but after reading that any node over 1.5 cm in length is cause for concern, I am less than satisfied with the way he dismissed my worries so quickly.