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16 years old - lump on back left of neck near but under earlobe (not on!)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 31, 2016
  • 03:18 AM

Hello! This is my first post here so forgive me if I make any mistakes...but....

I noticed this lump about 4 or 5 days ago, but I never thought anything of it. It was red at first but now has faded to a pale color, it's awfully small which made me assume it was a mosquito bite, but it hasn't gone away or changed in any way shape or form. It doesn't itch and it only hurts if I press on it.

I'm under EXTREMELY heavy amounts of stress/anxiety and am prone to hypochondria and depression, during that week I was going through PMS as well, and my b12/d vitamin counts are low from my most recent blood tests and I am currently taking vitamin supplements for this.

We can't afford to go to the doctor's right now, but...should I worry about this? As I stated, it doesn't hurt or itch, but it's not much bigger than a bite. I don't want to stress, but without answers I'm getting more and more worried it might be lethal...

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  • Hello- I am also 16 years old.
    I've had this happen before, but in the middle of my back right on my spine. It could quite possibly be a cyst. There are many different types, so I'd definitely go get that checked out.

    It could also be a swollen limphnode (I'm not sure how to spell that). I've had that happen from getting mononucleosis in 6th grade.
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