Hello thank you for taking the time to read this.
Im a 23 year old male and about 2 years ago now I was just randomly feeling my neck and noticed a small lump on the right side of my neck (about 3 inches directly below my ear) it is about 2cm across in size and quite flat. When I touch the edge of it it feels quite spongy and moves around a little when I touch the edges and it does not hurt to touch. I have had no bouts of colds, coughs, flu, exhaustion etc and have not had any other problems so in general my health has been excellent.
I did point out the lump to my Doctor a year ago and he said it was just a swollen lymph node and to come back if it got bigger or caused any pain. It hasn't effected my life or health so I kind of forgot about it until a few days ago when I just happened to feel the area again and it was still there exactly the same as before it feels exactly the same and has not grown in size. The best way to describe it would be if I push down a little on the edge of it it seems to squish down a little and move a bit it feels quite soft probably the consistancy of the touch of your nose.
I am just a little worried as it has been there now for over 2 years and can't help thinking it could be something more then jump a swollen lymph node as I have read lymph nodes swell to fight infections but I haven't had any for a long time. My other question is if it was something serious then wouldnn't I have experienced any other symptoms yet as it has been there for like 2 years now wouldn't other symptoms have come out if it was something more serious?.
I am going to the Doctors this week to see what he says now. I know no one can give a proper diagnosis online but if anyone has had similiar or has any help or advice on what you think it could be would be great. Thank You.
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