Advice For Upcoming Ultrasound24 May 2023 19:56
Good evening all,
I wanted some advice for an ultrasound I have got a lump on the left side of my neck on Tuesday 30th May.
I've had this lump now for around 6 months. I initially ignored it thinking it was a lymph node and it would go away (despite not being sick actually) but it hadn't and so I made an appt and went to the doctors. I've had 2 sets of blood tests which were all fine and one ultrasound about 6 weeks ago. The chap who did the ultrasound said he believed it was just swollen lymph nodes and if they hadn't disappeared within 6 weeks or there is a change then to come back. Excellent I thought.
I then get a call from my GP surgery asking to go in to discuss the results however that wasn't until around 4 weeks after the scan. So I went back, knowing the doctor would tell me it was ok. The doctor examined my and whilst doing so, she goes "oh yeah, there it is" and I was like "umm no it's not, it's a tough lower than that" So the doctor said she'll put me through for an urgent ultrasound and so this is where my question is.
I should say the ordinal lump is sort near the bass of my neck, maybe about a thumb nails length long and half of that wide. It's quite squishy and sometimes a little tender. The new lump is right above that, hard and around the size of a pea. The original lump is noticeable, the new one isn't.
I'm understandably concerned since a new lump has formed, but I'm worried that they will send me away again. If they don't suggest a biopsy, can I request it to be done? I'm a bit nervous about it so don't want to make an **** of myself
Any advice, I would really appreciate x