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I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

15 Jun 2016 03:51

Hello all,

Over the past 5 or so weeks I have been going mad. I found a reasonably sized lump on the right hand side of my neck, pretty much directly in the centre of my neck on the right hand side and the line of it is just past my ear, I am only a 17 year old lad, about to turn 18 and at this moment in time I'm going mad. 

I literally have no idea what to do, if anyone has and clues to what this may be and what to do that could point me in the correct directon that would be great, I prefer to talk about this anonymously rather than to my parents just yet. What I basically want to get out of this is to find out if anyone else has had anything else that is similar, I have tried to scan the internet for possible thing that this could be, but this does not help me psychologically at all.

The only symptoms I have are I am struggling to swallow, however apart from that over the past 5 or so weeks I've just had a couple of sniffles, but that's it, apart from as stated above I feel perfectly fine. 

Really hope someone can help me and point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it, what an 18th birthday present this could turn out to be... Sad 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 00:14 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie,

I'm Georgia and I'm 20 and for the last year and a half I've had a swollen lymph node behind my right ear - sometimes it feels big, sometimes it shrinks, but I've been told by the doctors many times that it's only my glands! They can swell when you're ill/got an infection etc and sometimes they never go down, like mine. But in my case, the more I checked it was there, the more irritated it would get and it would swell more. 

Since you're worried, I would advise going to the doctor and getting it checked out. I understand why you're worried, but I'm sure it's nothing, but go to get it checked just in case Happy x

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 01:02 in response to georgie1

Hi, Georgia, 

thanks for the reply, you know how you said it may be because I'm fighting off an infection? Is that the same case for you? Because you have had it a much longer time than me. 

Really appreciate the reply x 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 10:35 in response to Charlie98

my sons lump is on the left side of his neck, in 6 weeks it has gone from nothing to the size of an orange. as a paranoid mum ive been looking into what it could be while we wait for appointments. the list is so long. things range from swollen lymph node due to infection, cysts, cancer. i can imagine youhave probably looked at al the possibilities. have you seen your GP yet? best of luck

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 13:02 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie, 

When mine first came up it was a week after I'd got 2 new ear piercings, both in my right ear. I think it came up because it was trying to fight off infection in them, but lymph nodes can also come up to fight off other infections and illnesses. 

Is yours getting bigger or staying the same size?

Georgia x  

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 19:40 in response to georgie1

Hi Georgia, 

it differinciates to be honest, sometimes I feel it's quite big, but then sometimes I also feel it is going down and it isn't as big. X 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 21:36 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie, 

I'd go to the doctors just to be safe, but try not to worry Happy let me know how you get on x 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

16 Jun 2016 23:24 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie and welcome to the forum

lumps can be many things most of which are easily dealt by our own bodies or a spoonfull of medicine.

if you are really concerned though, as others have mentioned, it's always wise to get things checked out...just for peace of mind really.

dont go trawling the Internet to self diagnose otherwise you will convince yourself you have two weeks to live. In reality, you have a long way to go before you start collecting your pension.

keep us up to date with things and shout if you have any questions

 

vatch

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

17 Jun 2016 14:43 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie,

im sorry to hear of your worries, I understand how your feeling I also have a lump on the side of my neck (had for about 4mths) at present I've been to gp who did bloods which came back clear so refered to ENT so far I've had camera up my nose to check all clear which it was so now I'm waiting on a scan & biopsy and the waiting alone is very worrying. I'm hopeful this will turn out to be nothing and at the moment all I can do is wait.

the only person that knows is my husband we've chose not to tell anyone because I know they will constantly worry,

please just go to your gp and get checked it's far better to be safe than regret not going. Please keep us updated with how things go wish u good luck 

snowqueen 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

3 Jan 2018 18:23 in response to Charlie98
I have the same thing and I don't know what to do

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

3 Jan 2018 22:54 in response to sian213

Hi Sain

happy new year and welcome to the forum

there are many people that come to this forum with the same issue, but I am glad to say that when most pluck up the courage to go see their doctor, that we never hear from them again

i guess they all get sorted and have no need for this site

in the main lumps and bumps in the body are common, most go in time, some need a little medical intervention, and some need a little bit of testing to diagnose.

on the very rare occasion is it something that knocks us back

how do I know this .... well I am now 3.5 years post Tomotherapy and chemo for a head and neck cancer and speak to many people on hear and help them through this initial worrying process

we can’t diagnose here, that’s not our area of expertise, but we have all been through this initial worrying stage and some of us have gone further in that journey

so, let’s talk about you

whats worrying you?

how long have you noticed this lump?

have you spoken to your doctor about it?

Shout when you want to, there is always someone on hand to talk to

 

vatch

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

4 Jan 2018 00:48 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie

We're not doctors here, and ever if we were, no one can diagnose your problem over the internet.

This has been going on for 5 weeks, you're having problems swallowing, and it's worrying you - that's three good reasons for visiting your doctor and getting checked out. 

I suggest you phone for an appointment tomorrow. 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

2 Apr 2018 19:17 in response to Snowqueen6
So did everything come back ok?

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

2 Sep 2018 00:13 in response to Charlie98

Hi Charlie 

ive have a lump in the same place you do. I went to the doctors and they told me to get a blood test. I go back on Tuesday and I just wanted to know what happened when you went to the doctors and did you get a good or bad result because I’m worried to get these results because the lump hasn’t stopped growing since Saturday 

Re: I am worried about lump on the right side of my neck

27 Sep 2018 09:30 in response to Charlie98

Charlie, can you update us here?   Almost two years passed since when you posted this question.