i could be completely barking up the wrong tree but I’m worried even though I tell myself not to be.
A year ago I noticed I could feel a swollen lymph node in my neck. I went to the GP and he referred me to ENT as I had had a couple of night sweats too.
I went to see the consultant in January and he started making notes that the node was not palpable. I corrected him and placed his finger right on it. He explained to me it was nothing to worry about as young people like me (I’m 37 and flattered lol) might get enlarged nodes due to acne (I had one spot on my cheek). He referred me for an ultrasound anyway.
appointment came for end of June. I got the date wrong and turned up a day late. They rescheduled and my appointment was in mid October.
3 weeks later I got a letter for another appointment to see the consultant on 6th Dec. I called my doctor and he was able to tell me that the report says several enlarged lymph nodes and several cysts on thyroid. You can now see one of the nodes clearly in my neck and it’s not one I could feel before. The doctor doing the scan told me the ones I could feel weren’t the big ones as there were bigger ones deeper in.
All bloods show normal thyroid function.
so as every human does I panicked. I’m trying work out if the timings and spacing of 3 weeks means it’s obviously not urgent.
so my questions are
what time scales do they work to?
any specific questions I should ask?
anybody been through anything similar?