New here, hello. Been scanning these forums for the past 2 months trying to find more reassuring information than google..I've had a few enlarged (to me) lymph nodes under my ear/jaw on the left side for about 2 months now. The biggest (jugulodigastric) are about 1cm give or take a few mm (definitely under 1.5 cm) and theres a circular one just below thats under 1 cm. I would say they're soft, and so moveable I can barely keep the damn things still to measure them. I poke at them all day and I KNOW that doesn't help, but I'm just hoping they'll be gone so I don't have to be scared anymore. In my rational mind I know they're probably not even swollen (aside from my poking) They seemed to pop up around the time I noticed I had an oddly sore feeling uvula which I had looked at by 2 doctors and both said they could see nothing wrong and couldn't even understand why I had any discomfort, however I was given antibiotics just in case. They did nothing for the irritated throat or "lymph nodes", and the first doctor I saw even said they weren't even really enlarged. I however, with my PDH from google university seem to disagree. In my mind, I can feel them therefore I'm dying. I don't know if maybe they've always been like this and I've just never noticed? I have a few more tiny ones on the right side of my neck which I'm not totally concerned about, cause I'm pretty sure they've been like that since I had mono many years ago. I've been tracking them for 2 months with no change. If this was lymphoma would they have changed in that amount of time? I have no other symptoms. I mean I feel kinds crappy, but I know I'm not eating properly lately and probably not drinking enough water and the anxiety is taking its toll. Ive had both my mom and dad feel my neck and neither of them were alarmed. I feel silly even worrying, and everyone is getting pretty sick of my obsessing, but I figured you guys would understand.
Oh, I have a pretty big cavity in my left molar, right on the side with the lymph nodes that feel ever so slightly larger than the other side. I also have a cavity on my front tooth which is very large also, I'm having that fixed in April. Could this be the cause? Is there a point where I should go back and ask again, or am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? I feel like if I keep ignoring this it will turn out to be something horrible and too late to cure. Should I just really try to stop messing with them and leave it at that?