Hi,I am new to this forum and would be grateful if someone could give me a bit of reassurance.So around a month and a bit ago I kept feeling my neck.There was never anything there in the first place but I persisted to poke and prod.After maybe a week I developed what seemed like a lump and what I believe to be a lymph node due to the fact that it moved and was slightly squishy.It was maybe around the size of a small grape.I would maybe touch it around 100+ times a day and I actually made my neck very painful and sore to touch.Since then it has disappeared but I feel like I'm left with 2 relatively pea sized squishy lumps.These worry me to the max and it's the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing at night.I am going to the doctors tomorrow after a month and a bit to see if i can get some peace of mind.
So my question is,could I have flared up lymph nodes from just poking and prodding at my neck?(I forgot to mention these are about half way down my neck,just above my thyroid)
They scare me so much and I sometimes feel like people don't take me seriously.My family say they can't feel anything and that I'm over exaggerating but I know what I can feel!I have a nephew due in a few weeks and another niece/nephew due in October and all I can think is that it might be something more serious and I won't be able to watch them grow up which frightens me.
Please,if someone can just calm me down,I would appreciate it very very much.