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Scared of lymphoma
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:35:06 AM »
Good Morning,

I just joined anxietyzone.  The past week has been a nightmare.  It all started the day after Easter.  I was in the shower and Noticed this huge ingrown on my jaw line.  I did not think anything of it because i frequently get ingrown (I have a very thick facial hair)  for a week a squeezed and poked at it until some pus finally came out.  Well, this Tue i noticed a lump on the side of my neck( imagine my ears and go straight down mid neck) probably twice the size of a pea.  very moveable and not painful.  So i went to dr google and lymphoma was basically what came up.  yesterday i saw my dr who thought it was a swollen lymph node, but was not sure.  she sent me to a dermatologist for the ingrown.  dermatologist confirmed it was a swollen lymph node and he also thinks it can be from the ingrown thats all swollen at this point, but he didnt seem convinced.  he said if it does not go away in 8 weeks i need to see an ENT and have a biopsy.  That scared the hell out of me.  These are my questions?  Can a very swollen ingrown cause a swollen lymph node?  and shouldnt it be tender?  Are moveable swollen lymph nodes the ones you should not worry about?  Can someone please help?? 

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Re: Scared of lymphoma
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 12:39:20 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
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Re: Scared of lymphoma
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 03:32:55 AM »
Hey Brooker! I'm glad you joined us!

I know lymphoma is HUGELY terrifying, and I've recently just had a scare of that myself! The HA (Health Anxiety forum) has tons of great threads on lymphoma and swollen lymph nodes that you can read over, or you can post your own and get better answers! I would suggest posting this worry to that forum as you'll reach the right people there!

But honestly, your lymph node doesn't sound like anything to worry about. Ingrown hairs are notorious for causing swollen lymph nodes. If your doctor isn't worried, you shouldn't be either. They can take a while to disappear, so don't let any prolonged swollen nodes scare you!

Also, it's better to never EVER google symptoms! It'll just cause panic.
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