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Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« on: August 21, 2014, 12:49:44 AM »
Is there a lymph node where the back of your head meets your neck? Like there's your spine and then there's those small dipped areas beside it---

are there lymph nodes there?
because on the right side there's a bump there under the skin. It's not hard really, but it's not squishy either. And I don't remember feeling it, so alas, I am concerned it's something bad.

I can't compare it to the other side because I have a cyst on the other side.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 02:47:03 AM »
I noticed the same thing a few weeks ago.  My mom is a nurse, she felt it and said it's a lymph node, I didn't even know lymph nodes were there.  I am unsure though.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 07:41:59 AM »
I'm still like super afraid it's a tumor. Would I know if it was. Would it feel a certain way??
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 07:53:41 AM »
I'm so scared right now omg.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 08:18:07 AM »
update: i found one on the other side of my neck but it's lower than the one on my right side????
and closer to my spine.

the one on my right is in that area between your spine and the bone that's the start of the back of your ear, like it's right next to that. and the other one on the left is lower and closer to my spine.

this doesn't help me feel better at all.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 11:43:17 AM »
Are they movable? Are they sore? How big are they?
If theyre healthy, they're supposed to be movable, slightly sore (more when you press on them) and not too big.
However, there are ppl who have hard, immovable ones that are not bad either.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 11:48:37 AM »
They are about the size of my finger tip? I can't really give a calculated size. They are exactly sore. I mean I suppose they are a little bit after I mess with them and are no longer touching them. They are also not super moveable but kind of???

My mom said they aren't anything to worry about but I'm still stressed.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 11:52:37 AM »
Those are all good signs. the cancerous nodes are. Big, continue getting bigger, are not movable at all and are rock hard they are also painless.
You're OK. I just got over a similar fear and what I was feeling weren't even exactly noses but in the process of touching them so much, I did make one swell. Don't touch them. It makes them way worse, seriously.
Some people also just have shitry nodes that are hard immovable etc but aren't huge. They never go away and sometimes ppl have multiple of them.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 12:11:31 PM »
I'm definitely trying to tell myself there is nothing to worry about but it's still scary. I might make a doctors appointment just to make sure but I also don't want to feed my hypochondria. The more I press on them the less I think they are sore when I push on then. Like they are BARELY sore when I'm not messing with them but when I am they don't really hurt. It's only afterwards. So that concerns me too. Ugh.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 03:11:21 PM »
Sore is less worrisome but even if it isn't, a lot of people still have these nodes and they're totally fine. If you go to the doctor, make a promise that you'll believe them. Express all your concerns and if they say you're fine, you're fine.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 03:43:25 PM »
I will. They have gone down some since this morning which is reassuring. I probably wont go to the doctor, but we shall see.
Thank you for replying Marie. I really appreciate it.
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Re: Lymph node at the base of neck and head?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 03:54:32 PM »
great sign! Remember, cancer lymph nodes don't go up and down, they are relentless and get bigger and bigger. Np. I hope you feel better
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