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hi since i had ds in sept i've had a lot of health anxiety. not all imagined, i have a node on my thyroid and am seeing a endichronologist mid month. i also have a rectocele and cystocele. when i noticed the lump on my neck i also had one under my arm. googling and imagining had me down with thyroid cancer/lymphoma etc. then the neck lump was scanned and was a node so ignored the one under my arm but it's bugging me now.
Its like an ingrown hair but i can't find the hair. there have been a couple of zit like things and I'm wondering if th area has got infected. I am at my docs around once a week and reluctant to turn up for nothing, especially with the baby. would you do a non emerg appt or is it nothing that i should ignore. not in agony feels just like a spot but not in a specific place, more around an area and a bit red. its been about a month
Infected lymph nodes are very painful and do cause a stiff neck. What's more, untreated they don't get better! So do go to the docs for a non emergency treatment and in the meantime take ibuprofen to reduce the swelling. You may find a long soak (ha if you can find the time!) will help.