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Sandyspen
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USA
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Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  4:39:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've read so much at WebMd that I scared myself.

I have two lymph nodes in my neck, (behind the ears) guess there are some in front of the ears too but they aren't swollen.

I've been trying to figure out why they are swollen without running to the doctor. They've been swelling slowly for quite awhile. I thought they would eventually hurt, or go away. Nope...

The one on the right is really big, the other not so big. They don't hurt, they aren't sore, and are just squishy to the touch. The smaller one is just a raised lump maybe 1" long.

The one on the right is maybe as large as half an egg. (longwise). It sort of looks like an egg is pushed under the skin.

Just thought others might have these or have some idea. I gained weight when first diagnosed but that was 6 years ago now.

Can you tell-- I hate going to the doctor. Anyone else have these little pouches?

~ Sandy
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PennyPA
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Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  10:41:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go to the doctor and find out what's what. It could be serious or it could be nothing.

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Sandyspen
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Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  10:27:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know. Have an appt for next Tuesday. I asked awhile back and another lady said she had them too, but I couldn't remember who it was.

Yep, I'm goin' I'm goin... :)


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Dave-OH
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Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  12:35:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are a lot of minor issues that can cause the issue, and only an MD can diagnose the issue. Infection is the number one reason.

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rosytomato
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Posted - Feb 03 2017 :  4:47:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sandy,
Was thinking about you and wondering how you were feeling and if you had a chance to see the doc yet about your lymph nodes? Hope all is well.

rosy

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Sandyspen
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Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  1:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I didn't come back sooner. My appt was with my general doctor, but he knows all my other issues just doesn't treat them.

But, he said the two large nodes on my neck/shoulder aren't lymph nodes because they don't get that large. But they felt like regular fat to him. He didn't make a guess at anything else.

I sort of doubt it, but don't know what else to do. When I go to my pulmo in a few months, think I'll ask him too. I haven't added any other fat anywhere. Seems odd for these two large pads on my shoulders. Really weird.

Let you know if I learn anything else.


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Bo H
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Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  5:14:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It could be just fatty tumors. I have one on my thigh and one in the middle of my back. I have had them for years and when they get so big they hurt I either drain them or let the Dr. do it.

Bo in Al
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PennyPA
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USA
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Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  6:27:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one, too, on the inside of my thigh. I've had it for as long as I can remember. Doesn't get any littler and doesn't get any bigger. I've never heard of having to have a fatty tumor (official name=lipoma) drained though.

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Bo H
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Posted - Feb 23 2017 :  2:03:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Penny, lose a lot of weight and have a large knot on your spine and it wont be long before you hear of it. I was in rehab one day and started smelling something sour and felt my back get wet. The nurse put a thick gauze pad over it and it drained itself before I got home.

Bo in Al
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