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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: hard, somewhat painful lump on back of neck

 det - Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:05 pm

dear nurse/doctor,

i am a 22 yr old male. i recently discovered a small, hard lump, less than half the size of a pea. it is located at the base of my neck, 2-3 inches below the hairline. it was initially not painful, but i suppose i've poked around it too much, and now it feels somewhat painful.

am i looking at possible lymphoma here, or is this just an infected lymph node?

i tried to search for a similar situation through these forums but wasn't very successful.

i am rather worried, so i'd be very grateful for a response.

thank you.
 det - Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:45 am

something i should've mentioned previously...

i did have the flu for a few days, but that was three weeks ago.

for over a week, however, i have had mild sore throat that hasn't quite gone away.

also, i did return from being abroad recently, but i've been in the US for a month now.

the node is painful to the touch, however, just this morning it was not. perhaps i have touched it too much.

i would much appreciate a response, thank you

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