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MissConduct
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So I have this lump in my neck. It is pretty small, round, and it moves, like when I push on it, it seems to kind of bounce from place to place. I have another one of these same things by my jaw line, I had my doctor check the one by my jaw line a while ago, and she said it was normal. I kind of think that this is like that but,I'm still worried about it. Do you guys have any idea what it might or might not be?
Thanks, in advance...

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Honestly, if your doctor said it was nothing to worry about, it's probably nothing to worry about. If you're curious as to what it is, you'll need to ask your doctor - there's no way we could tell you what it actually is without being doctors ourselves and examing the lump in person.

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GreenGoddess
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Did your doctor tell you what it was? If your doctor said it was nothing to worry about, it may just be a swollen lymph node. When you're sick or stressed they can become slightly enlarged or sore. It's a sign your body is working to fight off a virus or bacterial infection. If your doctor says it's nothing to worry about, it probably isn't! [Smile]
Here is some information from www.thelymphnodes.com:

"It is a tiny, been-shaped gland at different areas of your body. This gland is are part of your lymphatic system, which moves lymph node fluid, waste substance, and nutrients through out your body bloodstream and tissues.

Each lymph node is also an important part of your immune system. Your lymph node filters fluids, catching viruses, bacteria, and other unknown materials. Then your unique white blood cells destroy the unwanted materials.

A lymph node may be found alone or in a group though out your body. A group can be felt:

* In the neck
* underarm
* In the groin

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MissConduct
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I also have one by my jaw line that has been there for years, the one in my neck has been there for 4-5 months at least thats when I found it, could constant allergic reactions cause them, or perhaps large amounts of stress... they don't cause pain and they move... srry to keep asking about this i'm just a bit confused about it...
thanks in advance for any info [Smile]

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Seriously, as Jean said, your best bet here would be to go see your doctor about it. Really.

There's like no way we can tell exactly what it is without even examining it.

So, if the doctor said it was normal but yet you are still concerned about it, then you can simply ask her to take a look at it again at your next visit (or even sooner if you want) or simply ask for the opinion of another physician.

And while you're at it, you can also ask her about its cause. Without knowing what it exactly is, we can't really tell you what causes it nor what triggers it, be it stress or allergy reactions or other things.

So asking your doc about it is really the best thing to do here. [Smile]

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