(Closed) I have a lump in my neck

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

To me it sounds like it could just be a lymph node… but I’m definitely no doctor. If it’s stressing you out, you need to get a second opinion. Even if it’s nothing, it’ll drive you crazy if you’re constantly worried that something is wrong!

Post # 4
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Get a test to settle your mind.  If you don’t, it’s going to eat away at you.  Trust me. 

My friend had the SAME thing last summer.  She mentioned it to her doctor.  They said it was nothing.  She felt a little run down, a little itchy now and then.  They kept telling her she was just tired from being a mom (three little girls). Finally, she insisted that they do a cancer test.


It was cancer. It’s a form of cancer that has a 90% survival rate, so she’ll be okay, but how much sooner would they have caught it if they didn’t push her off the first couple times?



Post # 5
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A girl I know has the same thing and it’s just a cyst, go get it checked so you can quit stressing!!

Post # 6
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i have one just like that in front of my ear on my jawline. it’s just a small lymph node. my mom’s a nurse, so i trust her. if you don’t feel comfortable with what your doctor said, go to another doctor.

as someone who works at a cancer center, if you really believe it could be something serious you should go get it checked. i completely understand not wanting to know, but if it is something (which i’m sure it isn’t!) you want to know sooner rather than later. your health is 100% more important than a wedding.

please go and see someone and let us know. (i really, truly believe it is probably nothing.)

Post # 8
3261 posts
Sugar bee

My little brother had a lump on his neck that started off pretty small. It was on the right side of his neck. Gradually over the months, it grew into the size of a golf ball, but thankfully turned out to be a cyst and was removed.

As pp’s have said, its probably best you get a second opinion if only to ease your mind.

Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know it’s hard, but get it checked out. Probably a lymph node and nothing to worry about. I had that in my armpit in college for a couple months and that’s all it was. During this time you are probably more stressed than normal bringing your immune system down. Im no doctor but just trying to help you feel better. Good luck and keep us posted!

Post # 10
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had a node enlarge as a reaction from the type of shampoo I was using.  Have you recently changed shampoos?  or wash too frequently?

Post # 11
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@MissTaken: No, not all lymph nodes become enlarged at the same time. And there are many reasons why they would become englarged- head injurys (even just a small bump onthe noggin),viruses, stress, allegric reaction to products.I will go get it checked out just to put your mind at ease.

Usually if it is cancer it will grow in size over a period of time. Depending on the type of cancer, some grow very quickly. 

Post # 12
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

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@MissTaken: She has Hodgkin s Lymphoma and is in chem right now. 

Apparently, the itching she talked about with her doctor should have prompted them to take her seriously.  She says that she read that itchiness is a symptom of her kind of cancer.


I’m not trying to scare you.  In fact, I usually tell people to relax then they rush to the doctor (someone on here had a green tongue a while back and I felt like I was one of the only people telling her to relax). 

I just know that worrying can tear you up and you don’t need this piled on top of the other stuff you have going on.  Go get a test.  Chances are they will find that it’s benign.

Post # 13
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had one. It was hard, roundish, and didn’t hurt. It was just a cyst – wouldn’t have ever had to been removed, but I did and it was a quick awake local anesthesia surgery to remove.


Get it checked out to rule out the worst, but know that it’s probably just fine.

Post # 15
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Fiance had a cyst removed from his neck this summer.  It was about the size of a cotton ball. That was my first reaction when I read your post.  Just a disclaimer, he got his removed but they had to cut it out and use two layers of stitches to close the hole. The scar is fading but it kind of looks like a hickey! If it turns out to be a cyst and they want to remove it, you may want to hold out until AFTER the wedding.  I can definately see it in our engagement photos.

Post # 16
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a lump in my neck, but it’s kind of flat and round.  It’s just a little fatty tumor.  It hasn’t changed sizes in years, so it’s no biggie.  For you though, I’d definitely go get it checked out if nothing else but a peace of mind.  Good luck to you!

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