(Closed) I have officially turned into a hypochondriac

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

It is fairly common to have a cyst in glands around the neck. For the life of me I can’t remember what they’re called but I’ll try to think of it. Without knowing exactly where it is obviously nobody can say one way or another but I wouldn’t worry. Cancerous lumps also tend to not be painful to the touch, although that’s not any kind of absolute rule. 

Post # 4
1077 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t worry, webMD always thinks it’s cancer. Wink I’ve convinced myself that I was way more sick than I actually was because of something I read online probably like 100 times by now!

Post # 5
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jules28:  The swelling can be caused by any infection. Not necessarily a sore throat or cancer. Your lymphatic system is responsible for fighting infection which is the swollen gland you are noticing. Try not to freak out! Keep us posted..

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee

Also, it is my understanding that cancer doesn’t grow and decrease or swell and then go down. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

I’ve had similar sounding situations with lumps and knots in my neck area. They’ve all turned out to be nothing serious (usually a viral infection that is not causing me any other “typical” symptoms). But it is good that you’re seeing a doctor just to be sure!

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