I'm a 21 year old male. I woke up this morning with a really stiff neck and back ache, which I assumed was because I had slept in a bad position.
However, I also noticed a lump/spot under my armpit. It is red in colour and very painful and tender to touch. It is a bit bigger than a pea. I have an identical kind of lump/spot in my groin area. Both these lumps/spots appeared today and they are both sore/tender. I looked online and it seems it could be something related to my lymph nodes -- but I don't feel ill or like I have a cold/am fighting an infection (yet, anyway). This may be weird and mean nothing, but I had a hot jacuzzi bath a couple nights ago so not sure if that could have caused this?
Is this something I should be majorly concerned about? I have a very busy couple weeks and would rather not see my doctor unless it could be something very serious. Am I "safe" to wait it out and see if they disappear by themselves, or is this something I should get checked out immediately?
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