About 8 months ago I first found a small hard lump in my neck under my jaw. I can't see it through my skin I can just feel it. I didn't think anything of it until about 2 months ago when I randomly was feeling my neck and felt that same lump again. Now due to my hypochondria, I am obsessed with this lump. It hasn't grown, at least not to my knowledge, since first finding it 8 months ago. I have been to two doctors within the past 2 months to ask them about it. An ENT and a regular clinic doctor. No tests were done. Both just felt it and seemed sure that it felt normal. Clinic doctor suggested a permanent enlarged lymph node but nothing alarming since it felt like a pea. ENT said he didn't think it was a lymph node but a bone. He said if I was still worried to come back in 3 months and he will do testing then but he assured me it wasn't anything serious. It does feel hard and doesn't move which I have read suggests the worst. But I guess the good thing about it is that it doesn't seem to have grown. Someone suggested to me it could be a hyoid bone but after looking at pictures of it on the net I'm not sure that what I'm feeling is in the same place the hyoid bone would be. Another thing is that I can obviously feel it, but I can't grab it. Does this mean or suggest anything? My main worry is obviously cancer, lymphoma or leukemia, but since first finding it 8 months ago I don't have any of those symptoms that those cancers would cause. I would see a third doctor but because I saw those first two doctors weeks apart from each other my insurance has become a problem and I wouldn't get new coverage until the new year anyway and that's why I have been searching the net for questions like crazy. I have also noticed another one, the same small size, almost next to it. I noticed that about 2 months ago for the first time and haven't thought much about that one until now too. That one seems like it's the same pea size but a little flatter. The first one feels more pointy and noticeable. Any ideas or suggestions would be great! The only thing that is literally keeping me from going insane with these lumps is that fact that I read and have been told that small pea size lumps are normal.
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