Today while taking a shower, I noticed a lump under my skin. It is under my left clavicle, between my shoulder and sternum. Looking at pictures of the lymphatic system, it looks like it could be a swollen lymph node. Because of the location, it looks to me like it could be a swollen axillary lymph nodes (levels III?).
I did some research about cat scratch disease, Hodgkin's, etc... here are some of the symptoms I have had.
I have had migraines almost all of my life, and was put on prescription medicine about 3 years ago.
For the past year or so I have had felt "uncomfortableness" in my chest area. i thought it was something that had to do with my hear but I wasn't too worried about it, but now that I have this swollen lymph node it made me think.
About a month ago I was sick and experienced an upset stomach and vomiting. It last 24 hours.
I rarely get sick, but I recently got over a cold (2 weeks ago). I am still experiencing minor cold symptoms like a runny nose.
When I had the cold it was a bit difficult to breathe, but that has passed
A week ago I got scratched by my cat (which made me think of cat scratch disease)
I have experienced fatigue (but this has happened to me for as long as I can remember on and off throughout my life so it seems normal to me)
I'm 20, short and skinny, my aunt had hogdkins, my dad once had a swollen lymph node, and thats all of the related history I can think of right now.
I haven't had fever, night sweats, nausea, etc.
I am just wondering if anyone has an opinion of what this could be, or any type of information about this type of thing.
I am going to go see a doctor later this week.
First of all you are doing the right thing to see a doctor. You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out what you have. It could just be a cyst, so do not diagnose yourself.
Cat Scratch Fever is something I have had. I did not know at the time that my cat was a carrier and he scratched me on my forehead when he jumped on me well I was laying down. About a day later. I got a fever, swollen glands in my neck, and Pain in my head where I thought my head was coming off. I finally got a antibiotic for the infection and it cleared up. I hope all goes well for you. I have Leukemia, and I know what you do to yourself when you check out every little thing you find, but the good news is that I have had Leukemia for 10 years, and have been in remission for over 7 years.
Whatever you have, just think about all the great treatments for people now a days. Also, you could have nothing to worry about.
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