Hi. I'm beginning to become very concerned. About two weeks ago I noticed a pea sized lump behind my left ear, it doesn't hurt and doesn't really move. It has gotten a little bigger since then. After I found that lump I noticed that I had another one on the back of my head, half on my head and half on my neck. It's about the size of a dime, it has stayed the same. It doesn't hurt or move.
About a week later I was bending down and noticed a lump in the crease of my left leg between the groin and leg. It was the size and shape of a snap pea (the ones in the shell) but that one has gotten much bigger and is really hard.
I have another lump with the same description as the one in the groin on my right arm (the thumb side) where my elbow bends. And one on the left side a little further down on my forearm.
Last week i ended up in the ER because of bad back spasms, it turned out to be a UTI they put me on bactrim for 10 days I am on my last day. At the time I had a drs appointment for the following day about my lymph nodes but they told me to cancel it too see it the bactrim cleared it up. I am on my last day of the medicine and since I have started I have found the nodes on my arm and the groin has grown bigger.
I am just in need of some advice as to where I should start because I do not have insurance and I am a college student.
You need these lymph nodes evaluated within a week as this would be unusual to be related to a UTI. Infections are very possible but not the only cause. Many students can remain on their parents health plan--is this possible?
I have an appointment with a doctor tomorrow through the university's health services.
Unfortunately it is not possible for me to be on a parents health plan. I am 100% independent when it comes to things like this.
It has been a few days since I posted my question and since then a lymph node or something has popped up on my collar bone and the one in the groin area has grown
If infection was a reason for the lymph nodes being swollen wouldn't the bactrim make them grow smaller?
I wanted to thank you for taking your time to answer my question and address my concerns.
I also wanted to add that I was not challenging you by asking about the bactrim, I was just trying to understand better.
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