I am just finishing up a year working in Germany, and I am planning on spending almost 2 months traveling around eastern Europe before I return to the States(I leave for this trip in 3 days). Naturally, now I am having my first medical problem during this trip.
One week ago, the left side of my neck and head started hurting. After a while (that same day), I noticed there were two pea sized bumps right behind my left ear (not on the ear, on the head). The pain has gradually gone away, but the lumps remain. They are hard, if you feel behind the ear where the skull ends and the muscle begins, they are right and the end of the boney part. This all started in my sleep (although if felt as if someone karate chopped me in the back of my head).
I could see a doctor, but it would be a real pain trying to explain what my insurance company requires (my German is still pretty bad), so if it's not something I need to be immediately concerned about, I would rather wait until I get back to the States. On the other hand, if I should, I would rather see a doctor here than in eastern Europe, where I don't know the languages at all. So... should I be concerned enough to go to a doctor now? Any info you could provide would be really helpful. Thanks.