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Submandibular Lymph Node Swollen for about 4 months

I went to the doctor in
February due a swollen lymph node in my neck. I told her that I had first noticed it in January and that it has neither increased or decreased in size from what I could tell. She didn't seem TOO concerned about it, but ordered an ultrasound for me anyways. I went to get an ultrasound the next day and these were the results:

Ovoid left submandibular lymph node (level IB) noted, measuring 10 x 5 x 9 mm (transverse, AP and CC dimension respectively). Internal architecture is heterogeneous with lack of normal hilar morphology. Intralesional hypervascularity noted with a
centralized feeding vessel. Adjacent smaller hypoechoic lymph node noted measuring 7 x 5 x 5 mm. This also demonstrates lack of normal hilar morphology. Visualized regional musculature demonstrates a normal sonographic appearance.

IMPRESSION:
Ovoid hypervascular node at the left submandibular region, suspect inflammatory (reactive) lymph node. However given abnormal architecture and hypervascularity, malignant node or other neoplasm remain considerations. Consider followup ultrasound in 2-3
months for revaluation.


So basically, my next appointment is coming up and I'm getting more and more anxious about it.

Like I said, the lymph node I can feel is hard but very movable. The other one they found, I can't feel no matter how much I press on my neck.

Anyone have any opinions?

: Also, I get sinus infections all the time, so I'm hoping that it is nothing more than a couple shotty nodes. But the larger one almost seems a little too big to be that.

I also have been getting those tonsil stones a lot, lately. Could that mean anything?

And I have bad chin acne, but even on the rare occasion that clears up, my lymph node swelling does not go down.

Also, I wasn't sure which community to post this under since I haven't been officially diagnosed with anything.
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I think I have a same kind of lump that you have on my groin for 10 months.
In my opinion, I think it's just a regular (natural) lymph node. According to what I have read, the size of regular lymph node can vary from few millimeters to about 2cm. Also, after you had a bad infection or fever, a swollen lymph node sometimes does not return normal size and stays as a lump. And this type of lymph nodes is about 1cm〜 long (bean shaped) and feels harder than regular lymph node. My doctor told me that if your lymph node's short axis is similar to long axis and is larger than 15mm, then you would have towprry
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I meant worry
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