Are these swollen lymph nodes red and do they feel hard?
Some of the common causes of swollen lymph nodes are common cold, sore throat, strep throat, sinusitis, ear infections, dental conditions, more serious causes include leukemias and lymphomas.
Your symptoms do not indicate cancer at this point but it can be ruled out completely after a through clinical exam and some tests. Do let us know the results of your ultrasound. Good luck!
Thank you for commenting on my post. I have had this lump under my armpit for 6 months now and i dont think it has got an bigger in size. The lump isnt red and doesnt feel rock hard. They are painless and only ache slightly when i start touching them, think im just irritating them. Ive had what feels like the same thing behind my ear for 5 years. If i had lymphoma would i have noticed at this stage? I have no other symptoms and feel fine. I had a major operation 4 years ago and i had a blood transfusion, this probably sounds silly but could it be my body getting used to the new blood and my lymph nodes just didnt go down afterwards. Im going to see a breast doctor on 15th july so i hope everything is ok.
The symptoms of lymphoma include enlarged lymph nodes which sometimes cause other symptoms due to pressing of nerves (numbness) and veins (swelling).
Other symptoms include weight loss, night sweats, tiredness, fever with chills and lack of energy. The symptoms are non specific and resemble the symptoms of flu or common cold.
A physical examination and tests can make the exact diagnosis. I wish you all the best for your appointment with the breast doctor and do keep me posted.
Thankyou for your comments and help. I went to the hospital the other day and had a physical examination and a ultrasound and the doctor said it was an enlarged lymph node and was nothing to worry about. He said it had become enlarged through infection and had never returned to its normal size. So i was very relieved about that and now it is finally off my mind, They just said the only time to worry, would be if i started to get more and had symptoms aswell. So basically just to keep a look out but everything is fine at the moment.
Once again thankyou for your comments