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Small lump under my neck


I'm a 29 years old healthy male, I exercise daily and have never had any serious condition. Around 10 days ago, I noticed a small lump in the right side of the my neck, on the underside of my jaw above my adam's apple. I believe it's actually a lymph node, but I can't tell for sure. A few days ago, it was noticeably larger than it is now. Right now, I'd say its size is 3 or 4 mm, while a couple of days ago was 6 or 7 mm. It is painful and firm, but it does sort of move around if I grab it.

I don't want to wait for another week until my doctor can see me, so I decided to ask a question here. The main thing that helps me stay calm is that it shrinked over the last few days. Can I stay calm or should I still worry about it?

Thank you very much in advance.
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As was said this is a pregnancy forum so not sure why you're asking it here. But my cousin had something similar and now is diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer. Get it checked out
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Could be a lymph node, cyst or something else. If it's the lymph node that will go away within a week. If it lasts longer, I would call your doctor.
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