Hello, I have a couple of small lumps in my neck. One of them has been there for awhile and my doctor thought it was a lymph node that didn't shrink down after being inflamed. I have developed a second lump on the other side of my neck that is about the size of a pea and is a little firmer than the first one. I don't have any colds or obvious infections that would cause this.
I am an avid weight lifter and workout 5 days a week (have been doing this for over 10 years consistently). Some of the exercises I do are very heavy and involve the upper back and neck. Could heavy weightlifting cause strain that would cause small lumps like this to occur? I have an appt. with my doctor in a week, but after reading about lymph nodes and their causes I am very concerned.