when i was 6 i had very bad chicken pox and throat infection and ? mumps at one time i have a node on my jaw line which since then has never gone down (1cm) approx. when i was 15 i got mono i was hospitilised for two weeks on iv fluids and drugs. i then got quinsy and terrible herpes on my mouth and inside my mouth. i had huge neck glands during this time at lest the size of a tangerine, on both side mainly left. i have since become quite paranoid about my health and on checking myself i found another 1cm size node on my left side of neck and one .75cm node on the right this was around four years ago however could be longer. i am now 26 i have checked all other sites axilla and grion area and there are no other signs of lymphadenopathy. i work in a hospital and a medic a vascular and a plastic surgeon have all checked my neck and feel it is nothing to worry about as it is not getting bigger nor is it sore. i am however getting increasingly concerned as to the cause. i have no other symptoms no weight loss, fatigue temp night sweats etc. i have been with the same sexual partner for six years and before that i have had unprotected sex. i have had tests for hep, chlamid, ad syph all neg. my past medical history is endometriosis, mono, mumps chicken pox. i have had one abnormal pap smear 3 years ago which required loop excision i have had yearly smears since all have been clear. my family history is high prevelance of cervical ca, RA and SLE (MOTHER AND FATHER) i would really appreciate sme advice as to wether iam just one of those peoples whose lymph nodes dont go back to original size and are easy to palpate.
ps i have 4 monthly cbc and it always fine as are lfts and u and e's