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I found a lymph node in my neck about 7 years ago. It hasn't

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I found a lymph node in my neck about 7 years ago. It hasn't grown and I have no symptons. Should I be worried
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

no, you shouldn't be worried

7 years is a long time.

it sounds like you are feeling a normal lymph node if it has been 7 years.

how old are you?

are you male or female?

how large is this lymph node?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am 31 and I'm female. It's roughly 1 cm. It doesn't stick out I literally have to look for it. It's seems to be part of the muscle at back of my neck.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
1cm is a normal sized lymph node.

just being able to feel a lymph node does not mean it is abnormal.

if it has not changed in size for 7 years, it is 100% benign.

lymph nodes are normal parts of our body's immune system

they help filter lymphatic fluid to help keep you healthy.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

last part of the question, sorry i suffer badly from health anxiety. but after 7 years i certainly would have more symptoms if i had lymphoma or something?

thanks

tara

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, you would have other symptoms if you had lymphoma

you don't have lymphoma.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

im my own worst nightmare, im driving myself crazy. thanks.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you need to see a doctor about this anxiety of yours to get some treatment.

don't drive yourself crazy.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ive been to the doctors but i dont wanna take tablets so im trying to get over it myself. thanks for ur help

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
if you don't get treatments for your anxiety symptoms, most likely you will have continued anxiety