Sam wrote: Hello!
Ok, so I am a healthy male, 14, and about 3 days ago, I noticed a lump on the left side of my neck, searching around, I've located the lump to be from the Posterior Cervical node, its about the size of a pea, not visiblely raised from my neck when its upright or titlted to the right, but titlted to the left and you can see the lump, again, its not very big, but it is still there. I'd say the lump is around 90mm, give or take 10, its warm to the touch, but then again, that could've been because I've been poking and prodding it for the last few days. Its not rock hard, I can move it up and down a little bit, but it goes back to its original place, I can squish and prod into it, but again, it does seem to have a point where I either start hurting or it gets harder.
The closest thing I can think of that might've been related to this is about a week ago, I had a tick bite on the back my scalp, I had it removed about two days later once it was discovered.
I looked up further what an enlarged Posterior Cervical node might mean, and so far, I have not experianced any symptoms that might mean Lymphoma or anything else. I have suspisions it might be a harmless infection because of the tick bite, but again, I don't have the qualifications to make that judgement.
If anyone can, please help me diagnose what I might have, its killing me not knowing and the dread keeps building up.