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07 Dec 2020

Normal lymph node or should I worry?
I lately get health anxiety. Recently I decided to start feeling around my neck to see what I could feel. Well I think I discovered my lymph node. It's soft and moveable. If I look up I can really feel it if I move my neck down it's there. Right side more prominent.... Is that ok? I don't even know what a swollen lymph node looks like, feels like but of course if I go online it's a rabbit hole .... Any advice ??
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11 Jan

Dear Thomas, any swollen and/or painful lymph node needs to be looked at. From your description it would appear that you are purposefully looking for a lymph node in your neck without any sings or symptoms of any illness. It is suggested that, if you are really concerned, apart from your own mention of a "health anxiety" that you visit your health professional for a thorough physical examination to put your mind at rest. (MCH).
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