Golf ball sized lump in neck-- NEED HELP!
My husband, who is 29, noticed a small lump in his neck years ago, but recently it has grown to the size of a golf ball. It is located right under the jaw line on the left side. We saw a doctor and she did blood work and sent him in for a ultra-sound. The ultra sound revealed that it is a sold mass, non-vasculer, its not his lymph nodes, thyroid, salivary gland, or anything. The said "we are going to have to hit the books to figure out this one" The blood work came back that he is perfectly healthy, no infection or anything. It wasn't painful, but it is now tender and and now my husband found two more lumps in the same side of his neck that he didn't have last week when we went in for the ultrasound. The doctor said now those are lymph nodes. but didn't say if that says anything about the large lump. They are only pea-sized. We are scheduled for a fine needle biopsy but not until the 17th. We don't want to wait that long if it is something serious. I don't trust the doctor that we have been seeing, but havn't had a choice because we don't have insurance and are going to the discounted clinic in town. so please someone give me some help! I'm going to call doctors tomorrow to try to get him in with someone in Portland. I am starting to freak out. please help ASAP.
Stuck in a small town with no insurance,