hi all - i first noticed a hard bump behind the angle of my jaw bone on the right side of my face about 6-8 weeks ago. It has not gotten any larger or smaller since and it's not usually tender. Every now and then there is a minor, minor discomfort but it's never extremely tender to the touch (unless i poke at it incessantly) and it never stays for long. I tend to be a hypochondriac about it so i poke at it ALL THE TIME. I talked to a doc who was a family friend and he said stop reading the internet and it's most likely nothing to worry about.
I have an appointment with my GP next tuesday but am a nervous wreck. i'm 23 and am getting married in 2 weeks and have so much to look forward to. Unfortunately this thing is making me crazy.
I have no other symptoms that I know of. I'm 6' 1" 160lbs. so i'm fairly skinny and i seem to be able to feel anything in my neck if i try hard enough. Just today I noticed a minor dull ache in my right shoulder area. I don't know if it's related or not. I have bad posture and sit at a desk and work long days so who knows.
Does anyone know what this might be? When I prod at the lump, i feel something soft and gland-like move back and forth a little bit but underneath it seems to be really hard - no idea how big... maybe the size of a large pea?? It's not easy to find. I had my fiance feel it and I had to grab her hand and direct her exactly where to push and even then she had a hard time feeling it (she asked how in the world i find these things
). Nothing like it is present on the other side.
I'm worried sick! Please please please help if you have any info.
Thanks in advance.