I am a 35 year old mother of 2 children and 20 months ago(Jan 10) found a small lump on the right side of my neck. Over the course of the next year I attended multiple times with my GP and was given multiple courses(more the ten) of antibiotics. During which time I got more and more cervical lumps but was told by GP all were perfectly normal. By May of this year I was really fed up with the situation as the fatigue is driving me mad. Went back to the practice and begged a different doctor to examine me which she did. She sent a letter to the local hospital and a week later I had an ultrasound done. The first ultrasound girl started the scan but then called in another ultrasound who had a look and then she called in the radiographer. The radiographer was cross with me at first because she thought that I had these lumps this length of time but when she found out that I had told dr's about it she softened!! She said " a lot of these lumps dont worry me but a couple do so you are going to need a CT scan done as I cant see behind your breastbone with the ultrasound and then you'll definitely need a biopsy". That was in May and I heard nothing until the first week in September when I got a phone call on a Thursday to come in on the following Wednesday as I was out of the country at the time so couldnt make it as was only getting home that night. I rang the hosp the day after I got home and asked when was the CT to be done they said "no CT as I was having CT guided biopsy". I wasnt happy about that but eventually(long story short) was told I was then having no CT at all and an ultrasound biopsy. That was due for Friday last and when I attended knew something was wrong. The radiographer came in and he was a young guy. He said "Lie up there and lets have a look at you" Did a very light 90 second scan and said " You're fine no lumps there" I asked him had they all disappeared as I knew they hadn't I can still feel them. He said " Weeellll anything that is there wouldn't concern me". They had no intention of doing a biopsy, there was nothing set up for it, no syringe nothing. He sent me home. Went back saw my GP today and he basically said "What do you want me to do about it, haven't you been given the all clear?" I don't have the option to change dr's or hospital because they say I'm fine.
The only "Symptoms" I have are being tired all the time, very itchy upper back and a year and a half long headache
Sorry to have been so long winded but really need help!!
Here is my ultrasound report, would you be worried by this?
Many many thanks to anyone for some helpful insight.
"EVIDENCE OF 19 X 6MM LYMPH NODE IN THE MID THIRD OF THE NECK ALONG THE GREAT VESSELS ON THE RIGHT.
PRESENCE ALSO OF A 10MM AND A 13MM LYMPH NODE IN THE UPPER THIRD OF THE NECK ON THE RIGHT CLOSE TO THE IVC.
A SINGLE 12MM LYMPH NODE IN THE SUPRA-CLAVICULAR FOCI AND ALSO IN THE MIDLINE OVER THE ISTHMUS OF THE THYROID MEASURING 5MM.
EVIDENCE OF TWO 7MM LYMPH NODES IN THE LEFT SUBMANDIBULAR TRIANGLE(THE MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE ALONG THE LONGER AXIS).
NO LYMPH NODE COULD BE IDENTIFIED IN THE LEFT SUPRA-CLAVICULAR FOCI.
MULTIPLE LYMPH NODES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE NECK, FOR FURTHER EVALUATION.
CONTRAST ENHANCED CT AND BIOPSY/EXCISION SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.