swollen lymph node with menstral cycle
Hi there. I am really hoping that someone can give me ANY advice.
I have one lymph node on the side of my neck that never went down when I was very sick at the age of 7. Three doctors said this is fine, not to worry.
Three more showed up this year on the side of my neck, didn't go away, doctor said not to worry, they are small.
At that time I did have another painfull one under my arm. He told me to come back if it wasn't gone in a month.
It wasn't the same size, but nonetheless, still there.
Went back, don't worry, take some herbal remedies.
It went down to less then a cm.
I noticed that it would swell about once a month.
Then realized it is 3-4 days before my period, then goes away before my period is over. This is about the third month I can think that is related to my cycle. The first time I noticed it was swollen was 7 months ago.
I can not find anything that would cause this.
I've been told it is a lymph node.
It does go away for 3 weeks.
And it does hurt. A lot. It is moveable and soft.
Anyone know what this is, or, how serious? I know I should probably go to the doctor, but I am up late at night stressing out for now!
Thank you so much for any input,
Last edited by Ranna; 01-24-2006 at 11:28 PM.