Log in or Register to participate in these discussions

Fixed lymph node

Fixed lymph node

Posted by James125 on Sep 30, 2020 2:53 pm

I've got a small lymph node just below/behind my left ear that is very hard and fixed. Its been there for at least 4 months now. It seems to move with my head when I move my head around. I'm pretty young and I feel otherwise fine. I went to a doctor about it who wasn't too concerned but ordered an ultrasound. On the ultrasound, its dimensions were 7x4x2mm and it had "benign characteristics". This is obviously good, but I know the gold standard is an FNAC. Is it possible that it is actually benign despite being so hard and fixed? Would you trust an ultrasound alone to tell you that its benign, or should I push for an FNAC?

Thanks

Re: Fixed lymph node

Posted by Wendy Tea on Sep 30, 2020 5:04 pm

James125‍  Welcome. Great post and great question.  I have always had a conversation with my medical team to find out options for tests, treatments,  wait periods for retesting,  and in my case,  survival odds with and without treatment types.  Are you able to have another conversation?  I think I would want to explore this further and get on a wait list for a biopsy. 

Re: Fixed lymph node

Posted by Lianne_Moderato on Nov 6, 2020 5:40 pm

James125‍ 

How are you doing? Did you pursue further testing ? Any updates on the node?

Lianne