I have been really tired the last few weeks and am getting over some lingering stomach discomfort (my son had a 24 hour stomach bug a few days ago, and others in my family have had similar symptoms to mine, so I don't think it is related) but otherwise fine.
Likely this is a lymph node? Anyone?
I'm the anxious sort, especially at night (long story) so I hope someone responds
That area is prone to that sort of problems. I would not worry about it. Take hot showers and use some hot compresses if it bothers you. Let it come to a head.
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If it lasts a long time, then you might want to see a doctor, but I'm guessing it will be done within a few days. Just painful until then.
Could it be a bartholin cyst? (Although I think that involves a different area.)
I'm sure it's okay. I know how it is to be worried about something like that though.
It is not a pimple - it is deeper then that, and feels almost bone hard. It does not move under my fingers. It's shape is quite distinct, not soft or swollen feeling at the edges, and it isn't really painful unless pressed, except that I am aware of it (if I think about it) occasionally when I walk.
Maybe a swollen node, though I would think that would feel softer???
I don't take anything OTC, but will up my vit c intake for a few days and see if it changes.
But if you've been sick, that's another indicator that it's a lymph node. Hot compresses and baths probably wouldn't hurt. May help.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.