So I've had neck pain for a month now. It's actually just on one side. Some days it hurts/bothers me more then others. I also feel a lump on that side. At first I thought I slept on it wrong but I'm certain something else is going on. I also have bad pressure sometimes in that ear. Not pain though just pressure. Sometimes I find myself having a hard time swallowing too. The only thing i can track it back to is a got really sick right around the time i thought i had slept on it wrong. I had a day of fever, cgills and body aches. In getting worried its something serious.
Any ideas? I'm going to the doctors on Friday but in the meantime I just want some ideas on what it could be besides Google telling me cancer. :/
Hopefully just a lymph node?
Could possibly be Lymphadenitis. I had a sinus infection about six weeks ago and my lymphnode on one side of my neck got incredibly swollen and painful. Could hardly turn my head or eat. The infection and spread to my lymphnode and I needed to take antibiotics. Doctor said it could take 6-8 weeks for the lymphnode to go back to normal size but as soon as I finished the antibiotic the pain subsided