Lump on back of neck - Should I call 111? Watch

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Hello, on Monday I noticed a lump appear around the back of my neck and I think it may be a lymph node. It seems to have got a bit bigger since then and is hard and painless. I'm wondering if I should leave it for a week and see if it's still there, or call 111 to ask them what they think?

I know it's probably nothing but about a year and a half ago I had a similar experience that resulted in me being a bit ill after with abnormal bloods. I'm concerned because this time I'm not feeling ill at all and the lump (which I assume is a lymph node) is painless.

Any tips?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hello, on Monday I noticed a lump appear around the back of my neck and I think it may be a lymph node. It seems to have got a bit bigger since then and is hard and painless. I'm wondering if I should leave it for a week and see if it's still there, or call 111 to ask them what they think?

I know it's probably nothing but about a year and a half ago I had a similar experience that resulted in me being a bit ill after with abnormal bloods. I'm concerned because this time I'm not feeling ill at all and the lump (which I assume is a lymph node) is painless.

Any tips?
call 111 so that they can check it to see if it's normal, better to do that than to leave it and then it becomes worst so yeah CALL 111
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Definitely get it checked by a GP. It sounds like a cyst, and they can go septic sometimes if you don’t get it drained or get put on antibiotics (speaking from unfortunate experience).
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Might as well just see your GP, 111 won't be able to tell you much without actually looking at at.
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sounds like it's probably just a swollen lymph node but definitely get it checked out just in case
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