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    Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    Ok. So the place one would check their place in their neck. Could it be normal for one side to feel firmer than the other? It almost feels like there may be a lump or something but since its where the caratoid artery is i have held back on poking around. I'm trying to reassure myself with the logic that it could just be a muscle or something that sticks out a little further on that side. I guess it just worries me more because it's the same side as the node. The raised node is right above the area im taking about. I know we aren't doctors, just curious if im checking something that no one usually ever even worries about.

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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    Ok im going to let this rest I think, and im sorry for all the posts lately. I just have one more question. Is it ok to just never check your lymph nodes? Can I just forget about it/them? I want to. I want to believe if it were something sinister there would be other symptoms. I know I probably sound childish. I want to shake this feeling though.

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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    Most people never check their lymph nodes. I know I never do, and I used to suffer from crippling HA. You're perfectly safe not to think about them at all.
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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    Most people never check their lymph nodes. I know I never do, and I used to suffer from crippling HA. You're perfectly safe not to think about them at all.
    Thank you! My husband has been telling me this as well, but I always figure he's a little too disconnected with whats going on with his body. (A quality im jealous of by the way.lol) Just need a second opinion.

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    Seriously, it's fine. This isn't something you need to worry about, I promise.
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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    Seriously, it's fine. This isn't something you need to worry about, I promise.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    You should see a doctor about your anxiety though. Constant checking of nodes, or the pulse, is an OCD type behavior. related to health anxiety I'm a lymph node checker, and a pulse checker.
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    Re: Firm place where you would check your pulse. Only on left side.

    Quote Originally Posted by WiredIncorrectly View Post
    You should see a doctor about your anxiety though. Constant checking of nodes, or the pulse, is an OCD type behavior. related to health anxiety I'm a lymph node checker, and a pulse checker.
    I know. I've been putting it off because I always think the current obsession will be the last. The pattern shows it won't be. I definitely have the tendencies though. Obsessively checking.

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