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Spots on armpit, painful lumps behind ear, feeling sick. Family history of thyroid issues

Hi, I am a 29yr old female 4 10 94lbs with no history of medical issues. About 1 week ago I noticed a tender spot in my left armpit so when I saw my OBGYN a few days ago I mentioned it but she did not feel anything so she was not concerned. Today I still have that tenderness but I also noticed a painful small lump behind my left ear. I know tht these can by lymph nodes and I am not feeling sick so should I be worried? I am to see my PCP a week from today for an annual check up but should I wait tht long? Also, I have a family history of thyroid issues and was thinking of having that checked. Could the two things be related?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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Hi,welcome to HCM. Your history looks like the swelling behind ear and armpit may a lymph node but it needs to be evaluated. So better get a FNAC(fine needle aspiration cytology) of the both the swellings & carry the report with you while going for annual check up. You get thyroid profile done also as you have family history. These two things might be related.SO don't be late. Good luck.Thanks.
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