I posted about a week ago saying that I had a lump in my neck. I had a doctor's appointment on Monday and he told me that because he could sort of chase the lump around and it didn't feel fixed and it didn't feel terribly big, he wasn't terribly worried about it. He felt for swollen lymph nodes in my groin and armpits but said he didn't feel any.
He told me that I had two options; an ultrasound right away (he said he gave me this option because he could tell I was really worried) or try antibiotics for 10 days and see if that shrinks it. If not, I can come back in 10 days for the ultrasound. I took the antibiotic route but I'm only on the first day so I'm not sure if they're helping yet.
My question is, he kept mentioning ultrasounds...but nothing about a CT scan. I didn't really think to ask when I was there but I thought that the best thing to do for a swollen lymph node/lump was to do a CT scan, not an ultrasound. What are your opinions on this matter?
Did you have an ultrasound and then a CT scan or just a CT scan? I'm pretty confused but I have no insurance and so if I have to go back, I don't want to pay for something that isn't really a good indicator test. I'd rather pay for a CT scan if that's the better way to go.
Please help if you have any knowledge on this subject.