Hello Dr. Josh,
Thank you for the kind words about my friend.
I am not sure when the lump appeared. I had the cold sore 3-4 weeks ago and noticed the lump about 2 weeks ago. I only found the lump after prodding my neck looking for something. It may have been there before.
It is not painful to touch.
I am on a low doasge birth control pill. A generic 28 day called Leena.
I dealt with high blood pressure during the last trimester of my pregnancy, and have had an elevated blood pressure recently. 135/80.
I hope that answers it all. No other medical concerns. I work out 4-6 times per week and eat pretty healthy.
Thank you Dr. Josh!