Do you have any swollen lymph nodes? If yes:- How many?:
One that's more obvious.- Where are they located?:
At the base of the neck, on the side- How big are they?
:It's 8-10mm- How long have the nodes been swollen?:
noticed it 2 months ago and it stayed the same
Are the nodes the following:- Hard?:
Firm but not rock hard - Soft?
: Sort of - Rubbery?:
A bit- Tender or painless?:
PainlessDo you have night sweats?
I've started to, after I found this node and went crazy with lymphoma fears. Now I get them more and more often but they are not drenching and not accompanied by a fever. Technically, they're not TRUE night sweats.Do you have fever?
NoDo you have chills?
NoDo you lose weight?
I did lose 4 lbs over the beginning of autumn when I was also very stressed out back then... I gained 5-6 lbs in December. So I would say NO.Do you have abdominal pain?
NoDo you have neck pain?
NoDo you have itchiness?
No.What other symptoms than the ones above do you have?:
An annoying discomfort in my chest on the right side, but it did fade away when I stopped worrying about it so much.Have you seen a doctor? If yes, what kind of testing have you had?
I have, I had 2 ultrasounds on that node on my neck and both doctors said it was benign; to monitor it for changes but not a concern.Were the doctors worried? What did they tell you about your situation and/or the tests you had done?
My doctors were not worried, they completely dismissed my fears. Also they think my night sweating is related to my anxiety for sure. They say a lymphoma night sweat is from fever during the night, but I took my temperature several times during the night and don't have any fever even when I sweat. So it's pretty much clear it's an anxiety thing, my doctors say. I still worry though, they're distressing!Your story from when the lymphoma fear started and until now.
In short, after a blood typing test where I came out as blood type B, I realized that given that both my parents are type O, I cannot possibly have B. I started to think that maybe my blood type changed and that a lymphoma changed my blood type (sometimes advanced lymphoma apparently can mess a blood type reading). However, it's highly unlikely, I couldn't find any registered case of it changing blood from O to B (more often from A, B or AB to O if at all) - and besides, if it were advanced enough, it SHOULD change other stuff in my CBC, like my lymphocytes, or my hemoglobin RIGHT? Well, no matter, I am CONVINCED that I have it.
A week after this thing I noticed that node on my neck (which by all signs is benign!) and from then on a MYRIAD of symptoms from chest pain to night sweats followed to prove me that I have it. Anything to add?
Yes... I think it's in my mind. I'm a LYMPHOMANIAC lol.