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Offline InTheMoment

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3-month follow-up ultrasound on underarm (cyst, node?).
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:58:29 AM »
My 3-month follow-up u/s is tomorrow.  By way of background, I have a lump in my underarm -- I saw my doctor in August and she thought it was a cyst, but an ultrasound at my doctor's office said it was a small (2.0 x 0.6) lymph node.  I had a mammogram a few weeks later and the tech took one look and said it was a cyst, not a node.  The radiologist at the imagining center said it was "probably" a cyst, and that he was confident it was not a lymph node.  It was described as a "complicated ovid nodule" and I was told to come back for a re-check in 3 months. 

It seems to change in size slightly -- some days feeling a bit bigger, other days a bit smaller (not dramatically though).  It also seems to go through periods of feeling firmer/softer.  It does seem to move a bit under the skin. 

I have done quite well at managing the anxiety and dealing with the uncertainty over the past few months, but, of course, it's getting harder now that the appointment is so close.  My anxiety mostly stems from the fact that the first radiologist read it as a node.  I think I'd be OK if everyone agreed it was a cyst.  I am REALLY hoping they still feel like it's a cyst and that they tell me tomorrow and don't make me wait until next week. 
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Re: 3-month follow-up ultrasound on underarm (cyst, node?).
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 06:29:57 PM »
Anyone know how easy it is to tell the difference between a cyst and a lymph node?
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Re: 3-month follow-up ultrasound on underarm (cyst, node?).
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 07:28:01 PM »
I have no clue, but I pray you get peace and definitive results tomorrow.
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Re: 3-month follow-up ultrasound on underarm (cyst, node?).
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 09:23:52 PM »
I unfortunately have no idea how to tell the difference. I have a bump behind my ear that I've been trying to decide if it is a cyst or node, so if anyone comes up with any definitive way of figuring that out, I'd love to hear it.

Hope everything goes well for  you!

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Re: 3-month follow-up ultrasound on underarm (cyst, node?).
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 08:07:59 PM »
I read your recent post about have the lump removed on Monday and I wanted to read the history which brought me here. It doesn't sound like a malignant growth, due to the fluctuating sizes and texture. But still it should come out regardless. As you know, they biopsy everything these days. I wouldn't freak out over this
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