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Offline JenMarie279

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Talk me down.
« on: December 28, 2013, 05:21:47 PM »
So I had my mammogram on Thursday. Thankfully it was good. I told them about a possible lymph node under my arm, so they did an ultrasound. It was indeed a lymph node. Instant panic. The radiologist came and talked to me and said it looked like a normal enlarged node, looks benign, and it is nothing to worry about.

I know he is a professional, but I cannot help but to worry about it like crazy. He said to come back for a biopsy if it gets bigger. Naturally, I want to obsess over it, but I know if I touch it, it will probably irritate it, make it bigger, and only add to my anxiety. I just wish it would go away and I am doing all that I can not to google it.

Does anyone else have experience with an enlarged lymph node that causes no pain and just stays the same size?
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Offline Natsab87

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 06:05:53 PM »
My friends has enlarged neck and arm pit nodes but has been told it's normal after a CT. They enlarge every now and then. I think it's quite common.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 11:50:33 PM »
Thanks! I'm just really afraid that I have cancer somewhere in my body, causing the lymph node. The radiologist said not to worry about it, apparantly he doesn't know who he is saying that to, though.
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