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Offline skywizzard

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Went to the ER
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:24:23 AM »
Right so, as i've explained in previous posts i've got some issues with asymmetric tonsils and an enlarged lymph nodes on the right side and the left size of roughly 0.5cm, in addition i experience discomfort on the right side when swallowing ever since i had tonsillitis last year at the end of october. Now i've seen two ENTs about this issue of mine both of which were 100% certain that it's not a malignancy but seeing as this has been dragging on without any improvement, i foolishly decided to visit the ER last night hoping they'd get me a scan. Instead i spoke to some student, who seemed like she might have been a couple of years older than me at the most, i'm 20. She said that to her it feels normal, the lymph nodes, there has been no change since the last ENT examined me which was mid november and then asked me whether i feel reassured. So i said, in your opinion could this be lymphoma, hoping to hear something like the ENTs had said. Instead she goes, well it feels normal but i cannot be certain that it is no malignancy, so i said how certain are you that it's not, and she goes 90%. My god, i could feel my heart skip a beat so violently i almost fainted... Well anyhow after that i somehow dragged myself home in a total daze, popped a benzo and slept for 12 hours straight but at some point you gotta wake up and i'm in shreds atm... Hate myself for going to the ER last night, i'm such an idiot... I'd really appreciate some support guys, i need it. 
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Re: Went to the ER
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 11:06:57 AM »
Hi, Iím new here, so I havenít seen your previous posts. I donít have much advice to offer but just want you to know that you are not alone. Iím 21, and I too recently went to the ER for health concerns. I also initially had a very young student/resident/whatever who briefly looked at me and basically just pegged it as anxiety. Try not to keep thinking about the 90% commentÖthe ENTs know better than her. I guess the only way to be reassured would be to schedule a scan. Again, I donít have much advice, just wanted to let you know youíre not alone.
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Re: Went to the ER
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 11:19:30 AM »
Arr big mistake hun but you need to think this girl doesn't know you or your history it would be more than her jobs worth to say she is 100% sure its nothing when it might be something. BUT 90% is a good statistic and the fact you have seen 2 specialists and they say u are ok just points to your anxiety that's why majority of us are here! Right? Try not stress hospitals have a lot to answer for my anxiety set off from a trip to hospital with suspected asthma attack but they were more concerned with my fast heart rate what turned into a 3 hr tops visit lasted all day. I saw a ent specialist due to my sense of smell and taste not been there mine turned out to be allergies they know what they r talking about so believe them:)
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Re: Went to the ER
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 03:17:13 PM »
Oops... bad move. :P

You have to remember that as a student she doesn't have the experience or confidence making diagnoses as the specialists would have. I would absolutely take their advice and expertise over hers.
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