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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 09:33:09 AM »
My daughters friend around 5 years ago at age 19 had Hodgkins Lymphoma and his two main symptoms
were extreme joint pain and extreme weight loss. (He lost 60 pounds in around 6 months). He was in stage
4 when diagnosed and is fine now.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 09:58:41 AM »
I have 3 enlarged nodes under my jaw, 1 on the left and 2 on the right. I worry about them a lot. I have had 3 gp's check them and they all said that they are fine, moveable, squishy etc. And every time I go to my own gp, I get her to feel them again and she tells me the same each time. Blood tests were fine. I have other symptoms such as pinpoint abdominal pain and bubbling, wrist pain, knee pain, numbers and tingling in my extremities, facial numbness, mouth sores... Amongst others. I have another abdominal and pelvic ultrasound soon.
Like the other posters, my gp said nodes can swell and never go back down. She said she would know a cancerous node instantly because of how they feel, rock hard and immoveable.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 02:22:18 PM »
I have a enlarged node just below my ear near the jaw bone, its hard and doesnt move really, when i came across this i was so scared, especially seeing as when you consult doc google it tells you hard and immobile lumps are a sign of cancer! however even then when i went to the doctor whose also an ent specialist, he took one look at it and said it was absolutely fine and was just resting on the bone near my ear.
My point being, i would not take to much of what you read on google on board.
The night sweats and weight loss seem to me like anxiety, If your seriously stressing yourself out over it though i would go get it looked at to ease your mind.
But bear in mind these things get bigger and often take months to shrink again, sometimes they never shrink, doctor said mine will always be enlarged! x
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 02:44:16 PM »
Argh, I'm really worried now as I just googled the location of the lump (the middle of my neck, towards the back) and that is a common place for the lymph nodes to swell when people have hodgkins lymphoma. i'm so scared now
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 04:00:49 PM »
Honestly, ignore google!
when i googled my one, there was about 4 horror stories of people that had a lump there and it turned out bad, but these were lumps the size of golf balls that were still growing. However when i went to the doctors i was seen by an ent specialist and mine was fine, nothing to be concerned about he said, You'll be fine, but if it is causing you to worry you should go to the doctors just to put your mind to rest! xxx
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 05:23:55 PM »
My mom had Hodgekins in the 1970s when it was a death sentence.  She survived due to divine intervention and some persistant doctors.

My mom's lumps were always unmoveable and and she had what she called "cancer fatigue"  It is not the kind of fatigue you get over or sleep off.  I had mono about 20 years ago and I told her how i felt.  she said that was what this felt like.

You don't lose weight until cancer has progressed.  You just don't lose it when you have a pea sized lump, which isn't large.  I have a pea sized lump too and nobody is too worried about it
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 07:23:57 PM »
I had the same thing last year; I was very convinced I had lymphoma. I went to ENT and he did a CT scan of my neck and mri of my brain came back normal, 4 month later I started having red throat. I went back to ENT and we discovered I have tonsil stones and they get infected. That can cause your nodes to swell a bit... particularly the ones under your jaw.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 07:35:28 PM »
Oh maybe thats why mine swell, i get them tonsil stones to there horrible!
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