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Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« on: March 08, 2014, 05:03:37 PM »
I'm really freaking out right now, I think that I have hodgkin's lymphoma.
I have just found a large pea sized lump on the right side of my neck, its really obvious compared to the other nodes, and is moveable.
The past few months I have lost my appetite and lost about a stone in weight, and I often get night sweats and wake up drenched in sweat where as my bf is fine.
I'm going to the doctor's on tuesday but does this sound like lymphoma? I'm 25
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 09:02:42 PM »
A pea-sized node isn't that big.  I think you have to worry when they're like the size of golf balls or something.  One in my neck swelled up a few months ago and never shrunk all the way back down.  It's always a good sign that a node is mobile.  I'd be willing to bet that night sweats could be caused by your anxiety.  It's good that you are going to get checked out though to ease your mind.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 10:12:06 PM »
If it helps, I have two HUGE lumps on my neck, smaller ones around my collar bone, and some around my groin. I got a biopsy, and cancer cells were not found. I've had some of these lumps for years.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 11:02:36 PM »
I'm in your boat. I've been sweating at night 4 months now. It's gotten worse since I stopped my bc pills. Whether that's a coincidence or not I'm not sure. Also been quite itchy off and on for 3 months. I have several pea sized nodes on my groin. My doc has given me multiple exams, chest X-rays, abdom ultrasounds, pelvic ultrasound, and most recently a specific test checking did lymphoma markers. All of these tests have come back normal. Normal as can flipping be! Yet I still think I have undiagnosed lymphoma. But hey, with symptoms like night sweating and itching I'm sorry, but that's the thing my mind locks on.
The lack of appetite sounds like anxiety to me. During my most anxious times I def get that!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 03:32:15 AM »
For what its worth I can feel alot of nodes. I have been to an oncologist who told me to worry about nodes if they were the size of a golf ball or bigger, hard, and unmovable. But I would see what your doc says. as far as weight loss I lost 40 pounds in alittle over a month, and over the next 6 months had tons of tests done all normal. and I am still here a year later so hope this helps.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 06:15:15 AM »
I have enlarged nodes under my jaw that are just reactive and they are always there and always that size. My doctor explained that they don't always shrink back. I also went through a spell of night sweats. I think they were hormonal. Either that or it was my anxiety projecting symptoms I read about.
It's highly unlikely that you have lymphoma but seeing your doctor will be best to put your mind at rest.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 07:37:00 AM »
Thanks everyone. I'm just really scared cos when I started getting the heavy night sweats (which started around last summer time) and then I lost weight (which has happened since christmas) I thought lymphoma but then cos I didn't have any lumps I just put it to the back of my mind. But now I have found this lump I am just thinking that it must all be connected and due to hodgkin's.
The lump isn't large at the moment - but maybe it will get bigger? I'm so scared at the moment.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 08:06:26 AM »
Also pea sized is definitely NOT large. Mine are 1,5-1,8cm and they are still not lymphoma.
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Re: Hodgkins Lymphoma? scared please help?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 08:08:23 AM »
have you got any lumps in your neck or are they just under your jaw? do they hurt?
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 08:21:29 AM »
I can feel one small node on the side of my neck too. There are 3 bigger under my jaw that are moveable but they don't hurt. I have had them for a few years and had an ultrasound of them twice. Each time the report said that they were reactive. My doctor told me to stop feeling them and forget about them. When I relaxed my night sweats went away also but I still think they could have been hormonal.
Please try to relax. Lymphoma is very very rare. Your symptoms could be caused by anything, including anxiety.
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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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