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Offline mollyfin

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Doc said cyst, doesn't feel like any cyst I ever had
« on: April 09, 2014, 03:10:41 PM »
I KNOW I should just accept what my doctor says.  He says the hard, flat, deep under the skin lump in my arm feels like a cyst to him, and only worry/come back if it gets bigger.  It doesn't feel like any cyst I've ever felt before.  I know I should just take his word for it but it really feels like the nodes I had from my scalp eczema.  So I'm worried that he's wrong and it's cancer and I'm doomed.  I know I should just take his word for it, but I just can't stop worrying.  I hate this.  I thought I was getting better, and now I'm back to not being able to tell if I have a legitimate concern or it's just my brain screwing with me. 
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Re: Doc said cyst, doesn't feel like any cyst I ever had
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 03:18:21 PM »
I am like you and have a hard time accepting info the dr says and trusting. I'm really trying to get better at that myself. I have had a small hard pea like nodule under my skin of my hand near the knuckle of my pinky a few years ago. When I asked my pcp about it she said a cyst. I forgot about it and it's gone now! My husband also has cysts under the skin in his leg. His feel different than mine. I guess what I'm trying to say is they can feel different. If you are still concerned, maybe ask a dermatologist since it is skin related. Otherwise it's probably fine and you have one doctors opinion already.
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Re: Doc said cyst, doesn't feel like any cyst I ever had
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 03:38:14 PM »
It's actually not really skin related - it's nowhere near the skin.  You kinda have to dig a little to find it.  It's pretty deep in there, not on the surface.  That's why I thought it was a node in the first place.
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