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Offline Allytiel90

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So I went to the oncologist
« on: April 29, 2014, 02:01:09 PM »
My GP after 6 months was getting me no closer to any answer about my sweating at night. He did a chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, many blood tests, but no answer except "well the tests come back fine." Sorry if that's not good enough for a pregnant young mom. I asked for a referral to a specialist, an oncologist/hematologist and went yesterday. While I was scared, I was also relieved to be seeing an expert on this field. I listed off my symptoms, she felt the nodes that I had and proclaimed them as normal. I started crying about how no one can give me the answer to there night sweats and I can't take it. She told me if I was having cancer night sweats for 6 months and didn't have any other bad symptoms (weight loss, lethargy) then it's highly unlikely this is cancer. And if it was any possible type, it could be a slow growing lymphoma. But she said even then she wouldn't probably treat me until I has my baby. Anyways, she basically said not to worry and everyhing seems fine right now. I requested an MRI of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis and she said that might be hard to get my insurance to pay for since she doesn't really think it's medically indicated. But she said I could come back in a month and they could run my blood again, and if the sweating is still bothering me so much, then she could really try to get me those mris. Today she called back with more blood test results from yesterday to tell me everything was normal. She also said they always have new patient meetings with their colleagues and one mentioned that they would hate to miss something on me so he suggested I go ahead and get those mris. I said of course I'd like to get them ASAP . The fact that a doc recommended this scares me a fair bit though and I'm quite terrified. I think I'm getting them this week cause I told her I wanted it immediately. This is it. It will reveal what I have been scared of so long. They will find a tumor or worse, tumors.
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Offline Allytiel90

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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 03:01:16 PM »
30 views and no replies? Everyone enjoying reading about my terrors and running off?:(
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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 03:11:33 PM »
Hi ally !

I too like yourself have the lymphoma fear actually for two and a half years this has been going on ! Nodes , itchy skin . Sweats you name it I had it !!

Had the x rays blood tests all normal .

As I am a lymphoma enthusiast but no means an expert , but I honestly think your fine !! That fact that your oncologist was so reassuring is a positive and It actually assured me too lol ! I genuinely think she is being sensitive to your anxiety and doing everything she can to make sure you feel at ease and are totally re assured I'm sure doctors know we hypochondriacs no every possible method to diagnose a disease lol !

I had sweats and I believe it was my anxiety playing up I would itch at night and wake up in a sweat , I think my mind was in overload !

Anyway I hope you are feeling better and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy !

Love Gemma xxx
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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 03:12:11 PM »
I wish I had something comforting to say. I'm a big cancerphobic myself and struggle everyday. I know what its like at least, to constantly fear that any symptom no matter what the doctor says is cancer. That's how I live. I admire your courage to become a mother however, I am too afraid something would happen to me/my baby etc to have children any time soon. Night sweats can happen when your pregnant (no experience here just Googled), its a hormonal thing. My mom is going through menopause and gets them, I get them around that time of the month, any changes in lady hormones can trigger it seems. I hope you can find peace somehow and I wish you all the best for you and your baby.
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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 03:19:05 PM »
Yeah I wasn't exactly planning on getting preg right now whilst dealing with this but it was an accident. Also the sweating started before I became pregnant. I'm really nervous about the mris, yet I'm the one that wants to get them. I just need closure. Closure or I guess I will get diagnosed.
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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 03:39:25 PM »
I think you will be relieved when you find out you don 't have cancer because my bet is that you don't. Let us know how it goes. :spineyes:
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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 03:59:55 PM »
I'm also terrified of cancer-but im 65-so lots of bad things happen in this age bracket.  It sounds like things will get ruled out-amaybe some help with the anxiety.  Good luck with the pregency and  report any thing concerning to the doc-sounds like they're supportive.  Having HA is a real pain.
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Re: So I went to the oncologist
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 06:59:09 PM »
Don't you love when Dr's w/i the same practice have slightly different opinions?? Happened to me while I was pregnant, one OB thought I should have extra U/S's the other one didn't. I got the extra U/S's thankfully, but they ended up not being needed as everything was totally fine. Anywho, I'm sure they are just being extra extra cautious. Like your Dr. said, if you had C, you would have other symptoms and be much sicker by now. Hang in there.
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