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Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:11:04 AM »
I just had an appointment with my obgyn and I showed him a lump that I found in my armpit. It is rubbery and I can move it pretty well. I was hoping it was just a cyst but he felt it and told me it's a lymph node!! I have a huge lymphoma fear so that's NOT what I wanted to hear! I am currently breastfeeding my twins so I wasn't sure if it could be something related to that or what...he said "it's not something that I think is a risk to you but let us know if it doesn't go away." I'm so scared right now. Someone please help calm me down!
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 11:25:16 AM »
I have seen many of your posts and I know you are TERRFIED of lymphoma. Honestly by now they would have caught it if you have it. It is one of the few camera that could throw your blood work off in the early stages. I'm sure you have had many blood work ups done being pregnant. We're those all normal? I know how hard it is but try to relax and not worry. I am having to tell myself this too right now because I have a panceratic C fear going on. I am a young mom to 4 children so for them I am trying to control my anxiety.
Could you express your lymphoma fear to your OB so he can calm your nerves a bit.
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 01:12:24 PM »
I am also breastfeeding, and have the exact same thing. My lymph node swelled in early pregnancy. I understand the freakout!!! I have had mine monitored since I was about 16 weeks preganant; baby is now 5 months. Three docs have come to the same conclusion- normal lymph node swelling for who the eff knows. I also had a needle biopsy, which was negative for malignant cells. It has remained stable in size for the whole year its been there. No one has really worried about this being cancer (lymphoma or breast) and I figure I would have more nodes by now if it was lymphoma...Maybe you could ask to get an ultrasound and/or biopsy if it persists?
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 04:35:27 PM »
A few weeks after I gave birth, I can't remember how many exactly, I found a small lump in my upper breast area. This was the first big health scare for me (excluding the labour and c section), and it sent me into a spin. Now, I wasn't able to breast feed, abut the lump was there none the less. I was referred for an ultrasound and a meeting with the breast doc. The doc said it was fine and absolutely nothing to worry about. Then by the time I had the u/s, it had all but disappeared, so looking back I'm guessing it was either a cyst, a blocked milk duct or a lymph node. Either way, I'm guessing since 3 of us have had this, it must be pretty normal post partum.
I'm totally with you on the lymphoma freak out. I'm still dealing with it because of enlarged nodes in my neck.
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 11:16:39 PM »
Thanks so much! I'm trying to remember my doctor's words that he didn't think it was anything that would put my health at risk. I'm sure if he thought it was really worrisome he would have referred me right then and there to get a biopsy, right? I will try to tell myself that he is a doctor and he would not dismiss the issue if it were something serious... ::)
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 05:43:49 AM »
Even ALLERGIES can cause an enlarged lymph node (told by my doctor years ago)
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 01:44:14 PM »
is it a good sign that I can move it around so much? It worries me that it's rubbery feeling...
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 10:37:53 PM »
Anyone? Just wanting to know other people's opinions on this
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 11:26:13 PM »
I have one in my underarm that is swollen right now but it's because I am sick. I will tell you that it moves around a lot though and it's tender to the touch (which is why I noticed it). I've had it for about a week but it's getting noticeably smaller. Still scary and annoying though.
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2014, 11:51:32 PM »
I have had this happen soooo many times. It's what started my fear of lymphoma. I just started paying attention to when I got them since they only happened every once in a while. I noticed that if I took a shower and shaved my underarms then put antiperspirant on immediately after and put on a restrictive top, the lumps starred to develop. I'm not 100% sure why it did this but as I soon as I caught on I changed my routine and the lumps never came back after that. I'm assuming it was maybe some kind of infection involving the antiperspirant.
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2014, 03:21:07 AM »
I thought rubbery and moveable was good? And fixed and hard was not good?
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2014, 10:10:36 AM »
I think you're right. I also noticed today that there is a small black dot on the end of it and it kind of looks like an ingrown hair. Could an ingrown hair cause a lump like that under the skin?
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 03:48:50 PM »
Oh my heck YES.  When I get ingrown hairs, I have a small bump above the skin and a HUGE hard bump under it.  So uncomfortable.
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2014, 06:52:23 PM »
Thanks mollyfin! That is such a relief to know!!
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Re: Lymph node in armpit...so scared right now!!
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2014, 03:54:15 AM »
Can I ask, could a swollen node in the chest cause chest pain? I have been getting chest pain on the right side when I move and twist my head or move my body in certain positions.
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