Hi everyone. I am 31 and have been battling whatever is going in my body for 6 months now. I am small framed 5'0 and weighed towards end of Dec first of Jan about 95-96 pounds. Since then I am down to 89/90 pds. My glands are swollen in my neck on both sides. I had a ct scan in March that showed small scattered lymph nodes through my neck and it was deemed as "probably" bengin.
My blood work did not show much other than my red count being low and my absolute nutrophills being low. I went last week to see my thyroid specalist and she did an ultra sound. It showed the same thing as the ct scan, small lymph nodes in my neck. She felt under my arms and found them there. She suggested a bioposy to be done. I am waiting on that in the next few weeks.
I was wondering if anyone else has any of the same syptoms? lost weight, itchy skin (bendrly doesn't help), swollen glands, very tired and worn out feeling, i get sick to my stomach sometimes, and bloated.
Any help or directions would be greatly appreciated.
Hey, I am 20, female and have had a swollen lymph node in the left side of my neck for 6 months now that I found in December 2010. It can only be felt not seen. I finally went to my Dr. in April 2011 to have him check the node and he gave me a weeks worth of antibiotics, scheduled me for a chest X-ray and gave me a blood test which both came back normal. I went back two weeks later after I took my antibiotics and he told me the node shrunk, and he said that its a good thing and really might have been an infection. He then told me that we are going to watch that node and observe it for a month. So in june I went back to him and he told me that the lump is still there, however the node has gotten slightly bigger. So he then referred me to an ENT doctor who checked out the lymph node in my neck and he described the lymph node as firm, moveable, and a little tender. Sometimes the node hurts a little when I move it around and put too much pressure on it, or touch it at a certain angle. But most of the time its painless.
To make matter worse since my doctors appointment I found another lymph node on the left side of my collarbone and just recently found a lump behind my left ear near my hairline. All three of which can be felt, but not seen. The one in my collarbone is also moveable and causes pain in my collarbone area if I press on it too much and move it around too much, but I don't know about the texture. The lump behind my ear feels boney and is painless, but my ear does hurt a little, but no pus leakage. My doctors don't know yet about the two new ones I found, and my ENT is going to be doing a biopsy where he will be cutting the whole node out of my neck for a pathology test. What's going on at this point? I'm very worried and have been gaining alot of weight from the stress. I haven't been having any symptoms of lymphoma like night sweats, fever, fatigue, persistent cough, no chills, no weight loss (I have instead gained alot of weight from worrying so much), no flu like symptoms. In fact, I feel fine just allergies bugging me. My lymph nodes in the neck and collarbone feel about the size of half a dime and the lump behind me ear feels about dime size or half a nickel (not to sure). The lump behind my ear I think is very recent as I don't recall feeling it last month. The node in my collarbone may have been there since April 2011 now that I really think about it, but not sure.
I don't know if this helps, but I am also asthmatic and have ALOT of allergies mainly environmental. Any ideas what's going on? I tried to provide as much info as possible so I can get to the bottom of this.View Thread
I just woke up and realized a tender, painful only if touched lymph node in my right groin (inguinal) its...
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I just woke up and realized a tender, painful only if touched lymph node in my right groin (inguinal) its long instead of a ball or a bean shaped.
3 or 4 days a ago I had this slight pain on my lower back but after the pain went away it ended up becoming a rush, like a spider bite of some sort. The little rush bumps are still there as we speak but just itchy and they look are like a bad acne.
Also, under my arm pit, level to my nipple (left side of my rib cage) there is this ache, it feels like a muscle ache but very superficial.
I am a Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor on remission (5 years now). I am out of the country as we speak. I don't have any other symptoms. But i also have been noticing night sweats the last couple of months but not always. I think they are due to the warm weather and I always use a blanket.
Please give me an insight on this I am also planning to return US in couple of weeks.View Thread
A friend of mine has recently been told that he has cancer. Specifically, they think it is lymphoma. More tests are being done this week to determine more. As I read through statistics of survival rates of the ungodly amount of cancers, they always refer to survival rates as a 1 year survival or 5 year survival. My question is....what happens after 5 years? If a person is in remission after 5 years does that mean the chances of a recurrence is less probable? Or does it mean that people aren't surviving past 5 or 10 years, so there is no need to calculate the survival rate? Two of my grandparents have had cancer of differing types when they were in their 60's and 70's, now they are in their 70's and 80's. My friend is in his early 40's and 10 years only puts him into his 50's. Is it likely that if he does see remission that he could live into his 70's? Or is that completely unrealistic? I guess I'm wondering if a normal life expectancy is possible with a lymphoma diagnosis?View Thread
About a year ago, my husband was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins follicular lymphoma. Other than a small lump in his neck, he had absolutely no symptoms. His oncologist said that he would soon be experiencing major bed-drenching night sweats, but this never happened, thankfully.
Now, I am getting major night sweats. It isn't every night, but I've never had anything like this before, and our bedroom is the coldest room in the house. My first thought was early menopause... but really, it would be REALLY early menopause as I'm only 32. I don't want to sound crazy, but it has me a little worried. We have three very young children. Any thoughts as to what I should do? I haven't really noticed any lumps...View Thread
My husband has almost all of the symptoms of this cancer. Recently we discovered an egg shaped lump in his groin area (right above where your leg meets your torso). When I probed further, I could feel a small mass (about the size of a nickel) behind the lump. He has lost a HUGE amount of weight very quickly. He lost 30 lbs. right after his Mom died (which is normal), but since then he has lost another almost 50 lbs. down to where he weighs only 5 lbs. more than I do (I weigh 118). At last weight, he weighed 123.5 lbs. At almost 6', this has made him not much more than skin and bones. He has a dr.s appt. Wed. w/his primary care dr. and also our urologist as he has had problems with nighttime incontinence. He's onyl 42 yrs. old. He also has the night sweats (I have to change the top sheet for both these and the urinary problem). He doesn't have any of the risk factors other than age and being male. Can someone who had/has this disease tell me what was happening to them befor their diagnosis? After losing both of my parents to cancer, I;m taking this very seriously. Thank you.View Thread
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am a 38 yr. young w-female that was recently diagnosed with NHL+.... The name of this discussion is my actual diagnosis. I am NOT really understanding this diagnosis. My oncologist has not really been able to explain the diagnosis where I can understand him. It's not that he is foreign and I can not understand him that way. I just do not understand what it is that I have and it is really starting to scare me as I do know that it is spreading and it is spreading fast and aggressively. I would really like to know if anyone has been diagnosed with this type of Lymphoma and went through any of the treatment for it??? Also, does ANYONE know what ALK is??? I would appreciate ANYresponses as soon as possible and you may even E-Mail me the response to really keep it private if you like...E-MAIL:firstname.lastname@example.orgView Thread
hi im craig and im 25 years old. two years ago i was working an extraordinary amount of working hours and my wife was prego. at one point i was so exhausted that i was having trouble staying awake on the days i did have off, but i attributed that to the work...then all of a sudden i started to get sick very easily..then i started to get chest pains....pains so bad it would stop me in my tracks...so i went to the doc for that..he said muscle spasm or strain...then he got my bloodwork and said that the counts were so bad he wanted to get another test. when i got the second one back he immediatly called me in to get an x ray....when the x ray revealed that i had swollen lymph nodes everywhere and that i started to develop cysts all over my torso and mid section(some so big they needed surgery) he called me after further review and me losing 30 lbs that he thought " 99% sure its lymphoma." i said ok whats next. meanwhile i am getting night sweats and have lymph nodes in my neck and armpit so large they are protruding from my skin. i went to oncologist and got PET scan and it showed up negative....so they told me to watch and wait. so two years went by with the same results except that i havent gotten a pet scan since ( expensive) when i go to my doctors they all say that they think its lymphoma but its too small to biopsy. 2 months ago i started to cough so bad that i started to cough up blood. but no other symptoms. went to ER and he took chest x ray. he brought me in his office and said i had what looked like early stage of lymphoma. yet when i go to my normal doctor, he says that its just clogged bronchials and that i should just wait.. well since then i havent NOT been sick.. ive had skin irritations all over me and havent stopped coughing since... and im constantly nasally......i KNOW i sound like a giant run on sentence and that i am complaining...but honestly i am just so tired of bein sick and just need some direction....anyone?View Thread
I chose not to buy a wig, it was my call. My husband/family didn't mind my going hairless/bald and I was very comfortable doing so; It was also much cooler this Summer. Since I just completed my final chemo, I'm still very bald, love my scarfs and caps!
It's a personal choice, you have to be comfortable with yourself. I hope no matter what you decide, you hold your head up high, look everyone in the eye, smile and let them know you are beautiful with or without hair!
Remember, this is just a brief Road Trip in your life and like all Road Trips there are a few detours but you will make it to your final destination and all will be Well!
Take care Everyone and May God Bless Us All; Past Present and Future NHL patients/survivors View Thread
I was given a couple of wigs, one of which was quite pretty. But it wasn't me and frankly, those things are scratchy and uncomfortable. Talking to other women, I found out that they can cause scalp problems that take a while without the wigs to heal.
I was never quite sure what was the reason for hiding a bald head, anyway. I'm not the possessor of the world's most beautifully shaped head, but so what? I wasn't embarrassed to be fighting cancer, either. I think it's an excellent chance to help other people to understand about it. I found that when I went around bald, people were more likely to ask me if I was getting chemo, and when I smiled and told them yes, they felt more free to ask about the effects of it. So many people have heard that there's nothing worse than chemo and radiation, they're afraid to have their cancers treated when they have it. I try to talk to as many people about that as I can. I didn't find my N-H lymphoma until stage 4 (common, I think), but I can't think of anything more worthwhile that the treatment--including a stem-cell transplant. So, no wigs for me. Janie704View Thread
Finally! Again for the second time, I'm in remission. The endoscopy report stated, " No sign of cancer cells." I got a congratulations and now am looking forward to getting the bill.
I can't wait to get on with life, again. It's finally sunk in - no more chemo. The treatment made me feel worse than I actually did. I could deal with the pain, do everyday, but being sick from drugs is another situation.
So, come on hair. Get growing. I want to shave my legs again and underarms. LOL! I want to go to my stylist, when my now totally grey hair finally grows. Get in shape again. Yeah, yeah. Never really was.
Life feels different. Things that used to be important to me, arent. So what if the car isn't washed, house isn't cleaned everyday? Who cares if the neighbors are having a knock-down drag-out. As long as there's not any blood.....
I want to watch my Grandchildren grow up. I have two and they mean everything to me. I know they would forget me if I died. But that's just it. I don't want to, not yet. Who would love my grandson, Johnny as much as I do? I know if I died, his little life would be so different than it is now. Who would he have to talk to about his little problems? Who??
I want to grow "older" with my husband, my hero, my knight, my rock. Sometimes, when I can't sleep, I listen to his breathing and I think about how his life would be if I died. My heart literally breaks. Our daughters wouldn't come around much. Heck, they don't anyway. Not since lymphoma. I can't think about it.
Yup, life means so much. When people talk about taking theirs and how much better everyone would be, I want to slap them. And tell them how wrong they are.
Each day is a blessing. I know that I can fall out of remission at anytime. It happened before. It can happen again. Nothing's a given. But I know that if that happens, at least I had this time of being happy. Without cancer. Living, loving life and praying.
If anyone does read this. My prayers are with you. I hope if you or a family member or friend stays with whatever treatment you have.
Ok- so I am 24 and was having some abdominal pain and constipation that I thought may be related to my anxiety/panic disorder. I went to a gastro and had a CT of the abdomen and a colonoscopy and endo...(where they put a camera down your throat).
Everything was normal except for some lymph nodes that were enlarged that showed up on a ct. The lymphs that were enlarged were 1cm or less in the abdomen.
I have no symptoms of lymphoma but I did have a fever for about 24 hours a month ago (on Easter!!) and sometimes I get a little hot at night and sweat but it does not last the entire night and does not dampen my sheets. I don't know if that is just me being hot (which I normally always am or a "night sweat")
I just don't know what to think- I've had all of these tests and no one has told me anything. The doctor said he doesn't think it is lymphoma but can not tell for sure. The lymphs are too small to biopsy. I also just had a chest ct but havn't heard back yet from the hematologist. I am so scared it is cancer. I just feel all alone in this- no one seems to be willing to give me any hope or information...
My uncle has been treated for Lymphoma for the past ten years, but over the last several months he has become increasingly more confused. He has undergone blood tests and an MRI and nothing was noted that would indicate that his lymphoma had spread to his brain. Starting this past week he gets in the car and forgets where he's going. He repeats himself constantly. He just came from an appointment at UCSF where we hoped we'd get a diagnosis and the only thing that they could assure us was that his problems are not mental or memory related. His blood chemical levels are all over the place and we can't get an explanation as to whether or not this is causing his diminished mental capacity or is a result of it. Please if anyone has experience with this scenario, we could really use the help. Thank you.View Thread
I hope this board will help many. I lost my brother in law to this,in 1996. He was undiagnosed for too long. More is known now, and this little corner of the boards exchange will just help with that knowledge I know. I don't see how you dou do all this with CFIDS to boot. I have been down with a flare for the past 3 days, first day up, for how long I don't know. Your in My thoughts and Prayers for not having to do the last 4 treatments.
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