I had such a horrible experience today and its freaking me out.
I’ve had a horrible rash for about a year that has progressively spread and got worse. About 6 weeks ago I noticed my lymph nodes were swollen so went to my GO. She said I needed an urgent 2 week referral to an ENT which in attended today.
I went and the doctor felt my lymph nodes but said they are probably reactive nodes. Then she took me to another room and said she was going to put a camera up my nose and down my throat to have a look. When she did this, the pain was unbearable. It hurt so much and I started to physically shake, apparently went very pale and I thought I was fainting. Everything sounded like it was under water and the room felt like it was closing in.
They gave me a a chocolate cake and tea (bonus!) and then said I would need a biopsy on my lymph node, an MRI, an ultrasound and a biopsy on a mass they found in my nose under a general anaesthetic. I am freaking out!! Everyone else has said that.the camera up the nose wasn’t painful just uncomfortable but I had such an extreme reaction it has scared me!!
I guess I’m hoping someone else has experienced this before and can reassure me it is normal?
also does anyone know how long these tests will take? And how long it will take to get results ?
Anything is appreciated