hello! i posted on this forum about four months ago concerned about a lump in my neck. well the lump has still not gone away, hasn’t grown but i did have blood tests and they all can back clear so the doctor didn’t ask for follow up. anyways i’ve been feeling a slight twinge in the left side of my groin, it almost felt like a bubble. anyways i did some inspecting and i can feel in the left side of my abdomen a chain of lumps. some are slightly moveable and firm ish but a few of them are hard and i can’t move them. they’re pretty deep in but i am very slim so i don’t know if i’m able to feel this bc of how slim i am. i’m concerned bc i can’t feel this on the other side. i don’t know if it’s meant to be there or not and i’m scared something bad has spread and i have no chance of living i’m only 16 years old, i haven’t even lived life yet and i feel so depressed and anxious, i have panic attacks all the time because i’m scared. both my boyfriend and mum think that this is normal and i told one of my male friends who is very slim and says he thinks he knows what the chain of lumps is and he can feel it on himself too. obviously i don’t know if it feels the same to mine but i’m hoping it is. i’m just so worried i have a huge fear of death and i’m sick of the crying and the anxiety attacks. i wake up with my heart racing and i can’t eat all my breakfast bc of it. i throw up due to severe panic attacks and i can’t hsndle it i don’t have any symptoms - no sweats, no itching, no nausea, no vomiting, no fever, no cough, no chest pains (unless i’m anxious/have just had or ab to have an anxious episode), no loss of appetite, no losing weight (if anything my appetite is bigger and i’ve possibly gained but i don’t have weights so wouldn’t know ), no persistent chills (i get cold easily and can find it hard to warm up but not like chills for no reason), no rashes, no low blood counts, no abdominal pain (i get slight twinges but this isn’t persistent) i can’t ecen think of any more symptoms so surely this is all in my favour ? i just can’t stop worrying, it doesn’t bother me that much now that there’s a lump in my neck it’s the fact that i’ve also found lumps in my tummy. if these are lymph nodes, why would they only be palpable/swollen on one side? or is it a bodily structure ? organ ? muscle tissue/scar tissue, or something innocent like fibroids ? i don’t think it could be ovarian cysts bc that wouldn’t be in a chain would it ? i’m just so scared i’m just a teenager i’m not even an adult yet, please help i want to see a doctor but my parents aren’t concerned at all
It's reassuring news all your blood tests came back clear but if you are still worried about the lump on your neck and about this additional chain of lumps you have found in your abdomen, you could perhaps talk to your parents and see whether they would allow you to see another doctor just to get a second opinion and give you the reassurance you need at the moment. You can find out more about getting a second opinion here.
It sounds like all this has been causing you terrible health anxiety and this is something you can also discuss with your doctor and seek help for.
I hope you get the answers and reassurance you need soon.
Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator
just an update, silly old me has realised this is infact my colon after i noticed from partial bowel movements the bottom of the chain no longer had lumps and after a full one i couldn’t feel them at all !!! hopefully this helps someone who has discovered this in their abdomen, i’m slim so i was able to feel this very easily and it can also be due to constipation i believe thanks for your reply