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enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

5 Apr 2019 23:06 in response to Jolamine

Yes I am going back to the GP who made my initial referral for my lump - she is really understanding! 

I totally agree - I think if it was anything to warrant further investigation then they would have done this already, but I will speak about it anyway just to clear my mind of one uncertainty! Happy 

yea, I think I will write it all down chronologically, this will keep my thoughts in order as I often get flustered and dash through everything so I can get back out lol. 

Many thanks

Katie xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

5 Apr 2019 23:21 in response to scotland0194

 

Hi Katie,

I shall be thinking of you next Friday and hope that you get a more urgent referral.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

6 Apr 2019 00:58 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine, 

 

thank you, I will let you know! Xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

6 Apr 2019 07:53 in response to telemando

Hi all,

Had my blood results back and everything was normal. However, lymph nodes are still up, the ones on my neck and behind my ear are no longer sore but feel hard. The one in my armpit is a little tender. Both the Dr and my husband said they feel like they have gone down slightly since my first appointment. Going back to GP Monday so she can check they are still going down. They don't feel like they are to me, but then I'm incredibly anxious and constantly touching them so not sure I'd be able to tell.

I'm so frightened there is something sinister going on. Especially as they feel so hard and no longer sore. I don't know what to do with myself. Desperately trying to keep off of Google

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

6 Apr 2019 10:28 in response to Rach86

Hi all

not due to get results till wednesday to tell me 100% if its lymphoma but just had a letter and a txt to say doc has referred me to a haematology app on 15th april thats more or less telling me it is. Isnt it? So worried, scarred etc. 

Xxx

 

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

6 Apr 2019 16:20 in response to Rach86

 

Hi Rach,

I am glad to hear that nothing untoward has shown up in your blood tests. Try not to keep touching your lymph nodes. If you keep doing this, they are likely to be tender.

Do your best to stay away from Dr Google - he won't do you any favours. I hope that, when you see your GP on Monday, your lymph nodes are still going down.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

6 Apr 2019 16:24 in response to nicci20

 

Hi Nicci,

It does sound as if there is something amiss. This is a rotten way to be told. Your GP would have been better saying nothing until he sees you on Wednesday.

Whatever this is, I hope that it is nothing too serious.

Try to keep yourself as busy as you can over the next few days to distract yourself from the wait.

Please let us know how you get on. We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

9 Apr 2019 19:40 in response to Jolamine

Hi again everyone

I finally found this post again completely forgot how I got it in first place. 

Since I last posted I have been on two antibiotics for my throat and one for my wisdom tooth. That lymph node sticking around in my neck hasn't got much bigger but still no sign of it going. Doctors said if throat infection comes back I will be sent hospital for iv antibiotics, I don't understand why haven't send me to ent must not be overly worried. 

I have my ultrasound on the 9th of May so can't wait to get it over and done with. Still no other symptons apart from stiff neck and odd bit of pain which has me worried could maybe be arthritis??

Have been to the dentist 3 times god love him I have him tortured lol he has checked lumps in mouth out for me and assured me that none are sinister. 

I have been trying my best to stay of Google but can be hard especially when on own and mind starts racing. 

Isn't it teriible we always think the worst for ourselves? Hope everyone doing well on the chat and all your tests coming back good news. Do you think constantly rubbing these lymph nodes Cound be why they won't go down in size? My mum says my neck just looks swollen and can't see a lump but can definely feel it when I turn my neck a certain way. 

Definely cut down the cigges and hopefully next couple weeks be completely of them but the stress doesn't help.

Xxxx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

10 Apr 2019 00:19 in response to Danielleb

 

Hi again Danielle and welcome back.

If you go to 'Waiting for a Diagnosis' on the left hand side, you will usually manage to find your posts there. It sounds as if you are still having a tough time with your throat and teeth. I am not a doctor, but it is possible that your lymph nodes could be swelling because these areas are inflamed and, they should settle down with time. The amount of time they take to settle can vary considerably from one person to the next. Also, it won't help them to settle, if you keep rubbing them.

I know that it is difficult to stay away from Google, but keep trying to do your best. It won't do you any favours!

Good for you  on cutting down on the cigs and, hope that you can eventually lay off them completely.

I'm glad to hear that you now have a date for your ultrasound.

Please let us know how you get on. We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

 

 

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

10 Apr 2019 16:34 in response to Jolamine

hi all

hospital cancelled appointment as results not back when i asked about haematology app on monday they said dont think you will need that appointment. They said doc will ring me tomorro or friday with results. Hate this waiting game. Xxx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

10 Apr 2019 18:42 in response to nicci20

 

Hi Nicci,

I am so sorry to hear that your appointment today was cancelled.

It sounds as if there was no need for you to keep this appointment, if you are going to be told the results over the phone. If there is no need for you to keep your haematology appointment on Monday either, I hope that this means good news.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for when your consultant phones you on Thursday or Friday.

Don't forget to let us know how you get on.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

10 Apr 2019 19:37 in response to Jolamine

thank you for your support. Staying positive even though still dont know anything really. But surely if ig was bad news they wouldnt do it over ghe phone. Xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

11 Apr 2019 00:25 in response to nicci20

 

Hi Nicci,

A few surgeons do give results over the phone, regardless of whether they are good or bad, but most prefer to give all results face to face. Because your surgeon was already planning to tell you face to face today, I expect that he would still do this if it were bad news.

Hence my hope that it is good news, especially when you were also told that you are not likely to need your haematology appointment.

I may be wrong, but I sincerely hope I'm not.

Saying a prayer for you that all turns out well.

Jolamine xx

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

11 Apr 2019 14:48 in response to Jolamine

Hi all,

My lymph nodes are still swollen bloods came back normal and a throat swab showed strep throat so now on antibiotics. I have several swollen on one side of my neck, one under my jaw, one behind my ear and one under my arm all on the same side of my body. Dr has suggested I take the antibiotics and wait a couple of weeks then if they've not gone down to go back again.

The longer they stay up the more anxious I'm becoming, everything online says that under the arm nodes are not likely to be caused by the strep. I wish I could switch my mind off from it all. 

enlarged lymph nodes - worried!

11 Apr 2019 16:11 in response to Rach86

hi 

i understand the worry you going through, try ti stay positive and if your not happy or dont feel yourself asked for a second opinon. 

 

The hospital have rang my results are still not 100% back. But what has come back is that i don’t need to see the haematology doc. My consultant is only in for 2hrs tomorrow then off next week. His assitant is working next week, they said either consultant will ring me or secretary will either way. 

 

Hope everyone ok. Xxx