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Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

21 Aug 2019 22:36

hello everyone.

Im new here. I’d just like to explain my symptoms and see if I should be worried about lymphoma.

i have a extremely itchy scalp with some blisters/sores that keep scabing over. 

I am really tired allll day

blurred vision

i have 1 very hard lump on the back of my head that dose not move or hurt,

4 lymph nodes on the back of my neck are swollen  and sore to touch.

i have itchy legs 

tinnitus 

pins and needles in feet continuously for 2 years 

also I have really sticky boogies that are yellow and green ( I’m not ill, no flu or cold) my nose feels sore 

I’ve had a blood test and the doctor called today to say I need to go back tomorrow for another blood test as my results where “boarderline” The receptionist couldn’t tell me anyone over the phone, The doctor has requested to see me when the results are in. 

 

Should i I be worried or could all this be something of no big deal? 

 

Thanks for reading. 

 

 

 

 

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

23 Aug 2019 15:34 in response to Funkychick84

Hello Funkychick84

I'm sorry to hear that you've been dealing with some health problems recently. It sounds as though your GP is being proactive in asking for these tests to be completed. 

How did your appointment go yesterday? I hope that your Dr was able to give you some reassurance. 

Do let us know how you get on. 

Best wishes,
Jenn
Cancer Chat moderator

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

23 Aug 2019 16:49 in response to Funkychick84

Hi I don't have any answers but I have an itchy scalp, have done a long time, dermatology said it was ezcema. Bloods all fine, I also have several lymph nodes on the side of my neck come up (towards the back rather than front) and now new ones on the other side. Scan in July said reactive and rescan in 6 weeks which is early September. I'm not sure what they are reacting to as I've not been ill, I've had them since may, that I noticed. If anything they are bigger since the last scan and I'm so worried.

I find thinking about lymphoma makes me feel the glands almost, when I'm not I don't notice them. And I feel itchy if I'm anxious about them. 

My nose is also blocked even though I'm not ill, has been years, mainly at night and go says allergies.

I suffer regular headaches, knee pain, lower back pain, wrist pain, shoulder pain, IBS, anxiety, I can't sleep well. But all these symptoms could be anything. I even thought I might have fibromyalgia.

I dread to think what they are and what's wrong with me.

If your results are borderline, it could mean something's a tad high or low, but it could be something so simple like vitamin d - which can cause joint pain, itching, skin conditions, if too low. Or iron, b12, so many things!

Hopefully it's something minor.

X

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

10 Sep 2019 21:52 in response to Khammy87

Hi, I’m sorry your having symptoms to,it’s horrible the things our bodies put us through. 

I went to see my doctor she told me that my red blood cells are to large, I have had another blood test just waiting for the results, (the reason it’s taken so long is because I have a massive phobia of needles) I’ve put it off but my doctor told me to be a big girl and get it done.

i believe I have a b12 deficiency as most my symptoms point to that.. not sure about my lymph nodes tho  

i will update as soon as my results are in. 

 

Thanks for the replies x

 

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

24 Oct 2019 16:25 in response to Funkychick84

Hi, just wondering how did you get on? I have similar symptoms as you, with itchy scalp, hard lump on neck lymph node etc.

Hope all went well and it was nothing to worry about x

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

6 Nov 2019 21:16 in response to GemStone5

I have the exact same symptoms would be interested to know what the outcome is. I'm not in the drs for another 3 weeks 

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

7 Nov 2019 06:48 in response to Leibo98

I have my hospital appointment tomorrow for camera up nose, then ultrasound and biopsy etc if needed, will reply with how it goes, I'll get results tomorrow too so only a day to wait now. I'm so scared but also desperate to know what it is

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

7 Nov 2019 08:43 in response to GemStone5

I wish you all the best and hope its nothing serious!!! Please keep me updated. I'm going to call the docs today x

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

7 Nov 2019 08:55 in response to Leibo98

Thank you, will post asap after results! I would ask for a same day appointment if you're concerned rather than wait 3 weeks which is what I did to get a same day appointment, and glad as they took it seriously. Good luck! x

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

7 Nov 2019 08:57 in response to GemStone5

Thank you I will call now and see if they will see me sooner. Good luck x

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

8 Nov 2019 16:27 in response to Leibo98

Hi, all went well I got the all clear! The consultant said lumps at the back of the neck are rarely anything bad, he did a camera up the nose (it was horrible and I nearly passed out!), He said he thought I look like I don't drink enough water hence the sore throat (true I don't drink anywhere near enough!), he said they'd ultrasound it for reassurance but thought it was ok. Had the scan about an hour later, sonographer said it looks absolutely fine, it was round, not big, and blood flow normal. She scanned all my throat and neck and said everything was fine. I'm beyond relief, it's been a very stressful few weeks! 

Good luck, hoping all is ok with you too x

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

8 Nov 2019 16:57 in response to GemStone5

Excellent news! I've been referred to see a specialist and I'm back Monday for bloods. Hopefully nothing. Your post has made me feel better do they know what the lump actually is?

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

8 Nov 2019 16:59 in response to Leibo98

Thanks, fingers crossed for you too! They think it was caused to swell by an infection (we think the bad skin on my scalp), but it just didn't go back down after, they think it may just stay like that, but it looks fine when they scanned it x

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

8 Nov 2019 17:04 in response to GemStone5

It's so weird isnt it. Same symptoms. My scalp is so itchy!!!!!

Itchy scalp, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck., very

8 Nov 2019 18:26 in response to Leibo98

It is strange! Really hoping yours will be the same, please post when you find out!