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Lymphoma symptoms? Cant sleep need help :(

3 Jan 2018 23:24

Hello, I am nearly 18 and i am a female but i am extremely worried right now so this is whats up: 

In 2015 i had a blood test but i cant remember what for but it the results showed i had glandular fever but i didnt even know i had it, i remeber being very tired in the summer holidays and i used to fall asleep on the sofa most evenings but i cant remember any other symptoms, so i found out i had glandular fever about 4 weeks after i was very tired. I have just seen an article that Glandualr fever is the EBV virus and that is related to Lymphoma and Hodgkin Lymphoma etc, now i am so worried i may have it, I have been worried i may have it for ages but now seeing that im so scared, my symptoms are i am sometimes a bit clammy when i wake up but nothing too bad, i get itchy inner thighs now and then and i get tired most of the time. I am so worried and any advice would be appreciated, ask any questions if needed, thanks, Lydia Sad

Re: Lymphoma symptoms? Cant sleep need help :(

4 Jan 2018 00:39 in response to lydia00x

Hi lydia

Welcome to our group. None of us here are doctors, although there are nurses you can talk to.

You didn't mention raised lymph nodes ("glands") in your list of symptoms. I'm not a doctor, but I believe this is a very common symptom of lymphoma.

Lymphomas are very rare, and although Epstein-Barr virus increases the risk, the increase is very slight. This means that Lymphomas are STILL very rare, even if you've had glandular fever. 

If you're still worried, you can use the phone number at the bottom of the page to speak to a nurse, or you can post a question in the Ask the Nurses section of the forum. 

Re: Lymphoma symptoms? Cant sleep need help :(

4 Jan 2018 11:16 in response to telemando
Hi, i have checked my lymph nodes but i dont think they are raised, i did have lots of lumps in my groin so i got them checked by my doctor but she said it was blood vessels, thank you for your help, im having a full blood count done tomorrow so hopefully it will come back ok and i can stop worrying

Re: Lymphoma symptoms? Cant sleep need help :(

4 Jan 2018 12:43 in response to lydia00x

Hi Lydia

You're doing the right thing. That should set your mind at rest. 

Let us know the results. 

Re: Lymphoma symptoms? Cant sleep need help :(

4 Jan 2018 22:43 in response to telemando

I will thank you very much for your help