Hi not really wrote on any thing like this before but here it goes
I'm a 30 year old female and I went to the doctors just over a week ago as I had I really irritating dull ache under my left armpit for months. I always check my breasts regularly as i have cystic fibro tissue in both breast, so I've had them checked a few times and always been raised fibro tissue but I never had the ache before. Anyways I checked myself in the shower and noticed my lymph nodes were up under my armpit going down into my left breast and into my chest wall. when I felt them the ache got worse after a touching them. I saw my gp and he felt the swollen lymph nodes and to my surprise he found a lump which I was shocked as I thought I had properly felt or maybe it came up that day so he has done me a 2 week wait appointment with the breast clinic and I have my appointment next week Thursday. I'm pretty worried this time round as when I got home from gp i had a look at my breasts and the right breast has a dimple just underneath my areola which seems to be fading a little and seems to have a soft raises lump, well it looks lumpy but is very soft to touch. My lymph nodes have also come up on the right side now to which is causing me more discomfort then pain and I also have lymph nodes up in both of my elbows. Usually when I go to the breast clinic they scan me on the day but this time I've been informed I will only be seeing a consultant and if a scan is needed it will be on a other day. I've been suffering with left flank pain LUQ and have had lots of tests to rule out all the simple things, I know it's a process of elimination but as they have all been ok except they found out I have chrons/colitis I'm getting to that stage where I just don't seem to be feeling any better.
I'm always tired
I've lost 3 stone 11lbs in like 4 months with out trying
Waking up with headaches everyday
under both armpits
in both side of chest wall and lumps in both breast
In both Elbows
In my stomach just underneath both ribs
Involentry spasms in my hand,lip,bum cheek and leg
Severe constipation and diarrhoea
Lower back pain
And despite all my medical problems I have I'm always able to crack on but this just seems to have wiped me out
My current medical problems are
Partial Prolapse disc in spine
Vertebrae slipped forward
Spinal Timor (benign)
Joint hypomobility (swollen and popping joints)
Partial vaginal prolapse
And had an colonoscopy today wish showed a rectal prolapse and they did 5 biopsy to test for anything nasty but they didn't see anything untoward so that's good.
I have an endoscopy coming up eacuae of persistent reflux despite being on 3 any acids a day
U have a gastro appointment next week regarding my chrons as it's a recent diagnosis
I just feel mentally and physically exhausted and I'm just not sure how to process it all. I'm worried it's cancer either breast or lymphoma. I find it hard to show people my pain as I feel embarrassed about it I don't know why so I've always been one of those people who just get up and cracks on with things regardless of I'll health.
I don't want to voice my concerns to my gp as every time I go they think it's because I'm anxious and I told the gp after my diagnosis of chrons colitis that it wasn't anxiety it was bloody chrons.
So I'm worried there just going to look at me like a hypercondricate when actually I know my own body and just can feel that something not right and so can you please advise me how I should bring this up in conversation or maybe should I speak to the breast surgeon about my concerns. I know I shouldn't Google but two of my friends did and they diagnosed them selfs with cancer and they were right and are alive today because of it. Lymphoma and breast cancer are the only 2 things that fit all my symptoms. I find it so hard when I go into a consultation as I downplay everything no natter how hard it try I find it so hard to show other my pain it's sounds strange I know any idea gown should approach my concerns I will be truley greatful