Re: Lump under arm
4boys, sounds like someone needs to step up & be "lead dr." on this? When did your GYN fax the mammo & sonogram reports to rheumie? Were the reports also sent to your GP? Are your GP & rheumie in the same hospital system? Have they ever conferred before?
Like AngelMJ says, I've also read that swollen lymph nodes occur in lupus. Like you, I'd certainly want to rule out more serious possibilities, though!
I think I'd ask BOTH rheumie & GP point-blank who's the "lead dr.", to compel them to decide between themselves. (By notifying both, you're creating a paper trail & professional obligations.) Ask them what needs to be done to rule out Hodgkins & other serious lymph problems. This, one hopes, will compel "lead dr." to refer you to another specialist or himself to suggest further tests. You could write a single memo, addressed to both, containing contact info for both, so they can reach one another---and say you'd very much like a single set of marching orders from one of them.
That's probably what I'd do... something like that, anyway. Two months of uncertainty seems a lot, really, for something like this. Please let us know how you're doing, when you can. Sending my very best wishes, sincerely, Vee