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Old 01-20-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation Huge Lump on Left collar bone, neck sore, chest pains...I need advice :(

Hello,
I've found this forum very helpful so I'm going to start writing on it and asking for advice. I am paranoid and just looking for answers so any advice would be appreciated and helpful.

Last year December, I had my tonsils removed after dealing with years of constantly having sore throats and infected tonsils. After I had my tonsilectomy, I felt completley better. A couple of months after the tonsilectomy, however, I had severe weight gain...not because I ate too badly or unhealthy or anything, it just kinda jumped on me and as of November 2009 I was 45lbs heavier than i was 11 months earlier! I was dumbfounded, so I went to a weight loss specialist who perscribed me to a drug called Adipex (Phentermine) that is used in aiding weight loss.

This drug has done wonders to my body. I have already lost a lot of weight and my body looks a lot better, but I still have 2 months left of taking it.

About a week ago, however, I discovered a huge lump above my left collarbone when I woke up one morning. It was kinda sore, but more annoying than anything. I felt the sensation of it getting in the way when I would turn my neck to the left, and when I touched it, it was just tender but not too painful and it would wiggle around and move, and then get caught under my collar bone, etc. Two days later, i noticed another lump above that one more so in my neck, but this one was tiny. It did, however, have the same characteristics but it is not painful. A week has gone by, and for some reason, that area where the lump is is now very sore and achey. It's not a detrimental pain, but definitley noticeable and annoying. The right side of my neck has no lumps, but it is very tender and sore when i touch it or move it.

Two nights ago (5 days after discovering the lump) I had excruciating chest pain, so bad that I had to lay on my bed and just take deep breaths to keep it from getting worse. I drank some water, and it eventually went away, but it was a really scary feeling. I don't have terrible chest pain anymore, but it still kind of irritates me every once in a while.

The reason I am so nervous is because I have been googling what is going on with my body for about a week now and all of the answers are scaring me so I just figured I would ask you guys and see what you thought. I have gone into absolute detail about my medical history the past year so hopefully that helps?

I am also going to see my general doctor tomorrow for another apt that has nothing to do with any of this, but I definitley want to ask her to examine what I have without just brushing it off. I have had 2 friends in the past year have cancer & lymphoma, and I don't want to rest until i have a complete answer.

If anyone has any advice for me, please feel free to share. Thank you very much.

-Ashley

 
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: Huge Lump on Left collar bone, neck sore, chest pains...I need advice :(

I know no one has responded yet, but I went to the doctor yesterday and she said that it is most likely a severe case of "cat scratch fever"? I'm not sure what to think about that...I guess I'll take my anti biotic and see if it works...i'll get back to you in 5 days.

 
Old 04-09-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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Re: Huge Lump on Left collar bone, neck sore, chest pains...I need advice :(

Hello.. I'm curious as to whether or not your lump went away. I have a lump on my left collar bone too.

 
Old 04-11-2010, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: Huge Lump on Left collar bone, neck sore, chest pains...I need advice :(

My lump didn't go away with my anti biotics. I got a cat scan and a chest x-ray and they determined that I needed to get it surgically removed for a biopsy.

They removed it, and it turned out to be banine and it was cat scratch fever i guess...

but im getting kinda nervous cause im startig to develop one under my right rib cage and a small one on my collar bone again..

get it checked out. lumps are serious

 
Old 04-11-2010, 08:01 PM   #5
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Re: Huge Lump on Left collar bone, neck sore, chest pains...I need advice :(

Thanks. I currently don't have insurance but am working on it. I plan to get it checked out as soon as I can. It has went down in size, considerably though.

 
Old 05-21-2010, 05:56 AM   #6
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Re: Huge Lump on Left collar bone, neck sore, chest pains...I need advice :(

I'm in the same boat if the antibiotics dnt work they will biopsy it. Lymph nodes swelling in adults aren't common. Have had enough test that I completed a 1500.00 deductible in 3 weeks! They still have no idea! I have a post like yours. Why is it so hard to get answers!!!!!

 
Old 01-19-2011, 07:40 AM   #7
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TY for posting this question. I read it to my husband and he said I could have wrote it. I too am on adipex p for a month now and had a lump develop just under my left collar bone. Didn't think much of it till last night when it felt like someone kicked me in the chest. It is still very painful and is the whole front of my chest. I have an apt with the DR. at 3:15 today. What caught my attention was not only the same medication but when you said it was diagnosed as cat scratch fever aka Bartonellosis. I have worked for a vet for 11yrs and a rescue. I handle a lot of feral cats and help in animal seizures from all kinds of environments. I will be requesting a titer for this to be done today from my Dr. if he doesn't suggest it.

 
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