It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Lymphomas Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: united kingdom, england
Posts: 8
sarahb19 HB User
18 years old, doctor completely dismissed me! looking for some advice on here

Hi everyone,

I noticed a lump in my armpit about 4 months ago which is still there now. The armpit is also very swollen compared to the other side, also its not painful at all. I went to the doctor's two weeks ago and it was a male doctor. He seemed very uncomfortable with the fact that he had to feel my armpit and afterwards he kept staring at my chest! Because he felt so uncomfortable he became very dismissive and just said it was a swollen lymph node nothing to worry about.
I came out feeling very unsatisfied about the answer, however I was distracted because id also enquired about flashes of light in my eye which turned out to be a detached retina! Now that iv come to terms with that iv started thinking about that lump again. Cancer runs in my mums side of the family with my nan, grandad and aunty all having passed away as a result :/
As well as the lump I am ALWAYS tired; my brother calls me lazy but its actually because I just never have any energy.
Do you think its worth me making another appointment and asking for a different (more professional) doctor?
Is there anything else that could be causing these symptoms such as an infection or disorder?

Thanks in advance, hope to hear back from someone to stop me worrying so much!

Sarah

 
Old 03-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
estelle454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 112
estelle454 HB Userestelle454 HB Userestelle454 HB Userestelle454 HB User
Re: 18 years old, doctor completely dismissed me! looking for some advice on here

You could have some sought of infection, or glandular fever or something else. I would go straight away to another doctor and ask for blood tests may be you are aneamic. What ever they should be taking any lump serious....

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-09-2012, 05:30 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: united kingdom, england
Posts: 8
sarahb19 HB User
Re: 18 years old, doctor completely dismissed me! looking for some advice on here

Thanks for your quick reply, yeah I read that lumps like that can be caused by many things but whatever it is he should have ran some tests! I will ring up today and make an appt for next week and il ask for a different doctor! He also dismissed my eye but I took it upon myself to ring the opticians that day and it turned out I had a detached retina so it just shows hes useless!

 
Closed Thread

Tags
armpit lump, lymphoma, swollen lymph nodes



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ativan
Benadryl
Morphine
Penicillin Potassium
  Prednisone
Tylenol
Xanax
Zofran
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Nassau one (7), ladybud (7), lucy157890 (5), Sandpuff (2), Hodgkins2003 (2), zip452 (2), Upatnight (2), PurpleSaddle (2), worrywartmom39 (2), Gennel (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:16 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!