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Old 01-07-2013, 04:59 AM   #1
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I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

I first noticed my husbands big swollen lymph node on the right side of his neck about 1 1/2 - 2 years ago (When we first got together) I told him it didnt look good but he said it had been like that for a long time. Well fast forward the years we have been together and I have just noticed more and more symptoms. Ive told him lost of times to PLEASE see a doctorm, but he said I am overreacting.
He is making an appointment today, FINALLY. Here is a list of his symptoms... and I overreacting, or do I have a right to be worried?? Has anyone else had these?

Swollen Lymph Node-Right Side of Neck - Over 2 years (swells even bigger after drinking alcohol we have noticed)
Swollen Lymph Node - Left Side Leg/Groin - around a year
Swollen Lymph Node- Left Armpit - Around a year
Swollen Lymph Node - Left Calf - Around a Year
Swollen Lymph Node - Left Side of Neck - Very recent, within the past week
Drenching Night sweats - Over 2 years
Bouts of chest pain - over a year-year and a half
Itchyness- Started in left armpit, not on right side shoulder blade/back - year and a half
Some Mild Weight loss
The back itchyness also has some tingling and numbness and.

Im not sure if these are all related or not, but we cant find a cause for any of them.

In case it matters, My husband is a 29 year old, African American Male. He quit smoking around 5 months ago.

We would really like to hear anyone;s thoughts on this.

THANKS!
Mild Weight Loss no matter how much he eats

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

hi
it was the right decision to make an appointment! but I think because of the duration of his lymphadenopathy it is less likely to be lymphoma or malignancy!
there are differential diagnosis according to the duration of lymph nodes:
less than 2 or 3 months it's most likely to be an infection
more than 2 months but less than a year it may be malignancy, autoimmune diseases and infection and patient should be examined properly to rule out malignancies!
and lymph nodes which persist more than a year can be said they can't be malignancy and maybe it is infection or autoimmune disease!anyway it's better to consult a doctor about doing a biopsy!
how is his blood tests? has he ever been checked about HIV?

 
Old 01-07-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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Re: I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

He hasnt had any tests yet. He was without insurance for awhile so he couldnt go. He told me he has had an HIV test but it was several years ago. i didnt even think about an auto immune disease.

 
Old 01-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are most commonly seen in women and I think according what you said, symptoms don't match to these kind of diseases! I think in this situation the first step is a blood test! be sure that every doctor you will meet will ask blood test to evaluate number and percentage of WBCs,RBC, and liver enzymes!

 
Old 01-07-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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Re: I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

Thank you. I spoke with my husband and his last HIV test was before we moved in together, and he hasnt been with anyone except me since then. His test was negative.

Wondering what this could be is so stressful. His appointment date is January 22nd. Its going to be horrible waiting that long!

 
Old 01-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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Re: I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

I hope it's nothing important! I know what you mean it's so stressful waiting for what is gonna happen because similar situation has happened to me! the only thing I can say is that just don't worry and don't think anything till you don't know what it really is!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Hi there
Definitely worth getting it seen to - if anything to put your mind at ease. My motto is better to be safe than sorry. I notice the appointment is tomorrow - best of luck - keep us posted
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
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Re: I made my husband make an appointment... Am I overreacting?

hi dear SJ502
did you meet doctor?what was the result?
keep in touch to let me know how things are going.......

 
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