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

Lymphomas Message Board

  • Lump for 2 1/2 years ... so scared!

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 08-20-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
    Catperson05's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2017
    Posts: 1
    Catperson05 HB User
    Lump for 2 1/2 years ... so scared!


    I am a young woman who, about 2 1/2 years ago, presented with a lump around the mastoid bone. It is hard and fixed. I went to the GP, who said that it was between the size of a pea and a BB pellet. I was told to watch and wait, and to come back if it got bigger or if I developed any B symptoms. I have yet to develop any B symptoms (I mean... if we're generous, I sweat when it's hot at night, and my cat keeps me up at night, so I'm often fatigued). However, it's hard to tell if it's getting bigger. Before I started taking steroids a few days ago for some swelling after a root canal, it might have felt a little wider, but it was also flatter.

    Now I have taken a steroid, and it's just about all gone (I mean... if I aggressively rub at it for a long time, it sort of comes back...). I'm worried because I know steroids are a cancer treatment, and it's never responded much to anything else before. Obviously, no one can tell for certain if it's cancer without a biopsy, but does it sound worrisome?

    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 02-11-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
    GreenQueen1990's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2018
    Posts: 2
    GreenQueen1990 HB User
    Re: Lump for 2 1/2 years ... so scared!

    Get a second opinion. If you're really worried, I would definitely seek out another Dr's opinion. I presented with a hard fixed lump in my neck and had no symptoms at all. You don't need symptoms to have cancer. Not to scare you but I would definitely get it looked at by someone else and request a biopsy if you can.

    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    18 years of this and getting scared now ... Queasy Rider Acid Reflux / GERD 3 12-17-2015 12:26 PM
    Please help me, breast lump just had biopsy and scared to death! AnxiousA Cancer: Breast 1 09-20-2015 10:54 PM
    Is there a link between obstructive sleep apnea and NASH? FateWillKillMe Liver & Pancreas Disorders 6 06-05-2015 10:34 PM
    My daughter still isn't walking at 2 1/2 years old angel901 Children's Health 5 02-14-2015 05:51 PM
    Still scared to start take blood pressure meds after all these years seabeauty High & Low Blood Pressure 1 07-11-2014 08:26 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:54 AM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!