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Old 12-30-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Scared I might have Lymphoma -- please help


I may be worried over nothing, but I found this board and wanted to ask for some advice. I've had mildly swollen (pea-sized), tender (achy) lymph nodes under my jawbone for a few weeks now. Additionally, I will occasionally wake up at night in a cold sweat (not drenched, just moist). During this time I've also had a cold that turned into a sinus infection (teeth ache, headache, drainage, nosebleeds, bloodshot eyes, etc.) I had previously been on a course of Cipro for another infection, so my doctor doesn't want to give me any more antibiotics for awhile. I guess my paranoia lies in these achy lymph nodes under my jawline. I don't notice any swelling anywhere else in my body (armpits, groin). But when researching what could be the possible underlying causes for these symptoms, I see lymphoma and get worried. I haven't had any weight loss. I'm fatigued, but I think that could just be from the anxiety over it all. My question is, should I be concerned over lymphoma given these circumstances? I am driving myself crazy with worry. Thanks for any advice.

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Old 12-30-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re: Scared I might have Lymphoma

It can take awhile for your glands to return to normal after an infection. Also, you seen to be experiencing symptoms of cold/flu still so I am sure that is what is causing your swollen glands. Also, I suffer from anxiety too and the worrying and stress can make things seem so much worse and actually induce some symptoms. I would wait 4-6 weeks and if they are still swollen, get your GP to check them out, but Im sure you are fine. carrie

PS-Try to stay off the net, I know for me, it just fuels my anxiety that much more.

Old 12-31-2005, 06:56 AM   #3
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Re: Scared I might have Lymphoma

Thanks. I guess I get more anxious with every day that this sinus infection doesn't clear up, and I feel this tingling in my lymph nodes under my jaw on both sides. I can't see them visually in my neck, but I can feel their presence now, and they ache. I am hoping this is just a sign of the infection from the sinus and not something more serious. Are achy, tender lymph nodes even a sign of lymphoma? There is so much conflicting information on the internet that it is confusing.

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