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Should I have been worried all this time

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Lulu34
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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

Hi Natasha it is very worrying when you have symptoms but nobody knows whats wrong. Now I'm not a doctor but I have a freind with a very rare condition which sound quite similar to yours. She was quite ill at one point but now is on long term meds to keep it under control. I'm not saying you have this condition but it's very rare and maybe not be obvious to the doc it's called bechets disease and the Nhs website has some info about symptoms which may be of interest to you.

Obviously it could be all manner of things but the ulcers made me think of bechets. Hope you get to the bottom of it soon and can get some treatment to help.

Hugs xxx

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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

Well I went and he couldn't feel any lumps or anything abnormal, and my lymph node in my armpit isn't swollen, he said he is 100% sure I'm ok but is referring me to a breast surgeon due to the pain i have had there for a few months but he isn't putting me through as urgent as I'm ok in his eyes. Which is kind of good of him to refer me for peace of mind anyways.
I haven't been well tho, I have so much going on it all started in march time, I found an ulcer that's been in mouth for 7 months last week, I had pains in my Tongue but never found anything. It scares me, coz my lymph nodes at the back of my neck and under chin on the left side are swollen, and causing pain and headaches. And I was given antibiotics last week and I've nearly finished them and the lymph nodes still hurt and are swollen, scares me. I had gastric reflux I never knew I had and bowel problems (blood and black stuff in stools) and possible ulcer in stomach (due to gastric reflux) and what feels like ulcers in my throat. I have been referred to gastric medical in hospital app Tuesday, I have to see a head and neck surgeon for my mouth (could take up to 2 months for app) and now my breasts. I'm only 24, that's Hal the problem, doctors don't take young people seriously im almost certain I have cancer, without having anxiety or panic over this but u know when u have that voice at the back of ur head saying stuff that u try to deny, a bit like when ur with the wrong bloke and that voice tells u to walk away and u don't. Something isn't right, I'm tired all the time I feel weak and so unbelievably worried about my lymph nodes and that ulcer in my mouth. Just wish doctors didn't take so long I have been going to my surgery every week for 5 months coz more and more keeps happening to me and popping up and it must all be related for some reason my immune system is ridiculously low when it used to be good. I have a 14 month old little boy and it scares me to think I could possibly never take him to his first day at school all because the doctors have taken so long and thinking I can't get cancer at my age. I get scared that I'm just gonna drop down u know. Sorry to rant about all this. Most of my mates have turned a blind eye to me coz I haven't been well for quite a while and they don't wanna know me because of it.
I keep thinking if anything happens to me, I at least want time to marry my partner, wear that White dress. All u ladies here are so nice, just wish there was more people like that in the world xX

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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

Hi there,

Hope you are feeling less anxious, you are doing the right thing in going to doc, we all get a lot of lumps as we go on our life path,
always get them checked.
Us ladies feel same about not worrying family, like you i have been to 4 different departments at hosp i get fed up with telling partner and family if i dont tell them it is wrong,when i do i feel guilty about making them sad, saying that we need their support.you will get a lot of support on this forum from a lot of lovely ladies going through the same as yourself keep reading we are here for you.

I wish you well from Pat
cyber hugs xxx

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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

I have an appointment today at 15:10 but it seems to be going so slow, it's so nice to have some support 🙂 I try not to talk to my partner about these things because I have had a lot going on and it made him sick with worry a couple of months ago. I don't mind having cancer, because it might happen one day, it's just whether it's caught on time. And if this does turn out to be anything like that I only worry coz of the amount of time I have had this pain, and ignored it thinking I had growing pains. It feels like I have lumps everywhere all up my neck, breast. It's all on the left hand side of my body. I'm always tire I have been for about 5 weeks now and generally feel weak, just feels as if it's all been there ages without me even knowing.
Have any of u ever heard of the gerson treatment? It's an alternative cancer treatment apparatly has cured thousands of cancer patients through eating a organic liquid diet putting oxygen back in ur blood and all the nutrients the body needs, because they say cancer is causes by all the toxins we put in our body and chemicals they put in our food to grow them. It's really interesting, people that had been told they had terminal cancer and the doctors gave up on them went on the gerson treatment and slowly the cancer disappeared.
Thanks for the replies ladies I will let u know what the doctor finds this afternoon 🙂 x

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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

hello hun , why dont you pop in to the doctors tomorrow, it could be something simple like glandular fever.. if you have found a lump in your breast you must remember 9/10 lumps are NOT CANCER .. just make that appointment to put your mind at rest .. angie

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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

Hi Natasha,

The vast majority of breast pain will be due to something other than breast cancer, so I wouldn't panic but I would get it checked out as who wants to live in pain or with the worry? Hopefully it's something that can easily be sorted. And don't worry about what your doctor thinks! They probably deal with actual hypochondriacs all the time - it's not your fault you've had health issues recently.

Hope you are able to come back and report that it was nothing!

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pinkrose
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Re: Should I have been worried all this time

Oh honey! How frightening for you. Ring the doctors and make an appoinment in the morning I'm sure he/she will put your mind at rest and refer you to a breast clinic if at all necessary. I would not worry about bothering the doctor at all - that's what they are there for and why they get paid so much!! You are not stupid at all, just concerned about yourself and that's nothing to be embarrassed about. Ring tomorrow and let us know how you get on! I am no medical expert but you might have a viral infection which making you feel unwell. All the best.
Rachel

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Should I have been worried all this time

Sounds stupid but I have never really worried about breast cancer as I'm only 24, for quite a few months now I had this pain in my left breast (I get growing pains often so never worried) and it hurts by my armpit, totally forgot about it all and ignored it as I've had quite a few health issues lately. This morning I felt the pain in my left armpit, it's like above my breast towards the left, it feels like there should be a swollen gland is the only way to explain it, I'm not sure about lumps in the breast coz I think breads feel quite lumpy and grissly anyway. But my breast hurts it's a certain place and above the breast near the armpit really hurts. I get arm pain and pain in the side of my body. I'm starting to think this is something I should have worried about, does this sound like breast cancer. I keep getting nausea and my glands/lymph nodes have been swollen in my neck and at the back of the neck. I always thought this pain was just simple growing pains. I always fluctuate in weight. and now I'm going crazy thinking I had breast cancer and now my other glands/lymph nodes are being affected. Even worse my doctors haven't called me back, I was embarrassed to call them as I have called them a lot lately as I have been feeling unwell without a reason. I want to go to the walk in centre but I have to work until 9. So so worried 😞 I might add that I really haven't had any education never been told by anyone to check my breasts occasionally, never been told if pain around that area could be related to breast cancer, I'm very uneducated in this subject unfortunately