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Lymph node clear blood tests

millsj402
millsj402

I'm 16 male have multiple lymph nodes under chin and neck swollen went to the doctor got a blood test it came back clear and I have found tons of tiny lumps on my rib cage but with no cancer symptoms I have severe health anxiety

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Osidge
OsidgeModerator

Is your doctor going to do any further tests? Do you know what tests he has done? Lymph nodes need a reason to be enlarged. The lumps on your rib cage may be related.

millsj402
millsj402 in reply to Osidge

Cbc

?cbc?

Complete blood count

Ah! In the UK we call it FBC - full blood count.

Osidge
OsidgeModerator in reply to millsj402

I think you probably now need further investigations especially with the lumps on your rib cage in conjunction with your swollen lymph nodes.

millsj402
millsj402 in reply to Osidge

I do have bad teeth and gum disease

IanHaines
IanHaines in reply to millsj402

You...MUST...remember to add that to what you tell your GP. Don't try to decide what s/he should hear or not hear...tell EVERYTHING...to your GP. Then, come and tell us how you got on.

I've been a health anxiety sufferer for over 50 YEARS, and I know what it's like. Trouble is, I also found out how many times I SHOULD HAVE mentioned something to my doctor, that I didn't. I've had over 24,000 panic attacks about something on/in my body in that 50 years. Guess how many killed me??? You're safe to GP this one!

Imagine a doctor trying to do your health's jigsaw, when you keep too many pieces in your pocket, then leave his/her office with them still in there. No more wondering if something is connected to the lymph nodes - give him/her everything you can think of. You and your GP are a team, working together on your health! Never leave half your team in the dark!

If you decide to message me, you're welcome, [PUBLIC: INVITE FOR THIS MEMBER TO MESSAGE ME!] but I'm going to be hell-bent on getting you to your GP...please, make a note of that... and, I'm a bit of a nag!

Oh, and...if I thought it was serious, I would have posted nothing.

Osidge
OsidgeModerator in reply to millsj402

At 16?

millsj402
millsj402 in reply to Osidge

I'm 16 male and I'm way more scared

Osidge
OsidgeModerator in reply to millsj402

You have had some good advice. The only way to sort out your problems is to visit both a doctor and a dentist.

Without wanting to give you false reassurance, there are conditions that show swelling in the lymph glands and nodes that, even if cancerous, can be harmless. I've been diagnosed with one of the many non-hodgkins lymphomas, having had blood tests and full body scan that showed up the problem and enabled this diagnosis. But - here's the good news - my cancer is termed 'indolent' and requires no treatment, and I'm symptom-free. Since, after a couple of years of monitoring in case it did grow, it didn't, I don't even have yearly checks any more. True, I'm 70 and my prostate cancer equally has not developed beyond the few cells they found after a saturation biopsy, so the conclusion is that I'll probably die of something else before either cancer gets me. Believe me, it is possible to live with these diagnoses, provided I have faith in the specialists and tests, which I do, and most of the time I forget about the cancers. We're all going to die, let's deal with the health problems as far as we can, making sure we help the medics help us as far as they can, and the medical technology allows, but otherwise let's focus on enjoying living. A little anxiety helps us act to keep ourselves safe. Chronic extreme anxiety is a sure way to keep our lives miserable. You may not believe this but what we feel emotionally is a choice we can make.

And my friend's mom is a charge nurse I told her everything that was wrong and she didn't seem concerned along with a phlebotomist only 1% of cancer effects my age group and 800 of those cases are lymphoma I'm not as worried but I have made anxiety a preset

If there are indeed "tiny lumps " present that your GP can feel, then im sure they will investigate it further.

My friend also has the lumps and my other friend too

Doc said everything was okay

So what happens next

Nothing really I'm not worried my friends have them too there just going to start me on anxiety meds

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