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Symptoms question
Oct 29, 2004
For the past six weeks I have been suffering pains in the underarm region chest, abdomen (especially around the spleen), groin, jaw and neck. On top of that, I have been experiencing waves of nausea and a total loss of appetite. Other symptoms include tingling in the left hand and foot. There are noticeable pea-size swellings in the groin (fixed) and in the axilla region (moveable), and a very small lump just below the left ear lobe on the jaw. I have also noticed that the left hand submandibular gland is slightly enlarged, although the doctors say that it is too insignificant to worry.

In May, I had an MRI of the cervical-spine, and a month ago I had a CT scan of the chest and abdomen, both of which were normal, and have had several blood tests, which have also revealed nothing.

Does anybody know if these symptoms indicate lymphoma? Because the chest and abdomen scan was clear I have been told not to worry about the pains, but the symptoms still persist.

Many thanks.
[QUOTE=churchill]For the past six weeks I have been suffering pains in the underarm region chest, abdomen (especially around the spleen), groin, jaw and neck. On top of that, I have been experiencing waves of nausea and a total loss of appetite. Other symptoms include tingling in the left hand and foot. There are noticeable pea-size swellings in the groin (fixed) and in the axilla region (moveable), and a very small lump just below the left ear lobe on the jaw. I have also noticed that the left hand submandibular gland is slightly enlarged, although the doctors say that it is too insignificant to worry.

In May, I had an MRI of the cervical-spine, and a month ago I had a CT scan of the chest and abdomen, both of which were normal, and have had several blood tests, which have also revealed nothing.

Does anybody know if these symptoms indicate lymphoma? Because the chest and abdomen scan was clear I have been told not to worry about the pains, but the symptoms still persist.

Many thanks.[/QUOTE]The symptoms do not indicate lymphoma, but may indicate vascular spasms. This is where the juncture of the blood vessels bunch up during times of stress or as allergic reactions to chemicals etc. They form little lumps at the intersections and will be palpable at times at other times of the day they will be smaller and less noticeable. They can cause some pain when they intrude on nerve endings. This could in the future be worrisome at an older age but as a younger person under 50 it is just one of those things that can be speculated on. If your blood work and scans are clear, that is pretty much a good clean bill of health in that department.





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