I have a cluster of enlarged lymph glands in my groin. I first noticed 2 baked bean sized glands, one either side of my groin, about 5 months ago. Those original 2 have increased in size and are now accompanied by several other glands next to them. They are completely painless, everything I have read points to lymphoma.
I saw the Dr last week and have a blood test booked for today. She mentioned I may need to have a biopsy so she is obviously taking my concerns seriously, which is good.
I am just finding all the waiting frustrating- I waited a week to see the Dr, another week for the blood test, then next week I see the Dr again for the results. If I need a biopsy then I'll get referred, then wait for an appt for that. I have discovered 2 new glands that have appeared just in the week since I saw the Dr!!
Sorry to rant, just feeling frsutrated and no one to talk to
Hi Mumbomama, this must be a scary time for you. I can sympathize,. I had two swollen lymph glands in my neck a while ago . They were swollen for over a year. I had blood test which showed everything was fine , but sixth months later still had the swellings and was having bad night sweats. I had more blood tests and was referred to hospital for a biopsy. When i got to the hospital appointment the doctor there could hardly find the swellings and they had started to go down. I didn't need a biopsy. I felt reassured but a small part of me was still concerned. A few weeks later I was involved in an accident and as a result of that needed to have a MRI scan of my neck. This didn't show anything other than the injuries from my accident. The lymph glands were totally fine. What I am trying to say is please don't assume it must be cancer.Swollen lymph glands can be caused by other things such as infections. In my case i had had flu about six weeks before mine swelled up and it seems to have been a response to that.
Just to add PLEASE don't google. I have just been through a concern about cancer. I was referred to the rapdid access clinic for a suspected skin cancer and googled and googled till I convinced myself it was something awful and it wasn't it at all. I too found the waiting the most difficult part - I think that's what made me keep googling because I was so frustrated and couldn't think of what else to do.
Post on here again rather than google and please don't think it's definitely cancer -there are many many things that we don't know about which can cause these problems.