Nov 15, 2013 - 11:20 am
Hi everyone! I am so sorry for asking these questions since I know I'm not the only one asking them. I also know you guys can't diagnose anything. I just feel like I'm driving myself nuts and I felt like I needed to talk to someone who understands at least a little.
About two months ago after a workout I got extremely out of breath and felt like I was going to pass out. Then I developed a nonproductive cough that would not go away. I attributed both to my being out of shape and kept working out, etc. A couple of days later I found a lump the size of a pea under my right arm. After waiting about a month to see if it would go away, I went to my doc. They ordered a chest xray, bloodwork, an EKG, and a chest ct (after abnormal results from bloodwork) and everything came back normal.
I just had an ultrasound of my arm two days ago so now I'm waiting for the results of that. My dr has been focusing on the cough and shortness of breath and has not really paid much attention to the lump until now but I feel like it is just because we're running out of test.
Anyway, long story short, I know I have not been diagnosed and I may not be in the right discussion board but should I ask for a biopsy? I'm so tired all the time and the lump seems to be getting larger. It seems to be pressing on a nerve in my arm because my hand goes numb and my shoulder hurts when my arm is at my side. When I brought this up I was told it was probably carpal tunnel.
I trust my doctor, and I don't want to come off as a hypochondriac. Something just doesn't seem right.
Thank you so much for reading my huge novel of a post. I hope you guys are all feeling well and enjoying the cooler weather :)