Dec 10, 2013 - 3:42 pm
I am new to this website and was hoping you all would be so kind as to give me some advice. I am a 25 year female who is in partial remission for papillary thyroid cancer with a possible new health problem. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2008 which was very aggressive and located on my vocal cord which is why I will always be in partial remission. They decided to watch that tumor instead of losing my ability to talk.
For the past two months I have been experiencing persistent nausea, severe headaches, brain fog, memory problems, weight loss, joint pain, muscle weakness, easy bruising, low appetite, and severe fatigue. I have seen my family doctor who told me I just need to relax and prescribed me xanax, basically just looking to kick me out the door. I saw my endocrinologist who said everything on the thyroid front is fine and referred me to neurology. I am still waiting for that appointment but I had a non contrast head CT which was clean.
A week ago I discovered one groin lump on the right side which was the size of a pea. It does not hurt, it is not red, it is not swollen, cannot be seen but only felt, and I have not had an infection/cold. That lump has gotten bigger, still round like a pea but bigger, and now there are two more close by in my groin. Those a more oblong or kidney bean shaped and are smaller than the first one I found.
I do not believe I have a hernia or an STD. I have an appointment with my OBGYN on Thursday and am very nervous. I guess what I would like to know is if I even need to be concerned about lymphoma? I have read that radioactive iodine used to treat thyroid cancer has been linked to lymphoma. I had three very large doses of radioactive iodine. For anyone who found their lymphoma in their groin, did it feel like what I was describing?
I am ready to tackle anything head on, I have done this once, I will do it again. Honestly, the waiting game is more stressful.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.