High count-possible hernia?

dmc_emmy
dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Well, I think my drs don't need any other patients...I can keep them in business with my medical issues all by myself!

Now, my last 4 CA counts were high (they are suppose to be between 0-38.1). They have been: 38.1, 48.1, 40.? (I missed the number) and 47.6. On top of this, that little bulge I had below my ribcage, that I thought was: lymphodema, misplaced organ (actually I was told this since I don't have a spleen), or just a lump of fat, may be a hernia that has decided to get a life of its own and grow. In fact, it's grown enough that people are beginning to take notice. It's on the same side as my mastectomy and it looks like a misplaced breast (juxtposing the other one)and is becoming noticable under my clothes (and I gave up on the tigher fitting clothes years ago). Rather unsightly, if I say so myself.

I'm suppose to return to work in Sept (school teacher) and this has to happen now?

Well, I'm still going on my romantic week-end next week (bulge and all). I have another dr appt on Mon afternoon. Maybe it's nothing at all...here's for wishful thinking.
dmc

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  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    dmc_emmy
    I have that same bulge same place as yours and also right under mastectomy side. I have showed it to many Dr.'s and none are concerened, They think it is lymphademia or a distribution of fat, let me know what you find out.

    Have a very nice romantic weekend and let us all know what a great time you had when you get back!
    hugs, jackie
  • dmc_emmy
    dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
    rjjj said:

    dmc_emmy
    I have that same bulge same place as yours and also right under mastectomy side. I have showed it to many Dr.'s and none are concerened, They think it is lymphademia or a distribution of fat, let me know what you find out.

    Have a very nice romantic weekend and let us all know what a great time you had when you get back!
    hugs, jackie

    Jackie...
    I thought the same thing, but this bulge is further down and working it's way UP towards the mastectomy site. It's more in my abdominal area (where my spleen ought to be). I'll post after my Monday appt and find out what's it all about.
    dmc
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    dmc_emmy said:

    Jackie...
    I thought the same thing, but this bulge is further down and working it's way UP towards the mastectomy site. It's more in my abdominal area (where my spleen ought to be). I'll post after my Monday appt and find out what's it all about.
    dmc

    Thanks
    I will be waiting on Monday and wishing you the best.
    Hugs, jackie
  • lanie940
    lanie940 Member Posts: 490
    Actually, I do have a
    Actually, I do have a hernia! Mine was there before I found out I had breast cancer (my right breast) I didn't notice it until I lost weight. I had showed it to my GI dr. he palpated my abdomen, and he said NOTHING, said maybe my GI issues were something with my sm bowell. So why didn't HE order the CT scan??? It took my Oncology Dr. to order it. It's a hernia with a sm bowell loop. It gurggles sometimes when I push on it gently. Have you showed it to your Cancer Doctor? BTW, they can grow, I'm sure mine has.
  • dmc_emmy
    dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
    lanie940 said:

    Actually, I do have a
    Actually, I do have a hernia! Mine was there before I found out I had breast cancer (my right breast) I didn't notice it until I lost weight. I had showed it to my GI dr. he palpated my abdomen, and he said NOTHING, said maybe my GI issues were something with my sm bowell. So why didn't HE order the CT scan??? It took my Oncology Dr. to order it. It's a hernia with a sm bowell loop. It gurggles sometimes when I push on it gently. Have you showed it to your Cancer Doctor? BTW, they can grow, I'm sure mine has.

    Lanie, yes, I have showed it to my onc...
    but no one seemed too concerned about it, but now it's much larger. I'll have more info after my onc appt on Monday when one of the dr sees me.
    dmc
  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
    dmc_emmy said:

    Lanie, yes, I have showed it to my onc...
    but no one seemed too concerned about it, but now it's much larger. I'll have more info after my onc appt on Monday when one of the dr sees me.
    dmc

    dmc
    dmc,
    I'll be thinking of you on Monday-hope you get an answer.
    Keep us posted.

    Margo
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member

    dmc
    dmc,
    I'll be thinking of you on Monday-hope you get an answer.
    Keep us posted.

    Margo

    Thinking of you dmc...
    Thinking of you dmc... please let us know what you find out..

    Hugs

    ~T
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    dmc_emmy said:

    Jackie...
    I thought the same thing, but this bulge is further down and working it's way UP towards the mastectomy site. It's more in my abdominal area (where my spleen ought to be). I'll post after my Monday appt and find out what's it all about.
    dmc

    Thinking of you, DMC
    Here's to romance! I'll be thinking and praying for you on Monday. xoxoxox Lynn