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    My many worries

    So today we put the Xmas decorations up, and as it always does, the idea of Xmas has set my anxiety off and Iím spiralling!
    My anxiety has fixated back onto an underarm lump that I noticed 4 months ago.
    Itís in my right armpit, and kinda feels like a small (3cm) pencil with a layer of something (fat/muscle?) wrapped around it. Itís painless and hasnít changed in the 4 months since I found it. Not mobile either.
    I asked my GP about it a few months ago, and she said it was probably the edge of a muscle, and definitely isnít a lymph node so she isnít worried.
    But I am!
    Iím wondering whether to get a second opinion? I donít have anything similar on the other side. And if itís ďthe edge of a muscleĒ why havnt I noticed it before?! Itís quite close to the surface so Iím sure I would have noticed it in my 35 years of life! And how can they be sure itís not a lymph node?

    If anyone has been through anything similar, Iíd love to hear!
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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limeslime View Post
    I asked my GP about it a few months ago, and she said it was probably the edge of a muscle, and definitely isn’t a lymph node so she isn’t worried....... if it’s “the edge of a muscle” why havnt I noticed it before?! It’s quite close to the surface so I’m sure I would have noticed it in my 35 years of life!
    You probably did and never attached your anxiety to it. 2nd opinion? "Told Ya So Gang" on standby if you do

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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Relax,as you told by your doc it’s not a Lymph node.Don’t keep fiddling with it.x
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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Thank you both.
    Iíve been trying to just check it monthly as per my CBT to make sure it isnít changing. But each month when I feel it, it sends chills down my spine. 😢😬

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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    I went to see another GP, and she said itís a tendon...but Iím not convinced she felt the right thing!
    Can anyone else feel this type of thing in their underarm? I can only feel it on my right...nothingbon my left!

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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Two medical professionals have said the same thing and you still doubt. I'm afraid nothing said will convince you otherwise

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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limeslime View Post
    I went to see another GP, and she said it’s a tendon...but I’m not convinced she felt the right thing!
    Can anyone else feel this type of thing in their underarm? I can only feel it on my right...nothingbon my left!
    When my HA first started and was at its worst about 7-8 years ago this was one of my first big worries, I felt a lump under my left armpit and there was not one under my right, HA kicked in and convinced myself I had a cancer, turns out it was just a tendon. It is still there now and never caused me any problems.

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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limeslime View Post
    I went to see another GP, and she said it’s a tendon...but I’m not convinced she felt the right thing!
    Limeslime,

    You aren't a doctor so you have no basis to not be convinced. You've now had two medically trained professionals tell you its not a lymph node. Please trust them or your are going to drive yourself bonkers.

    Best Wishes.
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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunRyder View Post
    When my HA first started and was at its worst about 7-8 years ago this was one of my first big worries, I felt a lump under my left armpit and there was not one under my right, HA kicked in and convinced myself I had a cancer, turns out it was just a tendon. It is still there now and never caused me any problems.
    Oh really!! Thatís so reassuring! Did d you have to get yours scanned or anything? And if not, how did you accept it was just a tendon and move on?

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    Re: 4 months lump in underarm. Muscle?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotDeadYet View Post
    Limeslime,

    You aren't a doctor so you have no basis to not be convinced. You've now had two medically trained professionals tell you its not a lymph node. Please trust them or your are going to drive yourself bonkers.

    Best Wishes.
    Thank you for replying. I donít really think it is a lymph node...but it still feels like a small mountain protruding from my underarm which freaks me out!
    I donít think the second GP was feeling the right thing either. So the second opinion hasnít given me the reassurance I needed

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