Pain in neck for a former pediatric cerebral astrocytoma 20 year survivor patinet
I developed a cerebral ventricular astrocytoma brain stem tumor when I was 13 years old back in 1990. It was a low grade tumor (Grade 2) and I recieved the maximum dose of radiation therapy for it in 1991. It is believed that the radiation that I received surrounded the tumor and killed all the cells around it and sufforcated the tumor and is scar tissue (hasn't grown or shrunk in over 19 years of MRI and CT exams that are routine due to this brain stem tumor). I am now 32 years old and by a routine examination my primary care physician gave me an ultrasound of my neck that resulted in the finding of a thyroid nodule. It was of a cystic nature and a FNA could not be preformed due to it being less than 1 CM in size (it was only 3mm). 6 months later another ultrasound was preformed and it showed no presence of a thyroid nodule but only a month after that pain had returned to that area of the neck and I am experiencing constant neck discomfort (it feels like arthritic pain all over in my neck with harsh pain centralizing where the initial thyroid nodule was found uppon the first examination).
Extra information: About a year ago a dentist removed my impacted wisdom teeth (he did this and made me sign a waver half way though the proceedure) and I now have parathesis on the right side of my mouth. I have had GERD since I was 14 and have been taking medications daily since then. I also have a varococille.
Should I at all be concerned about this constant neck discomfort/pain?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.