Posted this in undiagnosed forum and only got an automated response, so thought I would try here even though I know ya'll hate these questions. sorry :(
I have been having night sweats for over 3 months (almost every night). Have swollen lymph node behind right ear that ct scan showed as a 6mm cyst. My ENT decided to just watch it for 6 months. Asked ENT about night sweats and he said they were probably lymphatic and not his area :/ Now my PHP has made me an appointment with an internal medicine doctor about the night sweats. Also have 2 cysts in my thyroid, but ENT was unconcerned with those as well because my thyroid levels were checked many times and normal range. Have felt generally yucky (no energy, etc.). Have also had really bad constipation since January that has changed to diarrhea in past couple of weeks. I have crohn's disease so the diarrhea is normal but the constipation is not. I have not had any weight loss, but I always eat weather I am hungry or not because of the crohn's disease since I was 10. I am now 29. I am a full time college student and mom, so this is really putting a strain on my life and the internal medicine doc appointment is still well over a week away.
And for the record... the automated response listed a bunch of stuff I have already been tested for except for lymphoma, carcinoid syndromes, and acid reflux (which I am pretty sure would not cause painless lymph node to swell). Also have tiny red dots on skin that I have had for a while, but have gotten way worse since the night sweats have begun.
Also had a lump about the size of a grain of rice under my chin where my neck starts. Tonight got a sharp pain there and reached up and that lump is now a little larger than a pea, unmovable and nontender :/ Not trying to sound like a hyperchondriach here, but getting pretty concerned.
Well, not sure if anyone will read this, but after seeing internal medicine doctor, he decided I could have either intestinal bacterial infection, TB, Lymphoma, or Lupus. He ran a stool wbc which came up negative for infection in intestines. He did a inflammation test, that I am waiting on to check for the lupus. But flabotomist acted like both tests were normal. He is scheduling second chest, abdomen and pelvis CT scans to check for enlarged lymph nodes because he doesn't think the previous radiologist would have thought to look for them. He heard something in right lung that he said could be either TB, cancer or residual pneumonia. Since I have already had negative TB tests, I am figuring I will be cleared on it. The lymph node behind ear is still hard, fixed, and swollen. Still having night sweats, and when I went to have nurse check lymph node behind ear, he found a different non-tender lymph node. I am just frustrated and want to know for certain if this is cancer or not already.
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