I'm having the same issue. It was one of my first symptoms when I started to really get sick from lymphoma. I also had a problem with coughing when I was eating and afterwards. Now I have trouble at times when I have eaten a meal.
Just today I asked my doctor about this and he was clueless. He said that he did not think it was related to lymphoma. I think it is, and I have seen coughing listed as a problem with lymphoma. Sigh. I often get more information from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the online support groups. It took me nine months and changing doctors three times in order to get a diagnosis. It has shaken my confidence in doctors for sure. Margot
i am going for a biopsy on the 19th. I don't think I have lymphoma but don't really know. Did u have a biopsy? I have a swollen lymph on my neck of 2.4 cm , extreme fatigue and that's really it except my voice change. How did you know you had it?
Nanci, my first symptom was swollen lymph node on the neck, and then I began to have hot flashes and some fatigue. The stupid surgeon that I saw did not want to do more than watch it, so from 2006 - 2008 it stayed about the same. Just when the doctor finally decided to do a biopsy, it went away. From 2008 - 2010, I thought I was more or less ok, though I was concerned about fatigue. In Jan. 2010, I noticed signs of a suppressed immune system (warts on my finger, rashes, and then the fatigue got very severe). I had a voice change, hoarseness, and a chronic cough, esp. when I was eating or when I had just eaten. My eyes and mouth got very dry. I had a hard time finding a good doctor who would do a biopsy, even though I went to a Texas oncology center and they should know better. Got a new doctor and on Feb. 2011 I had a biopsy and it was b-cell lymphoma. I've been treated with a chemo regime called R-CHOP. I just finished my treatment, but I am still having symptoms.
I recommend that you see a doctor that will go ahead and do a biopsy. It's the most effective and sure way of getting a diagnosis. Keep us posted on your situation. I hope that you are soon ok. I hope that it is not lymphoma, and chances are that it isn't.
I am scheduled for the biopsy on the 19th. My MD has lymphoma and she said that she is concerned about me and wants it done. The first ENT i went to refused to do it. Said to return in 6 months. The lymph node is on my corotid and i am understanding that the appearance of it can change because of the blood flow. My MD has heard that also but she doesn't care, she wants the biopsy done. A surgeon she sent me to also wants it done but he doesn't do the neck. I will see what happens on the 19th.
I am sorry u had to go through so much before you found the right diagnosis. The medical worries me alot. I am an RN and I see so much. IT's becoming very sad for the future generations. I will keep you posted and stay well.....
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