I am very worried, and would be grateful for any thoughts good or bad.
In late November, I felt a burning pain in my abdomen, which gradually moved downward to the left side. After a very acidic bowel movement, the pain remained. I went to the emergency room after a couple days, was admitted to the hospital, and was diagnosed with sigmoiditis with a perforation (lower left colon), which I was told sealed itself off. I went home after a few days and was on Flagyl and Cipro for several more.
Now when I eat, even if I feel very hungry at first, I will sometimes become full after eating fairly little. And when I feel too full, I feel horrible and woozy. At my follow up appointment, my gastroenterologist looked at my CT scan and said it looked like diverticulitis.
I have had a 1 cm lump behind my right earlobe for several months at least. A week ago, a second pea-sized lump swelled up right beneath the first one and my back and sides started itching in the shower. However, I am not losing weight, I do not have night sweats, and I am not running a fever.
Does this look like lymphoma of the abdomen? Or do you think the lumps and colon issues are unrelated? I've also noticed that my right ear (with the lumps behind it) has not produced anywhere near as much earwax as my left ear lately. Could there be some sort of clog that's leading to swollen lymph nodes?
I am seeing an ENT on Wednesday morning, and I will ask for a biopsy, but in the meantime I am very concerned. Thanks so much for your help.