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  1. Thank you all for your support here....you got us...

    Thank you all for your support here....you got us through the first bout of it so I knew where to come! So his cough got better...now it's back again. The ultrasound showed fatty liver...end of...
  2. 6 1/2 years later and I'm afraid Hodgkin's has returned

    It's been a long time since I've visited. I'm his wife...and I'm so afraid. Again. My hubby was diagnosed 6 1/2 years ago with MCHL, bulky and went through 12 treatments (6 rounds) of ABVD with no...
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    Post menopausal bleeding can sure give us fits,...

    Post menopausal bleeding can sure give us fits, can't it? Have you ever had a Pap that showed you were HPV positive? If not and if you nor your partner have not had any other sexual partners, then...
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    Katy, sometimes Vicodin can give you migraine...

    Katy, sometimes Vicodin can give you migraine headaches as well as ringing ears. If you're taking 3 a day, that could very well be the cause of those symptoms. It also can dry your eyes out...so...
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    A fever can't be "all in your head". Lymph nodes...

    A fever can't be "all in your head". Lymph nodes that are badly swollen and causing discomfort in your stomach are call for a proper diagnosis. 11 mm. is not all that big but How much weight have...
  6. Stage 4 Transitional Cell of bladder w/ lymph involvement

    Seeking matter of fact info for a dear friend who has been diagnosed with this aggressive form of bladder cancer. He had surgery a month ago and they removed a baseball size tumor (among other...
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    It's actually quite common for someone who has...

    It's actually quite common for someone who has had mono to have flare ups for a year or more after having it. Sleep good tonight! :)
  8. Thread: Worried..

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    If you have good health insurance ask your doc...

    If you have good health insurance ask your doc for a Ca125 test. This might help alleviate your anxiety while you wait for the next scan. That is a blood test for ovarian cancer.

    Waiting is...
  9. Have you been tested for Mono? And was the CT of...

    Have you been tested for Mono? And was the CT of just the neck or did it also include the chest, abdomen and pelvis? With an elevated WBC, this would indicate some infectious process or at least...
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    Do you currently have an appt. w/ your GP? If...

    Do you currently have an appt. w/ your GP? If not, just call them and w/ your symptoms, they should have you come in that day for a urinalysis which will show infection (if that is what it is) while...
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    It's hard to think rationally when you're 6...

    It's hard to think rationally when you're 6 months post partum, having pain and bleeding more than normal but I can tell you that most polycystic ovaries don't end up being cancerous. It's most...
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    Maybe you could ask your doc to do a test for...

    Maybe you could ask your doc to do a test for Mono.
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    Just an additional thought here anniam. While CT...

    Just an additional thought here anniam. While CT scans and PET scans are very expensive, they are still less expensive than surgery. If the only nodes they note are deep in the abdomen, that is a...
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    Stacy, I apologize if my comment made you feel...

    Stacy, I apologize if my comment made you feel like you'd offended me or anyone else on this forum. I was not at all offended but have been there myself and without the proper testing, our minds can...
  15. You can be tested for Chlamydia as well as PID so...

    You can be tested for Chlamydia as well as PID so those things can be ruled out. Sounds suspiciously like hormonal issues however you can't rule out cancer until it's been ruled out. Any abnormal...
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    Of course no one here can diagnose your lump...

    Of course no one here can diagnose your lump online. Please have a mammogram. That is the first step in finding out what kind of lump it is.
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    Sometimes the doctor can prescribe a tiny bit of...

    Sometimes the doctor can prescribe a tiny bit of Xanex or Ativan to help with the psychological nausea you seem to be having. Taken when you leave home can relax you just enough to keep you from...
  18. Is there a possibility you can have a second...

    Is there a possibility you can have a second opinion on the pathology? I'd have the slides sent to a major cancer center if possible for another pair of eyes. 18 samples...but if they only hit dead...
  19. The symptoms you've described are symptoms of...

    The symptoms you've described are symptoms of divterticulitis, just as the CT revealed. A CT shows the actual "pockets" in the colon called diverticuli and the are easily visible on the scan. CT's...
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    A mammogram in 2012 is not indicative of what...

    A mammogram in 2012 is not indicative of what might be going on now if you still have a lump. And anxiety can give you night sweats. Unless you have lymphoma...night sweats isn't an early sign of...
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    Hi Countrygal....you need to have a mammogram...

    Hi Countrygal....you need to have a mammogram and/or ultrasound if you have a lump. While a doctor has a pretty good idea if a lump might be cancerous or not, a manual breast exam is not the final...
  22. You can expect results from your CT in 3-5 days...

    You can expect results from your CT in 3-5 days and a higher credit card bill next month from the repairs.

    That's about as good as we can do for now! ;)
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    I had these same symptoms and found out I had...

    I had these same symptoms and found out I had endometriosis. But please follow up with a doctor...as you are!
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    Hi there...I'm sure sorry you have to go through...

    Hi there...I'm sure sorry you have to go through this stressful situation but I wanted to jump in here and tell you that when I was in my late 30's or early 40's, I had a "complex mass" on my right...
  25. Thread: Clean scan?

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    Congratulations on the clean scan!! Go ahead an...

    Congratulations on the clean scan!! Go ahead an enjoy this news and be happy about it!! This is the first step to being cured and ABVD is very good at taking care of this disease. That said, it is...
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