Thank you for the insight. I had my second opinion appointment today and she took the time and effort to figure out what is going on for sure. As of now, she thinks it's actually a neck problem that is manifesting as the radiating, persistent pain. She doesn't think it's related to lymphoma or anything else on that regard. She did order blood work just to make sure it is nothing else and will hear back about it in a week. Much more relieved at this point.
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I apologize if this is the wrong group to post this to but I'm new to the site and had difficulty finding where the best place to post this would be. I was wondering if anyone has ever experienced what I have been for the past few months. About 6 months ago I developed a rash in both of my arms pits that was extremely itchy. I figured it was from sweating and the heat as it was in the summer and I was quite active. The rash went away after about a month after some hydrocortisone cream use every day, but the itch in my left armpit never really completely went away. It would come and go through out the past 6 months sometimes even getting a little bit swollen. Then about 3 months ago my left arm started hurting. At first off and on but now it's constant. Dull aches and pains, but sometimes with a sharp stabbing pain, even when I'm just hanging out on the couch relaxing. I went to my general doctor last week and told him about all of this. He gave me a prescription cream for my arm pit itch which has now since gone away for now. He didn't seem to concerned about the arm pain and just said he'd follow up with me in 3 months to see how it was doing and at that time if was still hurting he might send me to physical therapy. I have another appointment next week at a different office for a second opinion as there's no way I'm waiting 3 months to go back to a doctor that didn't really even address the issue in the first place. During the past few weeks I got on Google and entered my symptoms, which is not a wise idea...I know. Of course Lymphoma was one of the things that came up and now I'm worrying about it. I don't have any other symptoms that are listed for it but from what I read a lot of people don't. Just kind of looking for people's experiences with symptoms and if I should stop worrying.
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