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ZoeBee

Now there's something new to worry about...

This year has been hell. My husband and I separated, I moved cities, I got a yeast infection and bladder infection within the same month, I had a sudden breakout out of nowhere, got a zit on my "downstairs" which was gross and NOW....I found a lump.

It doesn't end. I was taking a shower last night and felt some pressure in the groin area (like near the bikini line) and when I touched it was tender and there was a lump. Feels like a cyst but what hell do I know? I've never had one and now I'm scared it could be something else. Of course I've been doing research all morning looking at the possibilities and it sounds like it could be a swollen lymph node but usual those are swollen when they are fighting a bacteria or something and I feel fine. Of course there's always the possibility of cancer. I'm freaking out and suddenly my acne seems like NOTHING.

I hate my job, I hate my living situation, I'm totally broke and everything sucks right now. The only good thing in my life (besides my family who are great) is my boyfriend. I'm in love again and it's awesome but I'm finding it really hard lately to feel happy about it and really enjoy it when everything else is going to shit.

There's my rant. Please someone tell me it'll be ok and I'm not gonna die!?!

Thanks for listening....

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Guest ilovepancakes

i would definately see a doctor, or a dermatologist, even if appears to be nothing big. Doctors will fix you up good as new. Also seeing a doctor will definately make you feel better about it.

hehe last week i tried to be tough and not see a doctor, then my "cold" turned out to be strep throat and both my ears are now infected. :lol:

dont worry youll get better :) and im sure youll feel happy when your health returns

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Thanks ilovepancakes. I've decided to go to the hospital first thing tomorrow morn although I HATE booking off work for some reason I just feel bad even though I dislike my job anyway. My health comes first and I'd rather be safe than sorry. I'm really hoping it's nothing though....

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Don't worry at all. I have a chronic swollen lymph node behind my ear, and it is nothing (my guess is it has been there all along). I've been to specialists, had MRI's, etc. and the Dr. says it is nothing to worry about. Have the Dr. check it out, but do not worry. You can VERY easily convince yourself that you have cancer, your gonna die, etc if you let your mind get away with you. I lost almost a year of my life worrying about this, and now when I look back on it I can't believe how silly I was, and how my worrying left this black hole in my life at that time. There's all kinds of little minor viruses our bodies are constantly fighting, sometimes even when we feel good. You may try following an anti-candida diet for the yeast infection. My brother has candida, and when he switched to that diet his skin cleared up and he feels so much better. Good luck, god bless!

BTW, I read a lot of self help books cause I tend to be a worrier. I'm reading one now called "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. HIGHLY recommend!!!!

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Yeah I've swollen lymph nodes too - for many years. I dont think they are anything to worry about. Sorry you're going through a hard time now though...

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Went to the hospital yesterday. Turns out...the NASTY PIMPLE I had on my downstairs was the culprit for the swollen lymph nodes. Guess it was infected or something. MY GOD I didn't think they were relates whatsoever and I almost didn't mention it to the doctor, glad I did.

I feels SOOOO much better now.

But this has been a baaaad week: On top of the things I mentioned in my first post, I got a letter in the mail yesterday saying that my car has a recall (something about the engine seizing?!) and on the way home from work the other night (the day of this post) I got into a car accident. The damage is very minor, but obviously my head was elsewhere because I'm pretty sure it was my fault.

Right now I'm just happy to be breathing.

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The worst thing you can do is worry. I'm a huge hypochondriac, when i found a lump on the roof of my mouth i spend 2 days thinking i had oral cancer and looking on the internet about symptoms etc.

Turns out i banged the roof of my mouth with my toothbrush creating an ulcer..

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aww noes, i feel like i wanna give you a huge hug!

hang in there, happy times will come again!

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