What could this be?


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Hey guys, I’m 15 and I’ve been having some pretty strange symptoms lately.
-Fatigue. And It’s not even just being tired, I have NO energy anymore.
-No appetite and I’ve lost 6 pounds. (was 97, now 91)
-Painful, tender lump near my rib cage on the right side.
-The entire rib area (right side) is in SO much pain, it’s worse at night, and I can no longer lay on my stomach or right side.
-Night sweats.

From what I’ve researched, this sounds like maybe some form of sarcoma.
But I’m not a doctor, I’m a 15 year old girl. If any of y’all have experienced this, PLEASE let me know what it was, I can’t see a doctor for another 2 days and I’m stressed.

Thank you! <3

August 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Newly Diagnosed

  • Leah Shearer

    Hi there. First things first I would say trying to self-diagnose will only make you crazed.
    Finding information is important but just first focus on getting seen by the doctor…
    I know, easier said than done…right?

    I would say it’s scariest in this case because symptoms can be commonly mistaken for many other things and vice versa. I do hope you have a very thorough doctor who gets down to the bottom of this.

    Just know that even if it is what you are fearing most– cancer– you are not alone.
    We’re here for you should you need us.

    Leah Shearer
    TLC Program Coordinator
    Rochester NY

  • megan

    Let me know how it goes once you see a doctor, because I had similar symptoms, not to make you worry. You could have nothing. I am not a doctor :) I would love to talk however if you turn out to be sick and need support.

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