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  1. bin_tenn

    Anyone ever had soft tissue sarcoma fear?

    Lipomas are sometimes seated deeply as well. They're usually removed for cosmetic reasons, but they are sometimes removed if they're large and/or deep and causing other issues (pain). However, that doesn't mean that what you're feeling cannot be a normal anatomical structure either - it very well could be, especially if you have to dig for it.
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    Anyone ever had soft tissue sarcoma fear?

    You and me both! It seems like I find new ones all the time, too! I'll be scratching my arm or leg or whatever, and I happen to find a tiny little lump just chillin'. 😂 Does anyone else in your family have them? There's a condition called multiple familial lipomatosis, which apparently means one is genetically predisposed to multiple lipomas. My mom has one or two, not sure about anyone else in the family.
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    How many THOUGHT they had a B/T and WHY?

    Wonderful explanation and analogies, @jonathan123. This is absolutely true, IMO. When I first started worrying about brain tumors, it was due to Google "planting that seed." Had I never Googled it, I likely never would have worried about it I think another testament to this is the cycle we often see here. Someone posts about some rare condition that we don't see often on this forum, and suddenly there is an influx of posts by various people who mention the condition.
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    Anyone ever had soft tissue sarcoma fear?

    I agree. I think what @Ellebel described sounds a lot like a lipoma. I know all about them, I have numerous ones in various places, various sizes. They're annoying, but they are harmless.
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    Confusion

    Therapy is a great option. My therapist has considered me "advanced" from the beginning (began seeing her in August) because of all my past research and self help, but it's still been very beneficial. It really helps put things into perspective, and it helps drill down to the root cause of anxiety. And of course it teaches you the tools you need to combat it. It sounds like you're on the right path. Just take what the therapist says seriously, and do your best to employ the techniques they teach you. I understand DP because I used to suffer severe cases of it, quite regularly, when my anxiety first to bad about 13 years ago. It's a terrible feeling, and quite odd.
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    Confusion

    Anxiety clouds the mind, simple as that. If the anxiety is severe, confusion and grogginess will likely be present. Happens to me any time I get overly anxious.
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    How many THOUGHT they had a B/T and WHY?

    My severe health fears / obsessions began with fears of a brain tumor several years ago. I would get frequent headaches, and Google told me I had a brain tumor. LoL. Once I moved past it, even though I moved on to other health worries, I haven't worried about a tumor since then.
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    Schizophrenia

    Sorry to hear that, @AnxiousinOH. That's exactly what I was getting at in my first reply. As far as that person is concerned, there is nothing abnormal going on.
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    Swollen, painful lymph node

    It doesn't matter if they're in that area. It depends on where any infection from said lesions goes. They travel through the blood stream, and a lymph node catches it; doesn't have to be one nearby. BUT regardless it sounds like that may not be the case, IMO, from what you said. I understand your worry. That adds a little more context to why you're afraid. I'm sorry you're anxious about it, but again, do what the doc said, keep an eye on it, and try to practice some mindfulness in the meantime. Freaking out certainly wouldn't make anything better, whether it's "something" or not.
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    Swollen, painful lymph node

    Cuts, scrapes, acne, infected piercings, etc can all trigger swelling of a lymph node(s). Having severely dry scalp can, too, if it's bad enough. Are you freaked out about the swelling, or the biopsy? Because biopsy is often associated with malignancy, but it's not exclusive to malignancy. It's a general term used to describe the process of sampling tissue to check for abnormalities/signs of illness, whether malignant or not. I understand being worried though, no matter what you're worried about. Hang in there. Take your doc's advice, use warm compresses. Time will tell. Feel well soon.
  11. Can labs find a problem if you're asymptomatic? Can an x-ray? An MRI? An elective surgery? Of course! But that doesn't mean you should worry. A 12-lead ECG is sometimes used to diagnose problems, but that doesn't mean it will find problems. You'll be fine.
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    Increase Anxiety In the Winter

    I've heard that as well, and it makes sense. Lack of good sunlight, but I imagine it is also possibly because everything is "dead" and "dull" outside (re: no leaves, flowers, etc).
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    Increase Anxiety In the Winter

    Panic attacks often follow the same pattern, at least in my experience. If I end up in a full blown attack, the next day around the same time (or doing the same thing, such as if it started while driving) I'll begin to feel another. The difference is that the panic attacks are short term, while anxiety and depression are long term. Identical concept though.
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    Increase Anxiety In the Winter

    Something to do with the cold? I don't think so. Mental health professionals tend to refer to disorders such as anxiety and depression as having "seasons" - certain times of year make them worse for some people. I've witnessed that myself, knowing a few people who have depression. Sometimes I wonder if it's become habit - maybe the depression/anxiety began during that season, so the mind sort of triggers it around that time as a response each time. Other times, it may be that a particular time of year (e.g. cold typically = holiday season, and holidays can be stressful) triggers the uptick in a mental disorder. But then again, I'm not a mental health professional. This is just what I've observed, and how I've interpreted the words of the professionals. EDIT: Sometimes a traumatic event in the past during a particular time of year may be the culprit.
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    Schizophrenia

    It's true: "if you think you're going crazy, you're not going crazy." People who are sick with things like schizophrenia do not know they are ill. I hear "voices", too, that are always telling me to check this or that symptom. Haha.