MARC

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  1. I remember going to my internal medicine physician one time with some weird discoloration and bump on my tongue. He looked at it briefly and blew it off as nothing. He said the vast majority of tongue issues are not of concern. He told me lip cancer usually presents itself as a sore that does not heal over time.
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    I'm so confused

    I agree with you that things get on your nerves after a while when they persist and are bothersome.
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    I'm so confused

    I have had a ringing and or buzzing in my left ear 24 hours a day seven days a week for years now. When I told my internal medicine and ENT physicians about it they looked at me and said they have it too and I will need to live with it and I have as I have no choice. I am not happy about it, but I have got used to it and have moved on as I have more important things to worry about.
  4. Our daughter when she was in college a number of years ago was under a lot of stress for final exams. She developed a terrible eye twitch that could be seen by us and felt by her. Once the exams were over, the twitch stopped. Stress was the culprit, as with you too.
  5. I would think there would be changes. I also remember my physician telling me they are pretty rare too. I remember asking my physician once about carcinoid syndrome and he shrugged and said I would have a better chance of getting hit by a truck.
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    Soft stools

    I remember when I was 25, which was quite some time ago, I went to the bathroom and when I wiped the toilet paper was covered in red blood and the toilet bowl water was all red. I had an immediate meltdown and had myself dead and buried. It turned out to be a Hemorrhoid.
  7. I actually had basal cell carcinoma on the right side of my nose 12 years ago. It was shiny and weird looking. My dermatologist biopsied it and it came back positive. I was then sent to a Moh's surgeon who removed it and he told me there was a 99% chance it would never come back and it has not. Yours sounds more like a just a minor skin issue, especially since it is flesh colored. I have a hideous looking mole type growth on my right arm that I have had for some time. It is bigger then the size of a pencil eraser. When I first saw it I thought for sure it was skin cancer. The dermatologist looked at it for one second and blew it off as nothing.
  8. I have had ringing 24 hours a day 7 days a week for years now in my left ear and have gotten used to it. Sometimes it is more noticeable than other times. My ENT and internal medicine physicians told me they both have it too and not to worry about it.
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    Soft stools

    My stools are sometimes fat, thin, chunky, like pudding, very long, etc. They are light brown, dark brown, once in a while a green tint, a little red from what I ate, etc.
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    I'm so confused

    I would rely on the ENT. My ENT has taken wax out of my ears a number of times over the years. My ears too have felt clogged. It is no big deal. However, I had a terrible ear infection a number of years ago. My ENT said it was one of the worst ones he had seen in a while. It was painful and I got dizzy sometimes. He had to puncture my eardrum twice to help get rid of it. It was my left ear. It eventually went away.
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    Soft stools

    My GI physician has told me that your stools vary in consistency and color and not to worry.
  12. There was sort of a lump or just fatty skin, but it was noticeable.
  13. My right forearm felt swollen to me and it hurt to the touch.
  14. I once thought I had bone sarcoma and I asked my physician many questions and that is where I get my responses to your questions from. My wife is a pharmacist and she knows quite a bit about medical issues too.
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    Heart worries

    At age 26, your chances of CHF are almost impossible. I would be more concerned about the chest pains if they were in the center of your chest, you were breaking out in a sweat, the pain was crushing and spreading to your left arm or back. Sharp pains may be muscular or GI related.
  16. I have seen so much in my life that nothing could be a trigger for me at this point. 🤣
  17. I am very glad to hear it is benign and I sincerely hope it never gives you any trouble for the rest of your life!!!
  18. One man I knew had just retired at 70 when he started having slurred speech. They at first thought it was strole, but after extensive testing it was ALS. Another person I knew was in his 50s and was in great shape when one day he could onot pen a jar. His strength rapidly declined and he had ALS. Another woman was in her 70s and at a bus stop when she suddenly lost all strength in her legs and collapsed and had trouble getting up. She had ALS.
  19. I have known a number of people who had ALS and weak throat muscles were not a symptom they had.
  20. I have a friend of mine who is 72 now and he had a pulmonary embolism when he was in his 50's. His pulmonary embolism was caused by cellulitis in his leg and a clot formed and went to his lung, He had chest pain and had trouble breathing, He went to the ER and was hospitalized and put on a blood thinner and has been fine now for almost 20 years.
  21. I am glad you are doing well. Back in the 1990's I had a boss who had a malignant brain tumor. He was monitored every 3 months by MRI and he just continued to work like nothing was wrong as his symptoms were well controlled. He passed away a few years later of respiratory arrest, which was totally unrelated to the brain tumor. I had a client years ago who had a benign brain tumor which was removed and then it came back as a benign brain tumor again and it was removed again. This time it never came back and he is still alive today in his 70's.
  22. Kindra, I am very sorry to hear you have a brain tumor and hope you recover quickly.
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    Sigh

    Hi Penny. As I have said earlier, health crisis can be bad and I have heard of so many over the years, that nothing would trigger me anymore. I had a friend of mine recently who lost his wife at age 62 to bone cancer. It was originally breast cancer, but spread and he would tell me how awful it was for him seeing her go downhill and then passing away. Another friend of mine who was also my former boss, recently lost his wife, also aged 62 to ALS. He spoke very little about the whole ordeal, but the last time I saw him, he looked awful. There was a client of mine for around 20 years who passed away unexpectedly at 77. He seemed to be in good health, but had a quadruple bypass around 35 years ago. I got a call one day from one of his employees with the bad news. Anyway, Penny, I hope you feel better soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Sigh

    Health and family issues can be tough to handle. I remember from the period September 2012 through August 2013, I lost my mother, then father and then my uncle. To say the least, it was no fun.