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  1. I can see my abdomen moving around involuntarily (kind of like my testicles do). I think I started noticing this about it when I first noticed the asymmetry a couple of years ago. Is this normal? Is this just because I'm skinny? Or is it a sign of cancer? EDIT: OH, FUCK. IT'S NOT. GOOGLE SAYS VISIBLE PERISTALSIS IS ALMOST PATHOGNOMONIC FOR INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. I've had this for around 2 years at LEAST.
  2. Think my only hope is it's a hernia. I don't think there's any other survivable reason someone would feel asymmetry in their abdomen. I don't think different organ alignment leads to any palpable asymmetry, since there are layers of stuff in between the skin and the organs.
  3. Location is lower right quadrant, 3 inches below and to the right of the belly button. What's in that area? I read that colon cancer can cause masses anywhere. I actually had a colonoscopy 10.5 years ago, which turned up clear (internal hemorrhoids).
  4. I Googled this and found a mention to tumors, of course. I've been worried about abdominal asymmetry for around 2 years now. It seems to have gotten worse. My abdomen is now a complete mess of asymmetry to where stuff doesn't line up the way it used to. I don't know if it's related to losing some weight recently because of covid-19 (not eating as many calories because I rarely go shopping and don't purchase certain items I used to), but the relief I felt yesterday noticing corresponding veins to the slight bulge I felt on one side seems to have been misplaced, as the cause of those veins bulging more may be a tumor.
  5. Last year I had this weird bout of hyperacusis that lasted 3 weeks. I thought it was either a brain tumor or an acoustic neuroma. Then one day I woke up dizzy, took a shower, and noticed that I was no longer getting the "fullness" feeling in my ear that I would get every time from the noise of the shower. The dizziness went away and it was mysteriously gone. But in recent weeks, I've been noticing a lot of instances of tinnitus in the same ear I had hyperacusis in last year, and it came to a head when it came on in a dream and I woke up with it. It seems to have normalized now, but I think this might be heading in the direction of eventually becoming permanent. Don't want.
  6. All over the place. I didn't get a ton of them...just one here and there. I remember the one where I first went, "what's going on?" was on a toe. But I can get them just about anywhere. Arms, calves, feet, neck...sometimes on the inside of my lip.
  7. I haven't seen any about it. But I first noticed them around 2014, so I figure at worst it's some kind of chronic form of something.
  8. I've had them for a few years now. Leukemia and lymphoma are among the many cancer concerns I've had.
  9. This appeared under my armpit a few months ago and seems to have grown (third picture in the best focus...not sure if links work here, though): This is just the latest weird thing to appear on my skin that never goes away (and I knew the moment I saw and felt it that it would be there forever). If I went to a dermatologist for every weird thing that appeared on my skin, I would be in there every other month. Plus, since this lesion is nodular, if it is melanoma, I'm dead anyway. Now, I'm someone who has done an unbelievable amount of research on dermatology/dermoscopy over the years, so I have some idea of what to look for in amelanotic melanoma. From what I have seen on dermatologist blogs/videos, amelanotic melanoma is usually red or pink (without the pigment, what you see is the vascularization for the tumor), and often actually has a tinge of brown pigment at the periphery. Another thing you sometimes find is white scar-like depigmentation (I would guess this is a type of regression structure, but a video I recently watched said that nodular subtypes don't have regression structures). The lesion I have does not really appear to be pink, but rather flesh-colored, and there's zero pigment at the periphery or anywhere else. If I saw this on someone else, I would say that I doubt it's amelanotic melanoma. The problem is, I have seen references to "skin-colored lesions" as a presentation for amelanotic melanoma in some of the literature. I have never really seen a picture of one that I personally would describe as anything lighter than "pink" (except maybe this one weird, peeling regressed one on an elderly man), but some pubmed articles use that description in reference to how some of them appear. Perhaps they just have a different definition for "skin-colored" than me...or perhaps it's actually possible for amelanotic melanoma to have the color of mine, where there's a whitish bump surrounded by some skin-colored elevation, with only the pores in the area appearing to be a little pink. Anyway, if anyone on here happens to recognize this lesion as something else, let me know. Maybe somebody here has had some type of cyst or adnexal tumor diagnosed that looks just like this or something. You never know. Edit: Oh yeah, what's also interesting about this lesion is that when I lift my arm, it pushes it further out and a vertical line of skin forms above and below this bump. You can sort of see the top line of skin in the picture (whitish).
  10. Still sometimes get urges to keep clearing mucus from my throat. It can never just be easy for me when it comes to health problems...
  11. The throat clearing is from whatever virus or bacterial infection I got a few days ago (which has been moving around in terms of which area (s) of my head it affects). But the frequent clearing triggered something that I normally get after eating too fast or something along those lines.
  12. I had this once before back in 2005, and I managed to get rid of it by pressing a pillow to my diaphragm or something. This time, it seems like lying flat on my back relieves it...but then when I stand up, it comes right back. What does this sound like? I'll tell you, getting a flu/sinus infection/meningitis/whatever this thing is when your diaphragm is messed up is life ending. I don't know how much more I can take of this before committing s****de.
  13. I do have the worst headache of my life, and it won't go away.
  14. Last night, I developed a sore throat (or more like nasal passage) and today, I woke up with a really bad headache and some muscle soreness/chills. I was thinking, "oh, this is probably the flu"...and then my Google search led to meningitis and how bacterial meningitis is often fatal. Great. I don't think I really have too much of a case of stiff neck yet (although I've had random bouts of stiff neck over the years without any symptoms accompanying it), and the thermometer doesn't seem to be showing a fever. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do, but I don't think I could bring myself to do a spinal tap anyway.
  15. For me, when I look at text, it's closer and clearer (easier to read) in my left eye than my right. I think I have an astigmatism in my right eye, but I'm not sure that's the only problem.