I am 42 & have been experiencing pain in my right armpit and side of my right breast.My arm is always achy & the pain increases at times making my back side of my arm feel numb.I've had this pain since Oct. at which that time I was evaluated for a fibroadenoma of the right breast. In March, I had it removed, due to the pain in the breast as well as above.For the past 2 months I have had pain in my left groin (lymph node) area, but no swelling. When severe, it makes my leg numb.I also have achy pain in the right groin and left underarm as well. These all seem like lymph node area's, but no swelling or nodules noted. They do seem to get worse a week before my period, but are always there.Are these symptoms of pre menopause? or should I be more concerned. I have also woke a few nights chilled, but my pj's are damp like I was sweating (not drenched). I have brought up these concerns with my MD, but he didn't seem to be worried. The pain continues to get worse each month. What should I do?
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Few of the symptoms could suggest chances of menopausal onset. The other possibilities include chances of endometriosis (in distant locations like lymph nodes) implants/growths that grow with the hormonal changes and bleed during menstruation leading to pain and symptoms. Consider taking a second opinion from another gynecologist and request for getting lymph node biopsy or FNAC test done to look at the cellular composition of the lymph nodes (to help with identifying the cause). Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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