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Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot and hope that I can help
What reason are you concerned this is Lymphoma? Have you had it before or is their a family history?
I can understand that, but it certainly will aggravate anxiety
So the fact that the pain is right sided and you have a cough suggests that this could be costochondritis. This can be from a viral infection causing inflammation of some of the ribs and surrounding tissue. A cough under 6 weeks if you are well with it is considered benign. However should be investigated if you are coughing anything up or feel short of breath. But if a cough persists after 6 weeks then you should let your GP know.
Your symptoms certainly do not sound sinister and Lymphoma would not be on my list of differentials so far
Does that help provide some reassurance?
I would be happy to speak if you like, but appreciate that this service is not free
That’s okay. It can cause pain for months before settling down
In the absence of lymph nodes then Lymphoma is very unlikely
Why don’t you request a GP appt as this is ongoing and a worry for you. I think it would be reasonable for them to offer you an appointment
That is very rare and your symptoms are not suggestive of that
I really don’t think this is anything sinister
That’s my pleasure, I would explain what is on the back of your mind when you speak with your GP though, it’s easy as a doctor to treat the symptoms and forget there is someone attached to them
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