I was scratching my leg last night when I felt a bump. I started poking around and I found a hard lump about the size of a marble in my thigh. Not in my groin mind you, about 5 inches down from my groin and closer to the center front part of my thigh but a little more towards the inner side. Its an inch below a relatively normal looking mole. I am freaked out now, and just when I had been starting to panic less. I had a new mole frozen off of my calf in October last year, I hope it wasn’t melanoma. Are there lymph nodes in this area? I am looking into Lipomas right now, but It doesn’t feel very squishy. I had a lipoma in my arm once it was the size of a BB and it moved all around and squished easily.
You and I think a lot alike. I immediately go to the worst scenario too I would get it checked out, BUT it is unlikely melanoma.
Let us know how it turns out. Will be thinking of you!
PS, I had a freak out attack a few weeks ago because I have a mole that is dark on one side and light on the other (it is in my upper left thigh area) look different to me. Upon closer inspection I realize I have a dark hair that grows out of it and it is ingrown. Still today, it is all bumped up weird but I cannot get the damn hair out But I know that awful feeling you get in the gut that is like OMG, what the hell is this!
I have calmed down a little bit. I jump to conclusions quite easily. My mother in law, a retired nurse, has given me some advice I think I will follow. She says that the body is not symmetrical and lumps and bumps happen. It could be a lipoma, a blood vessel, or a lymph node, although the groin is a more usual area for a swollen one. I should wait a week or two and see if it changes before seeing a doctor. If its something to worry about it may grow or start to hurt, if it’s from an infection that clears it will probably shrink, if it’s a lipoma it will stay the same.
Part of me wants to rush out to the doctor, its difficult but I think I can handle waiting. Two weeks wont kill me, RIGHT?