Feb 15, 2014 - 2:22 am
I don't know how to do updates, so I just added to this one. Had my biopsy done on Thursday. Went well, but before I went in the operating room I showed the Dr another hard lump just below the ones he was going to take out and told him I have this same lump on both sides of my inner groin (left and right) and asked if it was supposed to be there like that, he said it was a lymphnode but shouldn't be hard like this and we decided to take this as well for testing. So the surgery went well, I was out :). My recovery is starting to do better, I can walk a little better, but stlll pretty sore and can't put full weight on that leg so I'm taking another day off from work. I want to make sure this heals well, it was a 4in incision that runs just on the inside of my panty line, so I've invested in the guys boxer shorts to get me through the healing process :). I have my follow-up on Weds and he said I should have the results by then. He said they did a quick "pre-lim" test on the lymphnodes and found no lymphoma, but reiterated there are further tests to be done. But wanted me to know that much right off, which is good.
So I will keep you all posted on the final results.
Hi to everyone. I'm new at this site and found this by chance. I've been looking at the lymphoma symptoms on line and found this site. I do not have cancer, that I know of, but I have a swollen lymph node in my right groin, about the size of a quarter. It hurts, causes discomfort; especially if I am active or even inactive. It feels like it has it's own heartbeat at times and if i rub it sometimes I get a sensation down my leg. I get radiating pains in my left groin but don't feel a lump like my right side, it may just be what's supposed to be there I don't know. I've had a CT and MRI, my DR thought it was a fatty tissue because they don't see anything on them. I finally convinced my dr (this has been there for almost 2 years and has grown slightly in size) I think its a lymphnode. He said no way, maybe it's one of your fibroids and suggested I see my GYN. I saw my GYN and she immediately knew it was not my fibroids and that it was a lymphnode and sent me to a general surgeon to discuss. I saw the surgeon and he felt it, but didn't see anything on my MRI and said if it was lymphatic it would show up on the MRI. He thinks it could be from the 2 tattoos I have on my right leg because he's removed lymphnodes before that were full of tattoo ink. I told him I don't think that is why and also showed him an area on my right calf that had a cyst removed, but he wasn't concerned with that. Said he could take out my lymphnode and test it, but it would more than likely have to be drained continuously as nodes in the groin tend to continue to collect liquid and will need to be drained from time to time. I elected not to and he was happy as that is not a fun thing for anyone he said. I said I'd rather deal with my pain then come in time to time for a drainage. I'm still not convinced on what this is, no blood tests were even done. I've had boughts of fatigue, no night sweats and nausea occassionally. So i figured I'd put this out there for some advice. My doctor thinks I'm a nut, but I'm just being my own advocate.
I hope someone out there can give me some advice and I keep you all in my prayers! Thank you!