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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lump Under Skin
Hi. I am a 57 year old woman. I have a small pea sized lump under the skin at the top of my inner thigh sort of right under the genitals and going a little to the back. The lump is where the underwear line is. Are there lymph nodes in that area that can swell? Also, is it okay to wait a few weeks before going to the doctor to see if this goes away? I`m afraid the doctor will think I am a hypochondriac for being concerned about something so small. Thank you so much for your time.
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Any lump or mass present for more than 2 weeks may be considered abnormal and should be evaluated. You need a good evaluation, possibly a scan, and maybe even a biopsy. Make sure you see your health provider.
Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University