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Old 03-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Found a small lump in an embarrassing place

I've found a small lump in an embarrassing place on my body, it is on the inside of my left vulva. I saw a female GP and she looked at it and said it was nothing to worry about, i then mentioned it to another female GP recently and she said she too did not think it was of any concern but if i wanted to have it removed then i could do which i am going to have done. What i am trying to say is how can they tell that it is nothing serious like cancer just by looking at it? i am quite glad to have it removed soon and hope that it is nothing to worry about. Has anyone else had something similar?

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Found a small lump in an embarrassing place

Strange they didnt do ANYTHING other then look at it? Happened to me once, I thought it was a tumor or something! same thing they said its nothing, usualy just one of those littttllee glands get swollen. Went away after a while.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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Re: Found a small lump in an embarrassing place

Not to scare you, but I also had a small bump on my vulva, and also my doctor told me it was nothing to be concerned about. A handful of years later and it suddenly started to grow, itch and bleed. I decided to see a different doctor and it turned out that I had vulva cancer requiring a vulvectomy. Get it removed now if you can!

 
Old 03-07-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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ya lumps anywhere are always something to be concerned about.. always get second opinions. mine went away so i know it was just a swollen gland ( it was under the skin) but i would deffinately not take any chances.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: Found a small lump in an embarrassing place

it's a small, hard lump, not sure how long i've had it, maybe a few months, it's not under the skin though, it on top of the skin, it's not uneven or anything like that, just a small hard lump. I'm getting it removed in April but that's only because i asked for it to be removed, the 2nd doctor just told me to keep an eye on it and if it got any bigger to go back. I've also got a large cyst on my forehead which i've had for years but have decided to have it removed but yet again i asked for it, more because it is unsightly more than anything so am killing 2 birds with one stone and having both removed.

 
Old 03-20-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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Re: Found a small lump in an embarrassing place

can you describe what your lump was like? i'm having mine removed next month but i asked my GP to have it removed. Mine is a small hard lump and when i managed to have a look at it, it's got a sort of white ish looking head. I had a look on the net at some pictures of vulva cancer and they look far more menacing than what i have but i'm glad really that i'm having it removed, for peace of mind more than anything.

 
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