What doctor finally listened to your symptoms
Hello all. I have a dilemma and would like some advice. Reading various posts and other web pages, there seems to be a disturbing trend....lack of compassion, lack of time, and a general lack of being a good doctor. I am wondering what doctor finally listened to your symptoms and took it seriously. I am in need of this advice, because I have had a lump/mass in my inguinal crease that has grown drastically in just a few short months. Since I have relocated to a different state, I don't have a primary yet. I went to an er and a walk-in with little results. I never even saw the doctor at the ER. They couldn't get an iv in and therefore sent home with instructions to see a doctor. I went to the walk-in, and that doctor was wonderful. However, he was only qualified to deal with the massive infections in my lungs, throat and ears. I mentioned that I seem to be coming down with everything around me for months now and that my lump in my groin had been growing. He told me I needed to see a doctor because he was worried it was lymphoma. I searched and couldn't get a doctor for many weeks. I am having problems with the lump causing pelvic, hip and low back pain. It is also causing numbness and tingling, feeling of pressure and heaviness in legs and pelvic region. I am also having referred pain in thighs. My legs feel like they are asleep and at times, i have to pee nearly every 30mins. I'm not drinking that much, i believe that it has to do with the pressure on nerves. I went to another walk-in and the doctor poked at it for a minute and declared that i have a femoral hernia. I would be ecstatic if that would be the cause. However, after looking up what that was, I can't understand how I have it. No imaging was done to be sure. My lump can't be pushed back in and it doesn't disappear when I lay down. If anything, it is very firm, about the size and shape of a potato cut in half lengthwise and when I lay down, it becomes more prominent. I can't get in to see a surgeon for 2 weeks and the surgeon must ask for the ct that the walk-in doctor suggested. I was hoping to draw from your experiences and plot where to go next while I lay in wait for my appt in 2 weeks. Thank you for your time.