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Old 08-07-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Post does this have to be something serious?

got some questions. i've been having pain in my left leg for almost a year now. on and off. there is swelling in my lower leg right on a muscle. they first thought it was a blood clot, but after all the tests it wasn't. they just said it's probably some kond of fatty tissue. there's a little nodule right next to it too. a little tiny ball, i can roll around in there. it's smaller some days and then gets a little bigger other days. they just did an x ray on it and said it's nothing. how can it be nothing?
they found nodules in my lungs too. gotta go in every 3 motnhs now to get that checked. same answers again from docs. it's probably nothing.
and there is a big lump or something like that in my buttcheek, they did a ct scan with dye and said it's nothing. how can all this be nothing? or could it be? is it just me stressing over nothing? i am lost.
i am hoping somebody got some anwers or advice for me. i've been to different docs already. but nobody seems to be too concerned. it is driving me insane.
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Old 08-07-2003, 04:56 PM   #2
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By "it's probably nothing", as bad as this is (because they're not explaining it to you) they're saying that it's nothing serious...i.e. it's not cancer, or something that can hurt you now or later on. They know that there's something under your skin (probably a lipoma, or fibroma), they realize that it's just an overgrowth of tissue, they realize that it might be a little uncomfortable, but from their point of view, there's really nothing they can do about it except for perhaps slice it out. You can ask if they can get them sliced out, but know that if the doctors aren't asking for further tests and biopsies, they're fairly content that it's nothing serious. I just wish they had said that to you more explicitly.

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