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Scared, found a lump in groin

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1 posts since

7 Jul 2020

I’m a 17 male, autistic and have found a lump in my groin. It’s between the size of a 5p and a 10p coin and isn’t visible from the surface. It feels rubbery and caused pain for a few hours, (this is how it was noticed) but went away and hasn’t come back. I’ve told my father but he is refusing to get it checked. Am I overthinking it or what? I have none of the other common symptoms of anything serious – weight loss, fatigue, night sweats etc – but i’m still pretty terrified to say the least. Thanks

 

Edit – to add to this, i’ve been suffering with pain in my legs since October last year as well as a lump on either shin at the same place. Since just before Christmas too I’ve periodically felt like there’s been something stuck in my throat and it looks as if my tonsils are swollen. I might be a hypochondriac but i don’t know how to feel about this. 

2 posts since

7 Jul 2020

Wow.Ok.Definately try and get that checked out urgently at the earliest convenience,even if it means getting it checked out without your dad knowledge.I do not wish to alarm you as you seem worried about this already,but the symptoms you’re describing are serious,and i dont think you’re being a hypercondriac in relation to this situation:i’d rather be like that and know im healthy,then not give a single thought about my health.Stay safe i guess.

805 posts since

1 May 2018

Hello and thanks for posting,

I am sorry to hear about your different concerns and I am pleased that you have been able to share them with your dad.

Without being involved in your care it is difficult to know what has caused your various symptoms.  It is however good to hear that the lump in your groin has gone away.  It sounds to me a bit like a swollen lymph gland.  We have lymph glands all over are body and they are very useful at helping our bodies fight infection.  Sometimes they can swell up at the sign of an infection and then they go away again after a couple of weeks.

I can’t explain your other symptoms but if they haven’t gone away then do have a chat with your GP.  Throughout our life time it is very common to have aches and pains so try not to worry too much.

You say that you may suffer from hypochondria.  The other name for this is health anxiety which can be very common.  I wonder whether you have had a chance to look at the NHS website called ‘Every Mind Matters’.  It does have some useful tips.  Have a look here

I do hope that you feel better soon.

Best Wishes,

Catherine

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