hello, i am 18 almost 19 years old. for a long while now i have been having sharp abdominal pain and i know it cant be my apendix for the simple fact that they were removed when i was 8 years old. anyway these sharp pains have been slowly progressing over the last two years and i kept getting told that it was nothing. the pains keep me up at night. i know i am not pregnant either. i also found a lump in between my upper thigh and not on or in the vaginal area but in the crease of the thigh. i cant see it but i can feel it. can anyone help me with this. i have been looking on every article possible on what could be wrong. is this a cyst or ovarian cancer or what? i am really worried. my mother had ovarian cancer and if it could be that i dont know how to tell or talk to a doctor. im so sorry if this does not make any sense. please someone help me!
oh and i am not sure if this makes any sense but my feet have swelled up to the point that i cant walk anymore.
"... i also found a lump in between my upper thigh and not on or in the vaginal area but in the crease of the thigh... ". That is where a lymph node is and made me consider lymphedema (blocked lymph nodes) but the abdominal pain is a mystery and half a dozen totally different problems present with the same symptoms you have described here.
Talk to the doctor; make a list of your symptoms and when they appeared and he will order appropriate blood tests. It is important that you see a doctor because if someone says 'fluid retention' and you take diuretics to get rid of water and it isn't you could could cause yourself serious physical harm.
As the doctor will be examining lymph nodes all over your body you may want to book a female doctor as you might not want a man poking around your groin and other areas.
I agree with stephen. I'm thinking the swollen lymph node is because you have an infection in your abdomen. See a dr. You shouldn't be letting this go. Show him your legs, show him where the lump is and tell him about the pain. At your age, I'd worry more that its infection then ovarian cancer.
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