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- Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:15 am
Hi I'm 19 and I've had a large/medium-ish lump on the top of my left ight thigh for a couple hours now. I've been too scared to tell my mom about it because she will just say that it is just a bruise.
It's about half the size of my palm and is uncomfortable to touch, it really hurts if it gets banged and pressed. It's been there for a couple hours, I've been worried about it for the past couple of hours or so.
What should I do? It's very visible, I can't wear a bikini for fear of someone seeing it. Should I be worried about it?
| Dr. Tamer Fouad
- Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:22 am
I think you should be checked right away. There's no way to tell without an examination. Most of the time if the presentation is not clear a physician can only make a good guess at best and try a certain medicine out.
Does it look like a bruise? Does it show color changes (blue, green, red, black)? Were you hit there? From your history you are receiving plavix and aspirin which are known to cause bleeding. This is the most possible cause. This may mean the doctor needs to adjust your doses. A bruise could become infected and turn really nasty if left unattended.
I am not scaring you, it could turn out to be nothing at all. There's a reason why we worry sometimes.
Please keep us updated!