I have had a marble(maybe a little smaller) sized lump in my groin(almost in the crease where the leg meets the groin, but more towards the groin) for about 2 years. It doesn't hurt unless I press on it and then it is sensitive. You can not see it, it is under the skin. There is no redness or warmth to it. It doesn't feel like it is movable.
I am assuming it is a swollen lymph node. I am just wondering if the fact that I have had it for awhile along with the other symptoms make it more or less likely that is is some type of cancer
If it were cancer would I have any other symptoms??
I also have had Ulcerative Colitis for 3 years, which causes a myriad of problems. You can get dehydrated which can lead to fevers, fatigue etc.. I had what I thought was a very bad flare up in September. I had fevers every day for about 6 weeks, night sweats, where my clothes would end up soaked, fatigue, exhaustion, lost about 6lbs, my left ankle became painful and swollen, I developed a red bump(size
Ulcerative colitis could turn into colon cancer so you need regular colonoscopies to prevent colon cancer.
The lump under the skin, in the groin area, needs clinical examination (inspection and palpation), first. Then fine needle punition may be requested to reveal the right diagnosis. In many cases the final diagnosis can be established only after patho-hystological examination of the lump that was previously surgically removed.
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