I found a lump (hard, hurts if I push on it, hasn't shrunk over 3 days, and it's about 3/4-inches all around). It is on the medial side of my upper calf. I don't see swelling on the skin around it nor any redness.
I'm wondering if this could be a cancerous lump? Or a lymph node swelling? Any signs for me to tell?
Will make an appointment with the doctor this week but am in a state of panic in the meantime. I also just moved to NYC and need to find a doctor still......yikes.
I don't know if I hurt it. I have a very physical job and ALWAYS hurt myself so can't remember if I did or not. I have been doing lots of yoga of late, moreso than usual, but that's about all the extra exercise.
I'm in a bit of a sticky situation as I can't seem to find a doctor willing to take new patients, even though I have had health insurance for a year plus. So, I'm not sure how soon I can get this checked out yet. Hopefully soon.
Thanks for the input. Makes me feel a bit better.
|I am glad I found this site (I think) anyway hav had a medium size lump on my right lower leg for years (since I was a teen) years ago a doctor just glanced at it said it was most likely a fat deposit and said we'd watch it. Well recently I have noticed several smaller lumps in the same leg, the larger one is always visible, the smaller ones show when my leg is positioned different or flexed. Yesterday I also noticed them now appearing on my left leg. I do have a doctors appointment mid dec. I am vey concerned now after reading the others input here.|