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post #1 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Lower pelvis lump

Well.... This is awkward.
But essentially two days ago I brought my horse into work after a short break (2 weeks). And I myself had a short break. I worked him over low crossrails and flat work, and for myself I took my stirrups off my saddle. (We were jumping without stirrups) Yesterday I was very sore, which is to be expected. Today I thought I was still sore, but no. My thighs and legs are fine, but I have a small quarter sized raised lump about six inches down from my point of hip in my groin that is sore and slightly red. It seems to be in the skin and somewhat mobile- as in it's not attached to a bone but it's definitely something of a hard lump. It is possible that I had it before I went riding, and had not noticed it and riding made it painful. It is also possible that it was a product of the stirrup less jump work. Should I go in? Can I watch it for a week to see if it goes down? Has anyone had something like this before? Is it possible it's a lymph node?


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post #2 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 11:46 AM
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It might be a lymph node or it might be a hernia. Best get it checked out by a medic.
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I'd be concerned about a small hernia. I'd get checked by your doctor, too.
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I wonder if it's a cyst of some sort. Lymph nodes are deep, if this is part of the skin I would think it would be a localized infection (like a bad pimple).

Having it checked is never a bad idea, but I don't rush in myself lol.
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So I could be seen maybe sometime next week? No need to rush? No need to stop riding?

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Lol. Personally as someone who has had cysts in that area I would monitor. Given that it's Thursday it may be smarter to go in now. I said what I would do, not what is smart to do lol.

If it doesn't bother you while riding I wouldn't stop.

It seems like an odd spot for a hernia, can you even get hernias there? But that would obviously be more serious.

I wouldn't rush in but maybe smart to get it checked out before the weekend.
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@Yogiwick I'm usually the same and never go in. I've had a busted ankle that didn't get discovered until months later and a smashed tailbone that was similar. This is quite different since it's rather painful (i threw up this morning from the pain) and it showed up almost but probably not quite overnight.


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Cysts are extremely painful. Regardless of what it is if it's that bad you should get it checked out. The bad ones I've had were excruciating, one I didn't realize because it was 100 degrees and I blamed it on the heat but I got sunstroke and almost passed out (working at a horse show!) in retrospect I had a fever, plus the weather, and felt sick for several days.

If that is what it is the treatment won't necessarily help much lol (heavy duty antibiotics plus NSAIDS don't improve how you feel!) but it will hopefully cut down the healing time significantly and prevent it from becoming worse. Definitely get it checked out if it's that painful! If you go today or tomorrow you can work it around your schedule. Definitely ASAP if it gets any worse.

I was thinking it was more down on your leg sort of but if it's more towards the stomach it could be a hernia. I don't think it really matters what because it does sound like it should be checked. I have had swollen lymph nodes in sort of the crease of your leg. Painful definitely but not enough to make you throw up I wouldn't think, those do appear pretty magically unfortunately.
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Called around. I'm not an established patient anywhere in this town (haven't been to the doctor in 3 years) so the earliest I can get an appt is October. So I'll wait it out and hopefully it goes away on its own and if it gets worse I'll go to urgent care or something
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I was thinking it was more down on your leg sort of but if it's more towards the stomach it could be a hernia. I don't think it really matters what because it does sound like it should be checked. I have had swollen lymph nodes in sort of the crease of your leg. Painful definitely but not enough to make you throw up I wouldn't think, those do appear pretty magically unfortunately.

Its down in the crease of the leg and the groin. Which is why I just thought it was soreness from riding.
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