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post #11 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 01:53 PM
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I would probably think lymph node then, they don't usually hurt that much but otherwise it sounds pretty accurate. Could be it's not related to your ride at all. Let us know! Hopefully it disappears again with no worries!
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post #12 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 02:17 PM
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Sounds like a lymph node to me too. There are risk factors for hernias in that area. Maybe look them up and see if you have any. I'd be at the Urgent Care for that amount of pain associated with it.
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post #13 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 02:21 PM
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If it's painful enough that you are vomiting in discomfort, go to urgent care.
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post #14 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Took a Motrin. Mostly fine. Got an appt in at the local community health center for Saturday. Will be in urgent care if it is too much.
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post #15 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 06:38 PM
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I would go to urgent care. If it is a cyst, it is something of a risky place (close to blood supply, close to lymph nodes, etc). Try hot compresses and see if it'll come to a head. They might prescribe oral antibiotics if it's large or you have a fever associated. I understand if it's financially difficult to see the urgent care, but if it's just a question of not wanting to make a fuss over nothing, please err on the side of caution.
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post #16 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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It is a bit financial. My insurance will cover a trip to the health center better than a trip to urgent care. I'm not riding tonight, which is about my highest level of taking something physical seriously.
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post #17 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 08:05 PM
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A cyst from ingrown hair.

Or inguinal hernia (unlikely) or swollen lymph node. Depends if you're generally under the weather, stressed or your immune system is compromised. Hernias can be painful but the area doesn't typically look infected/raw etc. Lymph nodes and cysts (obv the last one) take on a more aggravated appearance. If it gets hot and infected-esque then don't hesitate though not an area you wanna mess around with o.o Get some good rest!

edit: during my shaving days, tight breeches and underwear I'd get fat lumps from ingrown hairs. Could move them around like you said as well. I'd sqeeze em if they got gross and salt-rinse the area and lots of pantless reading in bed. Sorry if too much info haha xD If though you think the infection feels deeper or pops when you lift anything/move around then yeah. That's not the same >.<
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@Kalraii

Thank you. Not too much information at all... I think the vein of this thread naturally goes that direction. Presently sitting in bed doing said pantsless reading. Hopefully you are right. Would rather not have a hernia. Recovery time is long.
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post #19 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 09:48 PM
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Usually if it is a hernia you can make it bulge or swell a little by increasing your abdominal pressure. You can try something like coughing or bearing down while feeling the lump, and see if it seems to get bigger.

A lymph node will not change due to pressure. Have you had any infections or injuries to your lower body below the waist recently? The drainage from something like that can end up causing a swollen lymph node.

Whatever you do, don't let anyone try to "lance" it in a clinic. My M/I/L had some inexperienced nurse practitioner try to lance her swollen lymph node in a clinic, and severed her femoral artery. Then she had to be rushed to the hospital to have pressure applied and lie flat for 6 hours.
No one should be cutting into that part of your body unless they are a surgeon. Using just a needle for diagnostics would be OK.
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post #20 of 24 Old 08-29-2019, 11:19 PM
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What on earth... @gottatrot that was some brave nurse who really went digging o.o Squeezing the head of an abscess? Go for it and keep it clean. But actually full out lancing in that area? Over here at least practitioners have to be signed off by a surgeon even for injections in the butt cheek! (pls not not the same as taking blood, but medicinal injections). Without knowing what it is I would be even using a needle. I will say though I would rather have a hernia and take it realllllllllllllly easy than an infection if I had to wait any period of time because of finances/availability etc.
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