Painful hard lump appeared...

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    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine

    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine Well-Known Member

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    ... On my shin! About a week ago, I noticed a lump on my shin that was painful to touch. When pushed on, the type of pain is reminiscent of how a knot in your back would feel. I haven't tripped, slipped, twisted, or knocked it in any way. Tonight, I noticed that it's starting to get just a hint of reddish color. Barely noticeable, but still there.
    I just established a PCP, and I don't want her to think I'm a hypochondriac if I go in there for this; but I am getting a bit concerned.
    Any ideas or advice?
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Go anyway.
     
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    galaxygrrl

    galaxygrrl Well-Known Member

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    Go to the Dr. Dr gets paid and you will start to buidl a relationship with your new PCP. Also, there coulfd really be somethng wrong take care of it.
     
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    DianaCox

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    Urgent care, ASAP! Possible blood clot!! Call in to the on-duty nurse first, but I'd go now.
     
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    Larra

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    Doesn't sound like the right location for a blood clot, but does sound like maybe an infection. Either way, needs to be seen pronto.
     
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    LynneV

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    Or it could be a shin splint.
     
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    Munchkin

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    Picture????
     
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    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine

    Ray_Of_Fricken_Sunshine Well-Known Member

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    I went to the Dr, and she wasn't too concerned. She thought it was probably a hematoma, but ordered an ultrasound just in case. I tried taking pics, but although it's significant in size, the lump really hasn't raised the skin much.
    Hopefully they'll be able to get me in for the ultrasound tomorrow!
     
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