I just noticed a hard lump in the area between my groin and thigh. It's right in the crease between the top of my penis and my groin.
Not sure how else to explain that.
I am fairly certain it is my inguinal lymph node. Unless there is a "femoral lymph node" which I thought didn't exist.
It is only on the right side.
Looking at this diagram,
It is more in the area labeled "femoral".
I have two swollen lymph nodes on the back of my neck. Those have been there for awhile.
I checked my groin last night before I went to bed. I didn't feel this last night. I was actually a little sick yesterday. Had a runny nose. I was in a office with a guy who had a cold or flu or something yesterday around noon.
Today the lump was there,
I can move it around. The skin ontop of it is easily movable.
It is not large. Maybe one by one centimeter well circumscribed.
It isn't protruding by a lot. It's mostly a hard mass under the skin, but it does protrude (pushes the skin up) slightly.
I have to assume it is just a swollen lymph node, but I can't figure out what I could have caught that would drain there.
I am actually going to see my doctor on Friday to get my blood work done. It's been a little over a year since my last one (everything was fine with the exception of one of my liver enzymes was slightly high (doctor did not consider it a big deal)).
I do drink a lot of soda (~ 12 cans a day), so anytime I have any symptom that could be related to cancer I get worried.
Should I schedule a earlier appointment with my doctor or let it wait? It sprung up almost over night (maybe even in a matter of hours).
Correct to assume it is just a swollen lymph node?