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Should I get another opinion?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 6, 2011
  • 07:55 AM

I am looking for advice. I am female and in my early twenties.

I have a large lump on my outer left thigh (about the size of a hand). It is not red and does no look deformed, but is visible even with jeans on. It does not hurt unless I bump it on something.

My first doctor though it could be phlebitis and told me to take anti-inflammatory meds and to use a heating pad on it. A month later and it was still there so I got a second opinion with a new doctor. He did an ultrasound, an x-ray, and even an MRI. They all came back negative... so does that mean I shouldn't be worried? Does "negative" mean it definitely isn't a tumor/mass (cancer runs in my family)?

Because they were all negative he thinks it is just a "fatty mass" and I was told not to worry about it unless anything changes, but I am still very concerned. They do not want to biopsy because I am on blood thinners for a genetic mutation I recently found out I have.

Should I pressure them to biopsy, should I get a third opinion, or should I just see if anything changes? Thanks.

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  • I am looking for advice. I am female and in my early twenties.I have a large lump on my outer left thigh (about the size of a hand). It is not red and does no look deformed, but is visible even with jeans on. It does not hurt unless I bump it on something.My first doctor though it could be phlebitis and told me to take anti-inflammatory meds and to use a heating pad on it. A month later and it was still there so I got a second opinion with a new doctor. He did an ultrasound, an x-ray, and even an MRI. They all came back negative... so does that mean I shouldn't be worried? Does "negative" mean it definitely isn't a tumor/mass (cancer runs in my family)?Because they were all negative he thinks it is just a "fatty mass" and I was told not to worry about it unless anything changes, but I am still very concerned. They do not want to biopsy because I am on blood thinners for a genetic mutation I recently found out I have.Should I pressure them to biopsy, should I get a third opinion, or should I just see if anything changes? Thanks.Actually this abnormality is not good but I think it's not so awful.Usually MRI check can deliver enough information for estimating tumor issue. There is a minor probability of it. When did you notice your lump?
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