Most likely, the lumps are just swollen lymph nodes. Your Inguinal lymph nodes extend all around your pelvis. They can swell up for no reason, but do so mostly due to infection. If it can move, doesn't hurt (unless you mess around with it for a period of time), and it's not hard, that's probably what it is... but GET CHECKED OUT. I cannot stress that; what if you die because you were too embarrassed? Pointless. Don't worry. But don't wait.
Yah, Im 17 and last night when i got out of the shower i saw that i had a lump on my pelvic bone area it is the size of a marble and moves around and is also hard and hurts when i touch it,im scared that it might be cancer just to even think about it worries me to death.i read some of the things on this page it know im worried more then before.my mother has called my doctor but i cant get in intill the middle of Aug and to let it go for that long it awful.i just hope it isnt anything B-I-G!
I had a very similar lump to the ones some of you are describing, a small marble sized lump, not terribly hard, but firm, on the left side, on the edge of my hairline, and tender to the touch. I went to the doctor, and very quickly she knew what it was. It turned out that I had another bump about five inches above the lower one which was only noticable if I layed with my left foot resting on my right knee. She diagnosed it as Folliculitis. I had developed an infection that was brought on by shaving my pubic area, and the infection caused the lymph nodes to swell in an act to try and fight it off. So all the lumps were were swollen lypmh nodes! She prescribed me some meds to help fight the infection and advised me not to shave. Apparently shaving is bad for you because it leaves open areas for bacteria to enter. She also said many women who don't shave their pubic areas are also at risk for these bumps by just shaving their legs. It's not a very serious condition, but if not treated it could eventually become a very painful abcess that could require surgery. With my medication and not shaving my lumps dissapeared in a week or two! So either way, get it checked out! Better to be safe than sorry! And thank you to all the women who posted their thoughts! It helped alot when I first found my lump!
i'm 16 and yesterday night, i found a lump around my hair line, its firm but tender, i slept for like 6 hours and i woke up first thing in the morning since i couldn't ignore it anymore!!
then i found this page, which made me a bit calmer.
my heart and mind were racing like so fast and all these thoughts just came to me...."is this cancer, is it cervical cancer? i wish i had taken that vaccine, when i was getting all my other immunizations, will they remove my uterus, will i ever have kids?? the kids i long for so much? will i have to start saving up for a surrogate...."
lol i just hope its the lymph nodes.....since its less serous...
i need to go see a doctor i know, but isn't it embarrassing??
and i dont have a gynecologist, just a regular pediatric doctor....should i get a gynecologist??
but that would take longer but i don't want to have to get the wrong information with my general doctor, which would be even worse.
Now it maybe be something else, serious maybe. I'm no professional but it sounds to me, like you have the same thing I did! I started to flip out and thin it was cancer and what not and it was in the same place and the same size as you explained. And after I went to see my doc about it he told me it was nothing but a swollen lyphnode. Yeah, apperantly you can get one of the ones down there swollen mostly due to sex (from what you secrete) But yeah, it coyld most definatly be a swollen lymphnode.
Have the same marble sized lump.
I found it 2 days ago.
I dont know how to tell my mom i need to go to the doctor.
I have never really been open to her about these kinds of things.......
like i cried when i told her i started my period
ya im a freak anyways
how would i tell her?
should i just ignore it and hope it goes the way?