Lots of Pain

  The Brigadier 17:27 02 Oct 07

Seems i have a growth in my leg that needs to come out. The Doctor does not think it's cancerous, he thinks it's either an old muscle injury or a fat ball. But until they take it out they cant tell.

But have to wait 2 weeks in case it grows any bigger!

  Cymro. 17:38 02 Oct 07

Just try not to worry about it. The chances are that it is not cancerous. They will probably have you in as a day patient and have it out easily enough. Even if it a cancer the success with such things is very good these days and two weeks is not so very long to have to wait even if it is cancerous.

  DrScott 17:59 02 Oct 07

and I hope all benign - probably the most likely scenario. All suspected tumours have to be seen within two weeks by a specialist - I hope your appointment brings good results.

  jakimo 18:14 02 Oct 07

I had a fat ball just above my wrist,on asking my GP what could\should be done,he suggested banging it on a hard service,I thought he was joking!,he wasnt,so I did,and its gone

  Jak_1 20:08 02 Oct 07

What you had was in all probability a ganglion, that was an old favourite way of treating them at one time!

In the Brigadier's case, they want to take a look and see just what the lump is before making a firm diagnosis. As Dr Scot say's, it's probably benign. Here's hoping it is.

  sunny staines 20:16 02 Oct 07

wish you good luck with the op.

  Kev.Ifty 20:48 02 Oct 07

Keep us updated.

I'll include you in my prayers, whether you like it or not!!

;-) Kev

  Bingalau 23:10 02 Oct 07

The Brigadier. Good luck and hurry back...

  Brumas 23:21 02 Oct 07

I hope everything turns out well and that you recover swiftly after the op.

  DrScott 10:47 03 Oct 07

it will return. Ganglion cysts usually do after such management.

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