Posted 10/8/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -6)
I had a lump the size of a walnut in my lower right groin for a few years Several providers told me it was a lipoma and unless it grew very large, which it could, or it was painful, leave it alone. I felt it had grown some and was a little tender so I asked the new gyn I saw in December his opinion. He said not to assume it was a lipoma and have it checked out whch meant going to a surgeon. I did that and the surgeon told me he thought I had a hernia and scheduled me for a laparoscopic hernia repair.
Came out of surgery to find out it was not a hernia at all but what they were calling a "hemorrhagic cyst", filled with bloody fluid. he said he searched around and could not find any connection to the inside but that these things can be very tiny. I asked him "could this have been a fistula?" and he said "I don't think so" I'm still wondering.
How likely is it that an enterocutaneous fistula would not break through the skin and just keep growing for years? Or, why would anyone have a collection of bloody fluid. It was not in an area where I could have injured it without knowing.