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What could this be?

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NameChange76543 Thu 10-Nov-16 22:19:03

My 6 year old daughter has a lump at the top of her leg. Fairly large - I'd say a bit bigger than a 50p coin, and hard. It's underneath the skin, to look at the area just looks a little swollen, but as soon as you touch the area you can feel the lump.
To begin with (she first drew my attention to it on Saturday morning) the area surrounding the lump was red, as though she'd been bitten, which is what I assumed had happened. The red area has now changed to a purpley/bruised colour, with an obvious outline. This area is...I'd say small mug sized - if that makes any sense. Not perfectly round. I drew around the edge of the bruising with a pen to see if it was spreading and it isn't.
It hurts her when anybody touches it, enough to make her wince and pull away. She also says it hurts when it isn't being touched and has woken up in pain a couple of times. She's cried in pain on a few occasions and has missed PE and gymnastics because of the pain she is in.
I no longer think it's a bite or sting - there's no puncture wound or break in the skin at all, and the lump feels too deep. Although I am happy to be proved wrong. I called 111 on Monday morning because she was in so much pain and they just advised we made an appointment to see the doctor, which we did on Tuesday morning. He didn't seem to know what it was, has prescribed antibiotics 4 x a day (flucloxacillin) and ibuprofen 3 x a day for the pain. He also sent us for blood tests - a full blood count, something to do with her liver & kidneys, and a CRP test. There were others but annoyingly I can't remember what they were.

So..can anybody give me any suggestions as to what this could be before I drive myself mad googling. Obviously I'm trying to tell myself it's nothing, but I'm just panicking more and more. What are the blood tests checking for? Can anybody give me some advice/tell me to stop being ridiculous please.

Bedsheets4knickers Thu 10-Nov-16 22:30:37

Can you send a pic ??

Bedsheets4knickers Thu 10-Nov-16 22:33:39

Is it hematogen .. awful spelling I'm sorry . I had one on my hip bone and that was sore and hard and bruised x

NameChange76543 Thu 10-Nov-16 22:34:49

I don't have one, the camera on my phone is awful.

NameChange76543 Thu 10-Nov-16 22:35:31

I'll Google that, hold on. Thanks for replying.

Bedsheets4knickers Thu 10-Nov-16 22:36:19

Ok don't worry . Try not to panic x

NameChange76543 Thu 10-Nov-16 22:40:57

Just looked - I think you meant hematoma? It definitely could be, although the area around the lump isn't as bruised as the images I just saw were. It isn't a dark purple, just a light purple tinge to the affected area. Thanks for the suggestion though, it's something I'd not thought of before.

Bedsheets4knickers Thu 10-Nov-16 22:41:34

Yes that's what i meant couldn't for the life of me remember the name x

Iamthecatsmother Thu 10-Nov-16 22:41:55

Don't have any words of wisdom but don't panick. Remember google is not the place to search for answers. It'll just scare you. Did GP say when the blood tests might be back?

NameChange76543 Thu 10-Nov-16 22:44:59

I know Google is the worst place to be looking. I honestly do. But still I keep on googling. GP asked that we make an appointment to see him next Thursday. We went for the blood tests after school on Tuesday so I'm consoling myself with the fact that if they picked anything worrying up, they'd surely call me to get me in sooner.

Bedsheets4knickers Thu 10-Nov-16 22:48:15

Op just to add , I've just googled hematoma and mine didn't look like the images either .. we all bruise differently or react to things differently . Try not to worry and I agree keep away from google . Xx

Iamthecatsmother Fri 11-Nov-16 22:41:29

Re blood tests - my husband was very ill recently. We didn't know what was wrong and he had his bloods done at the GP. The hospital phoned later that evening at around 1030 for him to be admitted immediately, turned out it was hepititis.

Why don't you phone the GP to see if they have the results before Thursday, it might help put your mind at rest. In the meantime, there are no answers on google, seriously don't look, it won't help.

NameChange76543 Sun 13-Nov-16 22:57:41

Thanks for your response, sorry it's taken me a little while to get back to you. I think I will phone the GP surgery to see if the results are back tomorrow. I've stopped googling, and I'm not as worried now that it's been 5 days since we had the blood tests and nobody has called me to tell us to go in sooner. Thank you again for taking the time to reply, and I hope your husband is OK.

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