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Is severe pain around the left groin area while suffering from lymphedema a matter of concern?

I am experiencing severe pain in my left groin and into the thigh it is a sore burning pain when I move, I do however have a cist on my lymphnode that couple years ago they did a biopsy and it was fine, I also have a pain pump on my left side along with that I hae lymphodema mainly in my right leg. should I be concerned aboutthis new pain. I am in a wheelchair djue to the lymphodema plwase advisen i am very scared.
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
As a first line management you can take analgesics like paracetamol or aceclofenac for pain relief.
Generally these kind of pain will settle in couple of days.
If symptoms persist better to consult a general surgeon and plan for an ultrasound scan to look for any collection.
Wishing all the best.
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