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How long have these spots been present? Did they appear at the same time?
do you have any medical problems or take any medication
How large are these spots?
Is the skin broken or have any blisters/lesions on it in these areas?
I noticed these tender areas about 3 or 4 days ago. yes they appeared at the same time but the right side is more tender and slightly more inflamed.
What is your height and weight?
I have had severe appendicitis symptoms but blood work showed that appendicitis was not it. Never determined what that issue was and that was about 3 years ago. Since then i have had no medical problems and i do not take any medication.
the inflamed spots look like a muscle that is running at an angle towards the groin, about 1/2" wide 2" long.
I am 5'9", 140lbs.
Inflamed spots on the surface of the body are not part of the signs or symptoms of appendicitis so there is no need to be concerned about that condition.
Is it this inflamed area on the same area of each leg or is is located in a different part of the limb from one side to the other?
The skin is not broken but i did notice shortly before the sore spots a rash forming on my lower back on the waistline. I thought i had been bitten by a spider over night, but since then the rash is spreading along my waistline towards the front.
the inflamed areas mirror each other.
Hmmmm......interesting. Other then the inflamed areas do you have any other bodily sympoms?
just some pain in my lower right abdomen. it was enough to wake me up last night and i am a heavy sleeper
Any nausea/vomiting etc?
It seems that you have gone offline. It is possible that it is just a glitch with your connection. I will continue and see if you return.
Thank you for all the extra information. From what you have posted I do not believe that it is necessary for you to go to the ER at this point. You should be OK to keep the appointment you already have scheduled.
Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?
oddly, i have been keeping to my triathlon training during the rash and the tender spots and that has not increased the pain or seemed to have done anything.
no nausea or vomiting
That is another sign to me that this is not anything that need ER treatment. You are obviously in good shape and otherwise healthy.
It might be helpful, especially if these lesions are changing very much, to take a picture with the date on it (from a cell phone etc) to show your doctor when you see him.
Does this make sense to you?
Good. Have a wonderful evening.
do you think it could be hernia
No. It would be very unusual for it to appear in two different spots at once.
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And hernia's are not usually inflamed in nature....
Are my symptoms strange enough that you don't have any possible causes?
Your condition, while talking about it on "chat" is helpful, really requires a hands-on examination. But, to directly answer your question, whatever it is does not seem to require a trip to the ER.
OK, thanks I guess I'll wait for my dr. appt next week
I think that it is perfectly safe to do so. Have a good evening.