I'll try my best to ask this simply. I recently developed a terrible rash under both of my breasts that hasn't responded to antibiotics, cortisone crÃ¨me, antibiotic cream, powder. You name it.
I noticed what I thought was a rash on my left inner thigh at the groin. Upon closer inspection, it looks like a long bruise. Lighter in the center and goes to dark purple at the sides. Someone I know mentioned that this could be a sign of adult onset diabetes (I'm 64). My doctor can't see me for over a month so I looked on the internet and tried to find a photo similar to what mine looks like. All of what I could find was more in the order of brownish lines. Mine definitely looks like a bad bruise all along the groin fold just on one side.
Has anyone else here had this symptom before being diagnosed? What frightens me is that there are many mentions of it possibly being a sign of pancreatic cancer, gastro-intestinal cancer and other types of cancer if a bruised line like I have appears in someone older than forty. I have called the doctor's office to try to be seen earlier but no appts. are open.
IF this were to be a result of adult onset diabetes, and I change up my diet etc., will this go away? It is really rather ugly looking. Thanks for any help.View Thread
Thank you for your kind words. I live in Virginia. When I first moved here, I called at least twenty doctors before I could find one to go to. When she passed away, I only found out when I had to get a prescription refilled. Her office didn't notify patients.
I have a 100 copay for Urgent Care and I think I am going to do that. I will call ahead and make sure they will do blood tests etc.
Thank you very much for your reply. Getting to see the doctor has been complicated. My regular doctor fell down a flight of steps and died about eight months ago. I had to find a new doctor who would see me on my regular health insurance and then see me after I transition to Medicare on Oct. 1. In other words, a new doctor.
This problem with the rash on my chest showed up about 2 months ago. I wrote it off to heat rash under my breasts. I've had that before and since we don't have central a/c I wasn't all that concerned. I followed the treatment my former doctor had recommended. When that didn't work, I tried the various other methods I've mentioned. Not all at the same time. Anyway, nothing has remedied the rash and then I took notice of the painless bruising in my groin. It actually looks like the same kind of bruise my husband had when he had a stent put in via the femoral artery. But it stays the same, deep dark color and hasn't changed to yellow or what looks like a healing bruise. Once I saw that, I ramped up my search for a doctor for reasons stated above.
I did call the doctor back and asked to be seen sooner because of this problem but they said that there was nothing at all open. They put me on the mythical "if a patient cancels list."
I then called my dermatologist who operated on me for melanoma last year but she too is booked until almost October.
It's very frustrating. I've never lived somewhere before where doctor's office staffs are under such strict orders not to 'squeeze' in a patient with a problem.View Thread