I'm in the middle of exam season studying abroad and I have some absolutely terrifying symptoms
for some time there has been an area in my mid-thigh that is painful. At first I thought it was a bruise but there was no mark or discoloration to show for it, then it would throb painfully from time to time.
About two weeks later I noticed a small bump forming in the area.
It is very painful when pressed on but when I don't press on it I don't feel it at all.
There is no swelling in my legs, and no bruising. I did NOT hit the area. I've been through all the most obvious options.
I don't have any more signs typical of a blood clot.
The area is deep in the thigh and requires me to press on it to feel it.
It throbs once in a while but not at any particular time.
The area seems to have gotten bigger, and now if I press on other areas near it on my thigh (usually over/near blood vessels) they feel similarly painful.
Please note: I cannot go see a doctor. I am in a foreign county with no health insurance.
In two weeks I go home, I need to know if I can afford to wait two weeks, and if it is safe for me to fly in a plane.
Please, if you know anything that could help let me know. I'm terrified, I can't focus on my studies, and I can't do anything about it.