A 32-year-old female asked:
i have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. started out as a small lump under skin. size of half dollar now.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Phillip Goebel answered
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Abscess: This sounds like an abscess or collection of pus from an infection. It may have started out as an ingrown hair or infected gland. Until you can see your physician to get it evaluated and treated, use warm compresses on it.
Answered on Feb 9, 2016
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