A 29-year-old female asked:
i have a small pea sized lump under the skin on my shin. it's soft, completely circular, and you can kind of move it not a lot though. what is this, do i need to see a doctor, and if so, what kind?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Rita Agarwal answered
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Benign cyst: Unless it is painful, it is usually benign and harmless.
Answered on Jan 27, 2013
Dr. Boris Aronzon answered
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: This lump will continue to worry you. See the surgeon to get it removed or aveliate your concerns.
Answered on Dec 8, 2015
Dr. Sourendra Raut answered
17 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Maybe not: This may be a benign tumor called a lipoma, or a small scar-ball called a fibroma. If it is not growing and it is not painful, one can monitor these lumps and visit a physician if they grow, become painful, the skin changes color or consistency over the lump or it starts draining fluid.
Answered on Feb 26, 2018
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