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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?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Benign cyst: Unless it is painful, it is usually benign and harmless.
Answered on Jan 27, 2013
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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
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Dr. Sourendra Raut
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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