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i have a hard painful lump on my inner thigh it is the size of a loony and the surrounding skin is red what is it?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Lump: It could be a few things but likely an ingrown hair that has become infected or an abscess. It is less likely a lymph node. Because of its size you should be seen and potentially have it drained and receive antibiotics. Applying warm compresses may help.ball the best.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have a hard, painful lump under the skin in my upper thigh. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Lump: And painful lump is cause for concern. You should definitely have it checked out.

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