A member asked:

I have a 1 1/2" bean shaped lump on my right shin under the skin, it is 4" below the knee to the left of my shin bone. its movable and not painful.

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

From your limited: description, it sounds like a lipoma or fibrolipoma. I cannot be sure without actual exam, so show it to your doctor just to be sure.

Answered 6/4/2017


Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Varies: There are a number of possibilities from a bursa to a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, lymph node, etc. hard really to say more without actually seeing it. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis.

Answered 1/5/2019



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