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Doctor insights on: Bumps On Shin Symptoms

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Could a painless bump on the shin be a blood clot? If so could it be linked to or a symptom of dvt?

Could a painless bump on the shin be a blood clot? If so could it be linked to or a symptom of dvt?

Unlikely: A bump in the shin area could be the result of injuring oneself, or a fatty tumor. One can develop a bump from Superficial thrombopheblitis that can occur in the anterior leg, but would most likely be painful. A DVT is defined in the deep veins which occur deep in the muscles of the leg, or thigh. ...Read more

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My son has a bump on his shin . I don't know what it is.

My son has a bump on his shin . I don't know what it is.

Location ?: If it is just below the kneecap at the top of the shin, it may just be the growth/attachment plate ofthe upper leg muscles. It can get lumpy/squishy/painful during the early part of the pre-teen/teen years.If it is further down the leg it is likely shin splints or a bone bruise. Your doc can figure it out. ...Read more

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Bump on my shin! what is it? How do I find out?

Bump on my shin! what is it? How do I find out?

Physician Eval.: You should be evaluated by your physician or an orthopaedic surgeon. X-rays will determine if the bones are involved. An ultrasound or MRI will help determine the status of the bump as well. ...Read more

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I have a small bump all my shin and it aches at night. Should I be worried?

I have a small bump all my shin and it aches at night. Should I be worried?

Lumps and bumps : You are an 18 year old female with a painful bump, please see your doctor. Unless there has been direct trauma to explain this I have a high suspicion and concern. This must be worked up. Orthopaedics has a protocol based on your age and location of bump. This is not to be ignored. ...Read more

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I developed these bumps on my shins as an allergic reaction to the b.C. I was told it was something people don't get&still has latin name.What is it?

I developed these bumps on my shins as an allergic reaction to the b.C. I was told it was something people don't get&still has latin name.What is it?

Erythema nodosum?: Erythema nodosum is inflammation of the fatty layer of the skin. Birth control pills are one of the common causes, but there are many others including reaction to other medications, infections, autoimmune conditions, scarcoidosis, etc. ...Read more

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I have tiny clusters of bumps on both shins that itch (slightly red), and also small bumps that are spread across my inner thigh (don't itch/very red)?

I have tiny clusters of bumps on both shins that itch (slightly red), and also small bumps that are spread across my inner thigh (don't itch/very red)?

New itchy rash: Any new itchy rash can be due to a new medicine, soap, detergent or skin care product. Those are the most likely culprits. Stop any new products. Call your doc if you have started a new medicine and it is giving you a rash. If it does not resolve in 2-3 days when stopping the new product, see MD. ...Read more

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Bumps under my skin on my shins, should I be concerned?

Bumps under my skin on my shins, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: Your doctor could see if it is infectious folliculitis or if you have atopic dermatitis. Depending on the circumstances of how it got there also affects how to treat it. It may be from an injury or a razor burn, . ...Read more

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Just a question, I have bumps under the skin on my shins, I've had them since I was a kid, not painful, just weird wondering what they are.

Just a question, I have bumps under the skin on my shins, I've had them since I was a kid, not painful, just weird wondering what they are.

Best guess: My best guess is that they are due to old bruises/contusions where blood dissolved under the skin and released calcium which deposited under the skin. Have your doctor take a look next time you are there for a check up. ...Read more

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What can cause a small bump on my shin that aches at night?

What can cause a small bump on my shin that aches at night?

Orthopaedics consult: If you have significant night pain, an osteoid osteoma comes to mind. However, the best answer is to refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon for a full history and exam. Imaging such as x-rays helps in the diagnosis of such issues. Have you had any trauma to your shin? Playing sports? Your physician will be able to look at your leg in person and give expert advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please. When i work out i get red bumps on my thighs and shins, what's the deal?

Help please. When i work out i get red bumps on my thighs and shins, what's the deal?

Folliculitis: Several possibilities including folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicles. Some people also get a histamine release when they sweat which can cause redness. See your primary care or a dermatologist for further recommendations. ...Read more