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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

Abscess: This sounds like an abscess or collection of pus from an infection. It may have started out as an ingrown hair or infected gland. Until you can see your physician to get it evaluated and treated, use warm compresses on it. ...Read more

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Lump on upper leg near goin?

Lump on upper leg near goin?

Is it painful?: A lump in the groin could be a boil, benign tumor or a hernia. Definetly need more information. Check with your physcian. ...Read more

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Lump like a bug bite on upper leg doesn't itch. Already applied citronella oil and size reduced but not really dissapear. Now it turn blackish color.

Lump like a bug bite on upper leg doesn't itch. Already applied citronella oil and size reduced but not really dissapear. Now it turn blackish color.

Maybe spider: It does sound like an insect bite. These sometimes become infected and end up as abscesses which require drainage. A brown recluse spider can cause a bite that often causes tissue damage and may appear black. Have the lesion reviewed by your doctor for further care. ...Read more

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Hard lump of inside of upper leg. Just had physical 2 weeks ago, all blood work normal. Going on a long flight soon and wanted to know what it may be?

Hard lump of inside of upper leg. Just had physical 2 weeks ago, all blood work normal. Going on a long flight soon and wanted to know what it may be?

Need more info: Without seeing ; palpating this lump it is hard to give you an honest answer. Did you have this lump 2 weeks ago or did it pop up spontaneously? Please consult with your family physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump (under skin, not visible). Right where my upper leg meets the groin. Painful to touch. Seemed to appear overnight. Any ideas?

Prob a lymph node: If this worsens, or does not completely resolve in 2 weeks, see your DR.

Any cuts or abrasions on the R leg-this would go along with the enlarged node. ...Read more

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Could I lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.

Could I lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.

It depends: If suspected a clot, we need to do an ultrasound of the area. But, I am not sure what you meant by taking medications. If you are taking blood thinners and the levels are not within the required range then you still have a chance to develop a clot. If you are planning a trip, please walk or get up at least every 2 hours, that will help you to prevent a blood clot.
I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If the tissue is soft and mobile likely a lipoma. YOu can also have an injection granuloma. If you have to give yourself shots in your upper leg regularly you can get scar tissue in the area called a granuloma which is benign. IF the buldge persists over 2 weeks then see your doctor ...Read more

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Could the lump I feel inside on my upper leg be a blood clot? Just had blood work 2 weeks ago, everything was normal..

Could the lump I feel inside on my upper leg be a blood clot? Just had blood work 2 weeks ago, everything was normal..

Not likely, BUT: Never say never. Usually, blood clots can be painful and cause some swelling, but may not necessarily have a palpable mass. Any abnormal lumps though, should be evaluated and examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump inside upper leg. From time to time I feel like I pulled a muscle in my leg. What is the lump! Should I be concerned! Flying to hawaii soon?

Be seen: It is really hard to say without examining you, but I would definitely be seen before you go to hawaii. One possible cause is a blood clot in your leg which could potentially be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have painful tube like lumps at the crease of my upper leg near my hip (anterior) My pelvis has been extremely painful?

I have painful tube like lumps at the crease of my upper leg near my hip (anterior) My pelvis has been extremely painful?

Possibly enlarged: Lymph nodes, but hard to say based on limited information. You should probably see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

Size doesn't: Matter, at least not here. Lumps, need to be investigated. The fact you have three in different anatomical regions, just means you have three reasons to go see a dermatologist and have them looked at. ...Read more

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Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

WeAllTakeOurLumps: Yes, it could be what remains of a hematoma under the skin. That lump could be there for a few months but the body absorbs most or all of it. Nothing dangerous. Sometimes some scar remains forever but shouldn't be a problem unless you can see it and it bothers you. But, if it starts growing or begins to hurt or the skin discolors, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..

Lymph node: You are probably feeling an inguinal lymph node. If you just noticed this, and there are no others, watch it as you mentioned, but see your doctor if something changes (especially with your history). ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper inner thigh closer to my panty line. It is soft and small. It causes some discomfort and dimples when I pull the skin tight?

I have a lump on my upper inner thigh closer to my panty line. It is soft and small. It causes some discomfort and dimples when I pull the skin tight?

Need more info: The location is just too hard to completely understand. This could be anything from a varicose vein to lymph node to direct hernia. This is one of the times when you need to give more detail. I suggest doing a consult with one of the many HealthTap physicians to be able to give more information and possibly show a picture. ...Read more

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What cause semi-hard lump under skin on the upper thigh?

What cause semi-hard lump under skin on the upper thigh?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my inner thigh and when popped brownish puss and then blood came out. What is it and what caused it & how do I treat it?

I have a lump on my inner thigh and when popped brownish puss and then blood came out. What is it and what caused it & how do I treat it?

An abscess: Which should be completely, and professionally drained, and cultured. May or may not require antibiotics, but would leave up to treating physician. ...Read more

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I had a baby August 14th a couple of days later I got a lump on the right side of my upper thigh. It is painful and getting worse. What could cause?

I had a baby August 14th a couple of days later I got a lump on the right side of my upper thigh. It is painful and getting worse. What could cause?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

Many things: It could be a skin cyst, ingrown hair, folliculitis, lymph node, fatty tumor (lipoma), soft tissue cancer (sarcoma), hematoma (bruse from trauma) and many others. ...Read more

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What can cause a red, large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

What can cause a red, large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

A few things: If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...Read more

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What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it? Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.

Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, I would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it could be shingles, which can be treated. Get it looked at soon as getting on the antivirals for it sooner would give a better outcome. If, of course, it is shingles. ...Read more

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Hi I'm on holiday and its 40degrees. Like many women I have a little thigh rubbing but it has caused a few red lumps and dry skin - there is also a yellow liquid that comes from them. It's very painful what can you recommend I do? Thank you!!

Hi I'm on holiday and its 40degrees. Like many women I have a little thigh rubbing but it has caused a few red lumps and dry skin - there is also a yellow liquid that comes from them. It's very painful what can you recommend I do? Thank you!!

Zinc oxide: Chafing or rubbing of the thighs can result in various skin issues including the development of bullae with serous (inflammatory fluid). I would reccomend you apply a form of barrier cream. There are many types but many of them are thick, white and formulated with zinc oxide. The zinc oxide creams with vitamin a and vitamin d will also help healing ...Read more

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Tailbone pain left side lump feeling/tightness in back of thigh with occasional pain and lump near hamstring what can be the cause? Had baby12weeksago

Tailbone pain left side lump feeling/tightness in back of thigh with occasional pain and lump near hamstring what can be the cause? Had baby12weeksago

Rule out blood clot: Back pain is common after pregnancy with usual causes like sciatica, herniated discs, pyriformis syndrome. But a lump may also be a superficial or deep blood clot. Please see your doctor asap as clots are common after pregnancy ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a small ball like lump in the back of thigh under buttocks near groin? Also have Tailbone pain not sure related

What could be the cause of a small ball like lump in the back of thigh under buttocks near groin? Also have Tailbone pain not sure related

Unknown mass: It's hard to give you an exact answer based off of your description. Any mass should honestly be evaluated in person by your local physician. The chances that this would be anything malignant are very low but it is our responsibility as physicians to rule out anything that could be harmful. ...Read more

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I have a very bad pain in my thigh there is a lump in my leg. Could this be it?

Need evaluation: The lump needs to be evaluated as a possible sourse for your pain. ...Read more

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Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

The good news is: Most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. Which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more

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I got a knock to the side of my left thigh. Now I can hardly bend my leg. Feels like a lump on side of thigh and very painful. What shall I do?

I got a knock to the side of my left thigh. Now I can hardly bend my leg. Feels like a lump on side of thigh and very painful. What shall I do?

See a doctor.: It seems that you've suffered a traumatic injury. It may be simply a bad bruise, but I wonder if you've experienced something more serious like a tendon injury or rupture. Get examined so you don't have to worry - and so that you can become for comfortable! In the meantime, put an ice pack over the area. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I have several large lumps in the crease of my leg between my thigh and pelvic they have been there for over a year and are painful what could they be?

I have several large lumps in the crease of my leg between my thigh and pelvic they have been there for over a year and are painful what could they be?

Large, painful: If they are large, greater than an inch and painful they should be examined to determine why they are there. Be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...Read more