Top 20 Doctor insights on: Hard lump in upper thigh

Share
1

1
A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

Painful lump: A painful hard lump in the thigh area is likely to be either a 'boil' (usually reddish/purplish in color), or a growing cyst (cysts, however, are not usually as tender as boils. The spreading rash to the calves is hard to explain and may represent a second problem. ...Read more

2

2
I have a nickel size hard lump on my upper thigh. No rash or marks just a hard lump?

I have a nickel size hard lump on my upper thigh. No rash or marks just a hard lump?

Show your doctor: Or dermatologist as this can be many things, from a cyst to lipoma and more. You may need a biopsy but without looking at it and feeling it I have no way of knowing. Hope that helps ...Read more

4

4
What is this smaller hard lump in my upper thighs that only hurts when applied pressure. It is very hard and has been there for a few weeks.

What is this smaller hard lump in my upper thighs that only hurts when applied pressure. It is very hard and has been there for a few weeks.

Thigh Lump: This could be several things. It could be a cyst or a collection of fat known as a lipoma. It also could be an inflamed lymph node. It is probably a good idea to get it evaluated by a physician to see what it is since it is new and tender. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
Hello, I have a painful, hard, quarter sized lump on my upper thigh. Its red around the actual lump and hasn't got any smaller.

Abcess or pustule.: This may be a small abcess or pustule. The redness around the lump may also be a sign of infection. Could also be an infected hair follicle from shaving the legs.
See your doc over this to make sure it is not serious. ...Read more

8

8
Hard lump middle of upper inner thigh, it's been a month. Painless, doesn't pop. Occasionally gets bigger (quarter size), then shrinks (pea-size) help?

Picture: Dear JessS, unfortunately a lump in that location that changes sizes could be many things. I would suggest that you consider doing a formal consult where you can share a picture is the lump. I am sorry I cannot be more helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

9

9
I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

Need more info: There are several possible diagnoses. May be a growth, an abscess or a foreign body or something else. I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care physician very soon. ...Read more

10

10
My sister has a large, hard lump about the size of a softball on her upper thigh. It is painful to touch in some areas. Should we be concerned?

My sister has a large, hard lump about the size of a softball on her upper thigh. It is painful to touch in some areas. Should we be concerned?

Needs attention: A painful lump needs attention. The most likely possibility is an abscess which needs to be drained. But there are other possibilities. She should see a doctor. ...Read more

13

13
Hello, I have a lump on my inner upper thigh near my groin. It is irregular in shape, hard, somewhat movable, deep (under fat), yet not painful Ideas?

Hello, I have a lump on my inner upper thigh near my groin. It is irregular in shape, hard, somewhat movable, deep (under fat), yet not painful Ideas?

Have it checked: This is something you'll want to have checked out. Hard irregular things growing under your skin need to be evaluated properly. See your doc for an exam and follow up testing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

15

15
On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

Bleeding: Most likely you had bleeding that resulted in hematoma. Your blood INR levels may need to be checked if you are not having it checked regularly. ...Read more

16

16
Hard, 1cm round lump under skin front upper thigh unchanged for 7 years. Is it cancer? Female age 35.

Hard, 1cm round lump under skin front upper thigh unchanged for 7 years. Is it cancer? Female age 35.

Probably not!: A 1cm lump that has not changed for 7 years is very unlikely to be cancer! Why? Because cancer grows, especially if it is not treated. What you describe sounds like a benign mass or cyst. An ultrasound and/or biopsy would give you a diagnosis, but it might not be necessary. Ask your primary care provider to take a look at this next time you're in. And read about lipomas to see if that fits! ...Read more

17

17
I have a lump on my outside upper thigh, it's hard when I stiffen my leg, otherwise is smushy and sometimes warm, it's the size of my palm?

I have a lump on my outside upper thigh, it's hard when I stiffen my leg, otherwise is smushy and sometimes warm, it's the size of my palm?

See a doctor: Especially if this is new or changing in size or shows signs of infection, you should be seen right away. It could be a number of things from a benign lipoma to a severe infection to a developing cancer, . ...Read more

18

18
Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty: Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

20

20
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