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Hard Lump On My Leg
I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?
I have a skin coloured hard lump on my lower leg. It hurts a bit on touching. It is about 12mm*6mm in size. No other symptoms. What could it be?
I woke up with a small green hard lump on my lower leg. The lump itself doesn't hurt but my leg below it hurts when I apply pressure like a shin splin?
Be seen: There are a lot of possibilities, it would probably be good to have a physician look at it to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?
Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?
I have a hard painfull lump on my left leg very close to the shin bone. It hurts when I walk and also to the touch. It appeared suddenly.
See your Orthopod!:
Sudden appearance of a painful & tender swelling in the leg could be due to a number
of causes. It could be from a fall or stumble resulting in a fx or torn muscle; or due to an infection. All these would be associated with a history of a trauma or fever, etc.
Rarer causes include a bone tumor breaking thru, resulting in sudden swelling, pain & tenderness.
Bleeding vessel might also cause the same. ...Read more
Hello, I have a longish, hard lump where my torso and legs meet (groin area?) on the right side. It's appeared a few days ago and is tender to touch.
Possible hernia: You should get that evaluated by a surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
I have a hard slightly movable lump where my leg meets my groin, it's tender but doesn't feel like a ingrown hair. Should I worry? No other symtpoms.
Lump: You might have a lymph node in your groin area. If becomes painful or enlarges you should consult your doctor ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my lower inner left leg about halfway between my knee and ankle you cannot see it only feel it and can be sensitive to touch should I be worried?
I have a hard quarter sized lump on my right leg on the shin bone right above my right ankle on the tendon and I was wondering what this sounds like?
It could be: It may very well be a ganglionic cyst/ganglion. This is a common location for something like this. But there are other bony and soft tissue cyst/masses that could less commonly account for this. I would encourage you to have a physician evaluate this lesion to make sure it's not something more concerning. ...Read more
I have a lump on my leg on the side of my chin sometimes its soft an sometimes its hard? What could it possibly be?
I have this small lump on my leg. It's hard and feels almost like a little ball inside my skin. It doesn't hurt at all. Just curious as what it is.
Many benign tumors:
There are many benign growths in the skin and under the skin.
In general, if a lump has been there for many years and is not changing it is not dangerous.
If a lump is growing it should be evaluated. Some common lumps and bumps that are benign are lipomas and benign cysts.
If you have any concerns you can have it evaluated, and possibly removed and biopsied for confirmation. ...Read more
I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?
Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible. ...Read more
I have a spot like lump on my leg. Its been there for months. Its a pink colour. Compared to my peach skin. It feels quite hard and small?
I have a small lump on my leg above my knee nearly at my thigh it's not a mole but small and hard and doesn't seem to be going away what could this be?
I've got a small pea size hard lump in power master side of my leg bleeds if picked had it for a couple of years?
See your doctor: A doctor would have to examine you and possibly biopsy the lesion. Stop picking at it. ...Read more
I have a lump on my right calf (more on outter leg, it's hard (no injury) and often I get a three inch long indenting next to it?
I have a lump right at the top of my leg that is just larger than a pea and quite firm, it hurts when I touch it. What could it be?
Have cellulitis...On IV meds for 4 days. Symptoms improving but have hard painful lump on leg in centre of affected area...Should I get checked again?
First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?
Not necessarily: It's difficult to say based on the info you provided. As is the lump in the deep muscle, superficial skin or bone. If it's in the bone, it could be related to a bone callus. If its the deeper muscle, it could be myositis ossificans, which is a calcium deposit in the muscle after truama. Skin wise, that could be a hypertrophic amongst other things. Usually are only problems if create pain. ...Read more
Yes: It is a sub-dermal release of blood. It will usually resolve in a week or so. If not see dr. ...Read more
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
Hard, painless lump on the middle of lower leg under then skin. Skin not affected. What could that be?
Could be: It could be a cyst of some type. You should have it checked by your doctor. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have a 2" long hard lump in the crease of my groin and leg, it is not painful. Should I be concerned?
Mysterious lump: A lump in that area could be several things. The most likely thing is an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for a number of reasons spanning from a simple infection to cancer. Another possibility is a hernia. This is where a section of bowel pushes through a weakness in your abdominal wall. You should go see your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more
A hard painful lump on the butt check. Tired alot. No taste or nasty taste... The leg on the same side is swollen...
Under the skin on the upper outside of my leg is a huge hard painful lump. What could it be? Pain is shooting down leg
Enlarged lymph node: The lump could be an enlarged lymph node. You should go to your pcp immediately and get a biopsy, because non painful hard lumps could be cancerous. ...Read more
I have a hard lump under skin on leg near my panty line. It's hurts to touch. It's not the first time it has come up but does go away?
Cyst: It soulnds like an epidermal cyst and is easily handled by your local doctor. It may be treated with heat and antibiotics or just excised depending on the situation. You want to see a doctor for the pain ...Read more
I have a semi-hard lump under the skin on the side of my leg. It started out like a bug bite on the external skin and now there is discomfort?
Lump/pain: It sounds like a cyst that may now be infected. Be examined and drained or removed if indicated. Some doctors also give antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more
I have this hard bump or lump on the side of my leg that came out of nowhere literally. It doesn't hurt, it just occasionally itches. What is this?
Lesion on skin: Lots of possibilities. Lots of missing info. E.g. Size color shape over skin or under skin do you have other medical problems. If it doesn't resolve in one week please see Dermatologist. ...Read more