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I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?

I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?

Phlebits: Could represent superficial thrombophlebitis. This is formation of a blood clot in the superficial veins. Usually responds to warm compresses/heating pad and ibuprofen. More likely if you have a history of varicose veins, leg swelling, or spider veins ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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 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?

Should be evaluated: Although the majority of lumps and bumps that appear on arms and legs are benign. The only way to be sure is to see a doctor and have it examined. Sometimes an MRI is needed to make the diagnosis. Best not to ignore it especially if it is painful or sensitive. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 a lump on my leg on the side of my chin sometimes its soft an sometimes its hard? What could it possibly be?

Depends: It could be a benign lipoma (fatty deposit) or a subaceous cyst - see your dr. To followup - to make certain it isn't more serious. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Get it seen.: If you have an irregular size shap texture or colored lesion seek a medical opinion. Skin cancer can occure anywhere in anyone. It may be benign but a medical physician should look at it. In the mean time wear sunblock. ...Read more

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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 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?

Bump: It is not possible to make a diagnosis without examining the lump. It could be a dermatofibroma. However strange things often show up on people and sometimes it is necessary to biopsy a spot to know what is causing it. See your doctor or dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it normal to get a big lump on your shin if you hit your leg hard?

Is it normal to get a big lump on your shin if you hit your leg hard?

Yes: It is a sub-dermal release of blood. It will usually resolve in a week or so. If not see dr. ...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 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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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