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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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