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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Aaron Roland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Cody Mead
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Devon Webster
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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

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