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I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium: It could be a cyst which is filled with fluid and can happen after an injury or almost jello type tissue if you have had it for a while or a lipoma, that consists of fatty tissue, both cause no problems. However, if the lump is getting bigger or is not going away, best to see a podiatrist or a surgeon, get an ultrasound and/or an MRI to find exactly what it is. ...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?

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 2" long hard lump in the crease of my groin and leg, it is not painful. Should I be concerned?

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 painful hard lump in the area of cuboid. Also have pain in left leg and back.

NOT RELATED: With this limited information, I don't think the two are related. Any history of injury? Following a good history and physical, x-rays are in order.
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When I gently rub on the crees of my leg next to my vagina I can feel a painful hard lump what's right there?

When I gently rub on the crees of my leg next to my vagina I can feel a painful hard lump what's right there?

You may have: Follicultits and a subsequent boil (skin infection) or possibly a bartholins abscess if at the bottom entrance to the right or left. Consider seeing you doc. Gd luck. ...Read more

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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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Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

The lump needs to: Be looked at by a doc. It may be a sebaceous cyst, tumor, bug bite, etc. Your doc will tell you and treat you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I think I got bit by a spider last night my leg was painful and there was a red hard lump. Today it's still very tender and the redness has grown?

I think I got bit by a spider last night my leg was painful and there was a red hard lump. Today it's still very tender and the redness has grown?

SPIDER BITE: All spiders contain venom... it is how they kill their prey. Most venom is histo-toxic... It inflames & at times destroys tissue. The redness represents the venom 'leeching' out from bite site. Sometimes the redness will become black in the middle & 'follow' the redness. The size of spider bite wounds should be VERY CLOSELY monitored to make sure they are healing properly! ...Read more

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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Weird hard lump on upper shin. Under knee. Painful to bend knee. Painful to straighten leg. Sudden appearance. No trauma to leg at all. Help?

Could be several: Things and all of them need xrays and proper physician examination and diagnosis. Scar tissue from previous trauma, lipoma, bone spur, and bone sarcomas/ tumors are all possibilities. Please get yourself to a physician to help diagnose and treat asap. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have been getting hard lumps under skin on legs that are red/scarred and itchy and painful they indent when pressed and worsen in. Heat or sunlight?

I have been getting hard lumps under skin on legs that are red/scarred and itchy and painful they indent when pressed and worsen in. Heat or sunlight?

Hard lumps: Since the lumps are bilateral one has to consider the possibility of erythema nodosom. This a rash that can appear s a result of many illnesses such as strep, tb, sarcoidosis, but basically the cause is unknown. If you are in pain you can take ibuprofen. Warm bathes can also ease the pain. The important thing is to see your doctor to see if he can establish a cause. ...Read more

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I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

Likely a hematoma: From what you describe, it sounds like a hematoma, or blood collection. It also may be other things. Seeing a doctor in person would be the way to go, really. ...Read more

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I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes.?

I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes.?

Unusual: I do not expect a mosquito bite to be painful and wonder if your bite was from another bug such as spider. If it is still painful, see your doctor to make sure that the area has not been infected. ...Read more

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I have a spider bite; its swollen into a hard lump about the size of a tennis ball, is dark reddish, and extremely painful to walk or move my leg.?

I have a spider bite; its swollen into a hard lump about the size of a tennis ball, is dark reddish, and extremely painful to walk or move my leg.?

See a doctor now: A bite from a spider, or other insect, which swells with red or dark color is very concerning for infection and/or dead tissue (necrosis). Symptoms such as pain with movement raise concern that the infection/necrosis is spreading. Someone with such a wound should seek IMMEDIATE medical care. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

Phlebitis: What you are describing is superficial phlebitis or a clot in a superficial varicose vein. The treatment is warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen. You should also see a veins specialist for a full venous evaluation. Including a venous ultrasound. Superficial phlebitis usually does not travel but a vein specialist can determine the extent of the phlebitis ...Read more

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I fell on my leg about 5 weeks ago, the bruising is gone but a painful, hard lump remains on my shin (~1.5 in. Diameter), should I see a doctor?

I fell on my leg about 5 weeks ago, the bruising is gone but a painful, hard lump remains on my shin (~1.5 in. Diameter), should I see a doctor?

If this is in the-: -area of bruising, it is most likely an organized clot, & then fibrosis sets in & U R feeling the residual lump. This should clear up with no treatment, but sometimes there may remain a small lump U can feel, but is not usually visible to an untrained eye as Ur friends. Just wait it out. Sometimes heat may aid in clearing it up. ...Read more

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A hard lump just started developing on my inner thigh. I can't pop it. Its very painful though. What could it be?

A hard lump just started developing on my inner thigh. I can't pop it. Its very painful though. What could it be?

Thigh lesion: You most likely have an inflamed epidermoid cyst or an abscess on your thigh. The epidermoid cyst needs to be surgically removed including the capsule or it will grow back. An abscess needs to be drained and you need to be placed on antibiotics. See you local dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Two hard sometimes painful lumps, one on each thigh. Both about 2-3". Anything to be concerned about? Thank you.

Maybe: You should be seen by a doctor and probably get a biopsy if the mass is as large as you say. If it is in the groin crease there is a possibility of it being a groin hernia, but I would recommend seeing a doctor. ...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

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I have a hard lump under my skin in inner thigh, it's painful it appears and disappears. I have not noticed what triggers it to appear or vise versa.

I have a hard lump under my skin in inner thigh, it's painful it appears and disappears. I have not noticed what triggers it to appear or vise versa.

Cyst or lymph node: It is possible to be a simple sebaceous cyst under the skin or, depending on location, a lymph node.
It looks like it is not associated with any other skin lesions at all or rashes. I think it would be best to see your physician for this when it actually happens, for a better evaluation. ...Read more