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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...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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Hard purple lup on knee with redness around. Have had leg pain for a month the lump just showed up. Is this dvt?

Hard purple lup on knee with redness around. Have had leg pain for a month the lump just showed up. Is this dvt?

Superficial: I sounds like a superficial vein with pain, called thrombophlebitis which is an inflammation of the vein. Other possibilities include an infected cyst or hair follicle, or insect bite. It is hard to say without seeing the lesion. Best course of action. Apply a warm compress for about 5 minutes, multiple times and take an anti inflammatory for pain. See a Doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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Hard purple lump on front of knee with redness around it. Have had leg pain for a month butthe lump just showed up. Is this a dvt?

Hard purple lump on front of knee with redness around it. Have had leg pain for a month butthe lump just showed up. Is this a dvt?

Low probability: DVT is a serious condition. The typical location for leg DVT is the back of the knee and the calf. The purple color is worrying me. Please go to your doctor to review why you are having leg pain for one month. ...Read more

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Pain in leg for weeks now there is a hard purple pea sized lump on front of knee with redness. Negative us and d dimer. Could it still be dvt?

Pain in leg for weeks now there is a hard purple pea sized lump on front of knee with redness. Negative us and d dimer. Could it still be dvt?

Not likely: The description is not consistent with DVT, and a negative D-dimer makes it very unlikely that you have a deep vein thrombus. ...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 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 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'm 35 years old, overweight. I smoked for 18 years. My left leg hurts, a few hard red lumps, toes keep turning blue. Could this be a circulation issue?

I'm 35 years old, overweight. I smoked for 18 years. My left leg hurts, a few hard red lumps, toes keep turning blue. Could this be a circulation issue?

Yes, circulation: Can be the issue. Please see your doc ASAP to avoid further or permanent damage. Congratulations on freeing yourself from smoking. That is helpful. Peace and good health. ...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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Bruise led to red hard lump its slightly swollen skin is tight seems warm to the touch it hurts when standing on the leg where it's located help?

Bruise led to red hard lump its slightly swollen skin is tight seems warm to the touch it hurts when standing on the leg where it's located help?

Hematoma: Bruises could form collection of blood underneath skin surface, may cause pain. Usually self limited, warm compresses may help. If does not reduce in a weeks time, seek medical advice ...Read more

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I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

Lumps aching joints: F of unknown age or location or medical Hx notes: I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an? ANS: Many things can do. Do u live with ticks carrying Lyme disease? Are you in age range/location for acute rheumatic fever? Always provide at least this information. See local Dr now. ...Read more

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I have hard, red, hot lumps on lower legs. Left is worse. Doesn't itch. Leg pain & swelling. Tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone & others. Five days now.?

I have hard, red, hot lumps on lower legs. Left is worse. Doesn't itch. Leg pain & swelling. Tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone & others. Five days now.?

Need to be seen: Doesn't seem to be allergies, ? Infection rather, kindly get seen by your doctor for full history and physical exam, you may Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more

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Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc, Consult your doctor ...Read more

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Lump under skin on upper inner thigh last night. Today redness has appeared on surrounding area find it hard to sit/walk pain down thigh. Plz help.

Lump under skin on upper inner thigh last night. Today redness has appeared on surrounding area find it hard to sit/walk pain down thigh. Plz help.

Infected cyst: Until you see a doctor you should do warm soaks twice or three times a day. You may be given an oral antibiotic or it may need to be incised and drained. ...Read more

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Hard lump under the skin on inner thigh, bikini line, doesn't hurt. Feels like fatty tissue, no redness, no head. Kind of scared.

Hard or fatty?: A hard lump could be a small fibroma. A fatty lump would not be hard. This would be a lipoma. Both are usually benign but to be sure you need an exam. Get it checked out so you can stop worrying about it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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got a small hard painful lump on bikini line, below my inner thigh bone, no redness or pimple like appearance. Should I worry?

Lump: Small firm lump in that area may be an ingrown hair or an inclusion cyst. Apparently there is no inflammation or infection. These lumps may not recede or need to be removed, but for peace of mind, have your physician or dermatologist examine it. ...Read more

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When I put weight on my right leg, small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when I'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?

When I put weight on my right leg, small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when I'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?

Varicose Veins: You seem to be describing varicose veins which typically enlarge and bulge when standing and disappear and decompress when lying. Varicose veins are usually the result of malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and, in someone your age, there may also be a genetic component. You should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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When I stand on my leg, some veins bulge out. Not the whole vein but part of the vein gets a lump on it. No pain when touched or redness. What is this?

When I stand on my leg, some veins bulge out. Not the whole vein but part of the vein gets a lump on it. No pain when touched or redness. What is this?

Maybe normal: Maybe normal veins. Veins near the ankle/foot can increase in size due to standing. Varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to review veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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I awoke this am with a stinging pain in my R leg. Seems to b along side of my shin. No redness, swelling or lumps. Normal gait. Comes and goes. I don't run?

I awoke this am with a stinging pain in my R leg. Seems to b along side of my shin. No redness, swelling or lumps. Normal gait. Comes and goes. I don't run?

Different possibilit: Could be a pinched nerve, such as in the back, a strain or sprain of a muscle, ligament or tendon. If it's severe, I would get it looked at ASAP. If not so bad, try OTC med like ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) or topical medications like icy hot, or just ice. ...Read more

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Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Swelling of knee and: Foot. It will be helpful to state age and any previous history of injury or surgery and any other medical history to be able to offer a reasonable differential. See a doctor ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a large red lump on inner thigh that is soft on the top and hard under it. I get sist but it doesn't feel like one?

Evaluation: Hi, there is no way to say what this mass is without examining it, please see an MD for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a  hard painful lump on my inner thigh it is the size of a loony and the surrounding skin is red what is it?

I have a  hard painful lump on my inner thigh it is the size of a loony and the surrounding skin is red what is it?

Lump: It could be a few things but likely an ingrown hair that has become infected or an abscess. It is less likely a lymph node. Because of its size you should be seen and potentially have it drained and receive antibiotics. Applying warm compresses may help. Ball the best. ...Read more