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Has anyone had a lump on their shin? How soon does it go away after hitting it?

Has anyone had a lump on their shin? How soon does it go away after hitting it?

If a result of: Injury shold go away in few days to a week, if did not check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my leg on the stairs lastweek and there a bruise and a huge lump that won't go away, should I be concerned?  

I fell and hit my leg on the stairs lastweek and there a bruise and a huge lump that won't go away, should I be concerned?  

Hematoma?: This could be a hematoma, which is essentially a black-and-blue mark that's a bit deeper under the skin. Whereas black-and-blue marks spread in two dimensions, a hematoma grows in three dimensions so can feel like a lump under the skin. If your leg is not diffusely swollen then a DVT is probably not a concern. Warm soaks to this area may help. ...Read more

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I hit my shin with a stair on the pool and now I have a little lump that feels attached to the bone. It hurts when I press on it.

I hit my shin with a stair on the pool and now I have a little lump that feels attached to the bone. It hurts when I press on it.

Most likely a sub-: -sub pereosteal hematoma. They R hard & tender/painful 2 touch or bump it. Ice initially, after a couple days switch 2 heat, usually go away but often leave a bump much smaller, that may always B there. Not painful but just there. Not a big deal, , as long as there was no laceration present. ...Read more

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What if you hit your shin and it hurt but it didn't bruise. A week later though there was a hard lump on my shin. Could I have chipped my shin?

What if you hit your shin and it hurt but it didn't bruise. A week later though there was a hard lump on my shin. Could I have chipped my shin?

Could be: You may developed bleeding under the lining, periosteum, of the shin. Leave it alone, just observe it. If it does not grow, it will resolve though it may take a few months. If it grows, becomes red and painful, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get sarcomas in the shin area of leg? If so what are the symptoms? I have a non painful lump that won't go away. But it's not getting bigger

Can you get sarcomas in the shin area of leg? If so what are the symptoms? I have a non painful lump that won't go away. But it's not getting bigger

Yes, but rare: Your concern will likely only be alleviated after you've seen a physician, had an x-ray and been given answers as to the cause of this lump. Even without seeing you, I would say that a sarcoma would be an extremely unlikely cause of this lump. Nodular areas in the shin are quite common and sometimes develop after minor trauma to the area. These can take months to resolve. It's time to see a doc! ...Read more

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7 y.O. Has faint bruise on shin with firm lump beneath (hurts when pressed). If he hit it that hard, should bruise be more obvious? Cause for concern?

7 y.O. Has faint bruise on shin with firm lump beneath (hurts when pressed). If he hit it that hard, should bruise be more obvious? Cause for concern?

Bone Bruise: There is really not much protection of the shin from a direct blow. Since there is not much muscle coverage you won't see brusing as you would in the calf area. Watch the area for a few days and if it does not go down then have him see your pediatrician. Most bruises resolve. ...Read more

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I hit my shin very hard and it bruised and got swollen right away. One month after I hit it, I discovered a lump where I hit it. It is kind of hurting and getting a litle bigger. What should I do?

I hit my shin very hard and it bruised and got swollen right away. One month after I hit it, I discovered a lump where I hit it. It is kind of hurting and getting a litle bigger. What should I do?

Hematoma: Sometimes, after an injury to a bone there can be bleeding under the bone membrane (periosteum). The resultant hematoma will sometimes calcify and form a lump. As the blood breaks down, the hematoma can absorb water and enlarge. You should consider having it checked out by your doctor if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

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I hit my shin super hard on a rail on a shopping cart four months ago, it bruised to be dark purple and after a month and a half it slowly went away. I still have numbness in the side and it’s tender. There’s a hard displaced lump on my upper shin?

I hit my shin super hard on a rail on a shopping cart four months ago, it bruised to be dark purple and after a month and a half it slowly went away. I still have numbness in the side and it’s tender. There’s a hard displaced lump on my upper shin?

Bone contusion: It is possible you sustained a contusion to the bone itself, which produces symptoms similar to what you are describing. I would it hesitate to be seen and evaluated for it as there are other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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Hit my shin bone 4 weeks ago, it's still swollen and bruised. There's a large lump. Tender to touch. Only gets sore if use it to much?

Hit my shin bone 4 weeks ago, it's still swollen and bruised. There's a large lump. Tender to touch. Only gets sore if use it to much?

Bump is hematoma: The large lump is a common normal response to an injury over the tibia from blunt trauma. The bony lining or periosteum is very vascular and thus can bleed significantly leading to a local hematoma. The swelling should start to subside with rest, ice, decreased use and an ace wrap to provide compression and protection. ...Read more

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I hit my shin (Tibia) 5 days ago, there is a lump on the bone with some bruising at the site, now there is bruising in my ankle could it be broken?

I hit my shin (Tibia) 5 days ago, there is a lump on the bone with some bruising at the site, now there is bruising in my ankle could it be broken?

Aqua fur.: Anythings possible, but if bruising is the only issue, an ankle fracture is unlikely. The ankle bruising could be some blood and serum leaking between tissue planes and moving from the shin to the ankle area. To remove all doubt, have your ankle evaluated. ...Read more

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I hit my shin hard resulted in a small gash and huge bruise. Day 7 hurts only if touched (pain 10+ for 3 mins), still small lump, skin numb, walk fine.

I hit my shin hard resulted in a small gash and huge bruise. Day 7 hurts only if touched (pain 10+ for 3 mins), still small lump, skin numb, walk fine.

Keep it up: Sounds like a hematoma and a heeling cut. Rest, ice, compress, elevate. If it hurts that bad you may want to post pictures or see a doctor to determine if it is infected or needs X rays. ...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 fell and hit my leg on the metal stairs while going up. This was about 4 weeks ago and there is a lump on my shine still. Its hard like a bone?

I fell and hit my leg on the metal stairs while going up. This was about 4 weeks ago and there is a lump on my shine still. Its hard like a bone?

Hematoma residual: Likely the hit to the shin resulted in a hematoma, or collection of blood under the skin over the bone. These collections of blood clot up and heal but can leave scars, in the forms of lumps under the skin. Sometimes they can calcify. In most cases, the lump is inconsequential. In time with gentle deep circular massage, the lump can recess. ...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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I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

Not worried, but: It could be a hematoma or a subcutaneous nodule previously there and coincidentally traumatized causing you to now focus on the area. To be safe don't worry, but have your doctor take a look and advise you. ...Read more

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I got hit in leg with BB gun. Skin lost small bleeding. Not deep cut. Small lump under skin. Is the bullet in my leg?

I got hit in leg with BB gun. Skin lost small bleeding. Not deep cut. Small lump under skin. Is the bullet in my leg?

Possibly: It may still be there. The good news is that it usually doesn't cause a problem and can safely be left in place. Antibiotics may help reduce the risk of infection. It is unlikely to get infected, but if it does, it can usually be easily removed. If it starts getting more swollen, red or starts draining pus, see a doctor. ...Read more

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At school we have a thing called a jumper made of wood the tallest one I hit my leg and have a lump that when I touch it lightly it hurts BADLY!!!!!!!

At school we have a thing called a jumper made of wood the tallest one I hit my leg and have a lump that when I touch it lightly it hurts BADLY!!!!!!!

Contusion: LIkely a contusion. I realize it may hurt, but this does not mean it is serious. Rest, ice, elevate and try some Ibuprofen for starters. If this problem remains very tender after a day or two get checked. ...Read more

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One month before I was playing cricket a ball hit to my leg. Then a lump appeared there what should I do?

One month before I was playing cricket a ball hit to my leg. Then a lump appeared there what should I do?

Leg injury: If it is just a lump with no pain then it is just a hematoma. If the swelling is in your knee/ankle joint and you have difficulty with movement, then this needs to be evaluated by a physician for any ligament injury. Overtime, this lump should get smaller, given that it persists for over a month, you need to have it examined by a physician to be certain it is nothing sinister. ...Read more

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Lump like a bug bite on upper leg doesn't itch. Already applied citronella oil and size reduced but not really dissapear. Now it turn blackish color.

Lump like a bug bite on upper leg doesn't itch. Already applied citronella oil and size reduced but not really dissapear. Now it turn blackish color.

Maybe spider: It does sound like an insect bite. These sometimes become infected and end up as abscesses which require drainage. A brown recluse spider can cause a bite that often causes tissue damage and may appear black. Have the lesion reviewed by your doctor for further care. ...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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Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Many causes: Lump after injury can be hematoma which generally resolves or it can be subperiosteal hematoma generally over the shin which can calcify and become hard One can have damage of the Fascia of the muscle and muscle herniation which will be a soft lump most likely that muscle herniation is the reason for the lump below the previous one Get it checked by your doctor to be sure Good luck ...Read more

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Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

WeAllTakeOurLumps: Yes, it could be what remains of a hematoma under the skin. That lump could be there for a few months but the body absorbs most or all of it. Nothing dangerous. Sometimes some scar remains forever but shouldn't be a problem unless you can see it and it bothers you. But, if it starts growing or begins to hurt or the skin discolors, get it checked out. ...Read more

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A month ago I hit my leg. I hardly bruised on my lower leg. 2 day I feel a lump where I hit my leg @ sore to touch. Sd I seek a doctor.?

A month ago I hit my leg. I hardly bruised on my lower leg. 2 day I feel a lump where I hit my leg @ sore to touch. Sd I seek a doctor.?

Sure: Why not see somebody for a condition which has persisted for this long. May not be anything serious, but only an examination will be able to determine this. Good luck. ...Read more