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I have a hard lump in my inner thigh, could it be a tumor?

I have a hard lump in my inner thigh, could it be a tumor?

Hard lump Dx: Any hard lump should be evaluated by your physician. It could be as simple as a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma to more serious conditions. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I have a strange lump on my inner thigh that I first thought was a cyst or infected pore, now maybe suspecting tumor? A while back I found a lump on my inner thigh which I expected to be a cyst type infection I have gotten in the area before. But now, a m

I have a strange lump on my inner thigh that I first thought was a cyst or infected pore, now maybe suspecting tumor? A while back I found a lump on my inner thigh which I expected to be a cyst type infection I have gotten in the area before. But now, a m

Any: Any new mole or bump that appears on the skin after the age of 20 need to be assessed by a dermatologist to determine if it is malignant or cancerous.

The bump could very well be an inflamed hair follicle or ingrown hair, however it is better to be safe than sorry. See a dermatologist to have it assessed. ...Read more

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3wks have pain feels like bruise right hip waist side of back into groin and inner thigh feels little better laying down I'm scared it's ovarian tumor?

3wks have pain feels like bruise right hip waist side of back into groin and inner thigh feels little better laying down I'm scared it's ovarian tumor?

Symptoms are vague: Difficult to say what this might be from but it certainly sounds worthwhile and reasonable to get an OBgyn exam possibly with an ultrasound to see. There can be many many causes, benign as well malignant, that give the symptoms you describe ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of thigh tumors?

Can there be a way to get rid of thigh tumors?

Surgical excision...: "tumor" is a nonspecific word that can refer to either a benign new growth or a malignant growth. Most people think of "tumors" as solid proliferations of new cells. Tumors in the thigh/leg could be derived from many different types of tissues. One of the most common types of thigh masses would be lipomas. These are benign accumulations of fatty tissue that can be treated by surgical removal. ...Read more

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Why would it matter if when pushing down on thigh tumor it hurts to extend leg? When the doctor did not push down on the tumor no pain with extending

Why would it matter if when pushing down on thigh tumor it hurts to extend leg? When the doctor did not push down on the tumor no pain with extending

Not unusual: Sounds like pressure on the tumor produces pain when you extend your leg but not when it is not pressed. Sounds like it is possibly pressing on a nerve or a nearby sensitive structure - a bursa possibly? ...Read more

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Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but the pain is unusual.

Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but the pain is unusual.

Ur Dr. Knows Best: If your surgeon thinks it is a lipoma, that's more-than-likely correct. Although often painless, angiolipomas (benign) can cause pain. Also, if the lipoma is under the fascia next to muscle, it may cause pain. I'm sure the surgery will go well and you'll know with 100% certainty what it is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Patch on thigh is numb really worried cause I think whole leg numb I feel it when I touch them just in one spot not so much afraid neuro ms tumor?

Patch on thigh is numb really worried cause I think whole leg numb I feel it when I touch them just in one spot not so much afraid neuro ms tumor?

Meralgia paresthetic: This sound like meralgia paresthetica. This is a benign irritation of the lateral cutaneus femoral nerve. It is not multiple sclerosis or a tumor. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like I can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Check it out: Most likely fatty tumor or fibrous tumor, less likely possibly femoral hernia. See a general surgeon. Sounds like nothing serious but in general if we can't get a tissue sample, we are not 100% sure of what it is. Don't lose sleep over it but get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have 20 benign fatty tumor in my hand, thigh, and in my back. All these five year old. It does not give any type of pain but I afraid of it. Please?

I have 20 benign fatty tumor in my hand, thigh, and in my back. All these five year old. It does not give any type of pain but I afraid of it. Please?

See a specialist: There is a condition called lipomatosis in which multiple lipomas are found. It carries no cancer risk. There are other conditions like neurofibromatosis, where there are multiple subcutaneous masses, but there is a risk of cancer. You should see a specialist, like an orthopaedic oncologist, to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Burning sensation down front of both thighs to the knee. Is this a sign of something worrisome? Convinced I have a brain tumor or MS

Burning sensation down front of both thighs to the knee. Is this a sign of something worrisome? Convinced I have a brain tumor or MS

You ARE a worrier: Your symptoms are absolutely, totally, completely not typical of either MS or a brain tumor. Stop making these seven-league jumps to conclusions. It sounds like bilateral meralgia paresthetica. Bilateral suggests a condition like being very overweight or very underweight or having some undiagnosed predisposition to mononeuropathy. See a doctor & get it checked out. ...Read more

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Swollen lump on thigh half the size of my palm. Unsure how long it's been there. Looks like a contusion or swelling but no bruising? Tumor?

Swollen lump on thigh half the size of my palm. Unsure how long it's been there. Looks like a contusion or swelling but no bruising? Tumor?

Concerning...: Are you having any other symptoms such as fevers, unexplained weight loss, new onset fatigue? Any lumps anywhere else on your body? Is the lump tender to the touch? Something that large, in that location that does not look like a bruise, and you don't remember injuring that area would make me want to get it examined by a doctor sooner than later. May be nothing, but hard to tell from here. ...Read more

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Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty: Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

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Urgent, doctors :' (my mom has metastases liver cancer, lung and bone nearby left thigh found tumors. Just found out few days ago, is stage 4. How?

Urgent, doctors :' (my mom has metastases liver cancer, lung and bone nearby left thigh found tumors. Just found out few days ago, is stage 4. How?

This is too: Common. Some cancers are quiet until they infest other organs, and it is these organs working poorly or hurting that causes the cancer to be known. Some cancers can have life extended by treatment (prostate and breast), others can be treated to relieve symptoms. But for most, it means time to focus on comfort and symptom relief rather than rigorous treatment. ...Read more

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How does a Tumor affect your leg?

How does a Tumor affect your leg?

Depends: It depends on wha kind of tumor you are talking about. If you are talking about primary tumors of the leg bones, they usually cause pain, lump and limping that worsen with time. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

Discuss with MD: I would discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not a recurrence. If it is a "dog ear", it may require scar revision. ...Read more

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What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Tumors of: The extremity can be in the bone or soft tissue. These are life threats. W/u for metastasis to lung, then principle is 1. Save life; 2. Save limb; 3. Save function of limb; make it look as best as normal that you can. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Depends: Where in the leg? (bone, muscle, cartilage, skin) what kind? (sarcoma of bone or soft tissue, squamous or basal cell cancer of the skin, melanoma) how advanced? Can't answer without more info. Good luck nonetheless. ...Read more

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Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Yes: The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone.
Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more

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Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Possible, not likely: It depends on tumor type, size and location.
Leg pain (radiculopathy) from the back comes from the same side as the lesion.
A tumor that has encroached upon the spine can cause opposite side pain if it has crossed the midline. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. In size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and I still have pain why is that?

I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and I still have pain why is that?

Depends: There are many factors that could be causing pain, including but not limited to where the tumor was, how much was removed, postoperative course, radiation therapy if any, rehab care, and many others. Only your physician can reasonably comment further. ...Read more

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It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

Depends: Depends on the exact distribution of pain, whether it is "referred", whether there is associated leg weakness, numbness/tingling, etc. Best bet is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Tumor size of a dime removed from my leg a yr ago. Now there is a black dot at edge where there's a scar looks like a hairfollicle leekin clr fluid?

Tumor size of a dime removed from my leg a yr ago. Now there is a black dot at edge where there's a scar looks like a hairfollicle leekin clr fluid?

Needs to be checked.: A pigmented mole which grows back and drains fluid is concerning enough to warrant prompt attention. This needs to be seen by your physician or dermatologist promptly.
Be well! ...Read more

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Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Yes: Most of the lesions in the leg are primary sarcomas. There are very few metastatic lesions other than those spreading to groin nodes. Sarcomas grow as masses and can easily be palpated. If the lesion is deep to skin and begins growing, it spreads the overlying tissue over it so that the margins of the growing lesion may not be clear. Here a Doppler should easily identity its true margins. ...Read more

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We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

Infection/inflammati: Red spots could mean infection or inflammation. Would have to call the surgeon or see the surgeon to make sure every thing is ok. Since tumor was removed you also need to make sure this is not cancerous. ...Read more