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About a week ago, I got a large bruise on my upper inner thigh. I noticed yesterday there is a large lump (a little bigger than golf ball) underneath?

About a week ago, I got a large bruise on my upper inner thigh. I noticed yesterday there is a large lump (a little bigger than golf ball) underneath?

Hematoma: You probably broke a blood vessel with the injury and there is a collection of blood that is slowly being broken down which is the "golf ball". You should apply heat and take a nonsteroidal such as ibuprofen or naproxen for a few days to help kick start the process. If the bruising goes away but the golf ball remains for more than a week or two, you should be seen and possibly x-rayed. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin.it's been growing every day?

I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin.it's been growing every day?

The bruise =bleeding: & if there is a collection of blood called hematoma, the discoloration always get bigger & many colors. The lump = a fibrosis of the clot, the body usually cleans them up. But it takes time. May get smaller & go away, or you are left with a permanent lump of undetermined size. Just be patient, there is no serious thing going to happen. It will just sit there. Ice @ first, after 3-4 days, heat. ...Read more

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A year ago I went down on my motorcycle. It left bruise on my thigh with a big lump. Over a year later, the lump hasn't gone away an is slowly growing

A year ago I went down on my motorcycle. It left bruise on my thigh with a big lump. Over a year later, the lump hasn't gone away an is slowly growing

Sounds like you have: A hematoma with fatty tissue mixture, from severed skin/fat from the deeper tissues, (with collection of blood + fat), which will probably require surgical decompression and drainage.
See an orthopod for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a huge bruise on the inside of my thigh about the size of my hand and it is a week old but I have a few hard lumps under it now? Is this normal

I have a huge bruise on the inside of my thigh about the size of my hand and it is a week old but I have a few hard lumps under it now? Is this normal

Yes: Often when you have an injury that causes bruising, you can injure the underlying fatty tissue causing lumps to form that often take weeks to resolve. If there is any increase in size or if they are not resolving, have them examined. All the best. ...Read more

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I have always bruised really easy with no blood disorders but a big bruise on my right upper thigh has a small lump under it. Is this normal?

I have always bruised really easy with no blood disorders but a big bruise on my right upper thigh has a small lump under it.  Is this normal?

Bruising: Bruising very easy at your age is not very common but can happen for many reasons including vitamin deficiency ie. Calcium, vitamin k etc. Low platelet count or coagulation factor deficit can cause easy bruising and are secondary to genetic disorders or liver disease. You will need further work up to make diagnosis. The lump under is still coagulated blood or hematoma which will reabsorb as well. ...Read more

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I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

"Normal bruising": It's likely that you bumped into something but didn't pay it any mind. The lump is probably a small area of bleeding(hematoma). This area will slowly resolve with the bluish color turning yellowish and then disappearing. No specific treatment is needed. This type of bruising is common in the lower extremities. If you have frequent development of bruises you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I had fallen and gotten a large bruise on my leg a week ago. Now there is a lump that is red, sore & feels hot.?

I had fallen and gotten a large bruise on my leg a week ago. Now there is a lump that is red, sore & feels hot.?

Posible Infection: A bruise is a hematoma resulting from bleeding into the soft tissues. It is a good medium in which bacteria can live and grow. It is possible, even without a break in your skin, that the hematoma has become infected. The redness and heat are sign of a localized infection. You should have it checked by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Sounds like: Ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills, smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...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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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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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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I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

Yes you should: A painful lump under bruises can be just collection of blood or injured muscle but because its red you want to make sure its not infected so its better to have it checked good luck ...Read more

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Have a bruise type pain in outer left thigh, hurts when I press it, walking hurts too, started this morning, what could this be? No bruise or lumps.

Have a bruise type pain in outer left thigh, hurts when I press it, walking hurts too, started this morning, what could this be? No bruise or lumps.

Tensor fasciitis.: The tensor fascialata is the longest fascia band in the body extending from the lower back to the lateral aspect of the leg below the knee. It can become irritated from gait problems, over use injuries or trauma. Prescription orthotics may be needed. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I got a horrible bruise on my thigh. The bruise faded after almost 3 weeks. However, I have a small lump and the area feels tender. Should I see a doc?

I got a horrible bruise on my thigh. The bruise faded after almost 3 weeks. However, I have a small lump and the area feels tender. Should I see a doc?

Bruising residuals..: The lump you feel is more than likely the end results of your bruise. Likely a muscle contusion still on the mend or some yet to be dissolved hematoma remnants. Apply some moist heat to the area until it fades into obscurity. ...Read more

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2yrs ago I found symmetrical bruises a painful lump on both thighs doc could disgnose. They have now come back very painful to touch sore and bruisd?

2yrs ago I found symmetrical bruises a painful lump on both thighs doc could disgnose. They have now come back very painful to touch sore and bruisd?

Subcuta. nodules RA: AT THIS AGE IN FEMALES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT USUALLY THEY NOT PAINFUL. DO YOU HAVE MORNING STIFFNESS IN HANDS LASTING MORE THAN 45 MINUTES? IS PTT OR INR IS HIGH?? I RECOMMEND ALSO CHECKING FOR HYPERCOAGULABLE STATE THRU YOUR PCP, LIKE PROEIN C, PROTEIN S, ANTICARDIOLIPIN FACTOR V LEIDIN.ETC ARE YOU FROM MEDITERANEAN REGION.THIS HAS NO BLEEDING?ALSO CHECK LIVER . ...Read more

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Fell down 3steps and have a massive lump and black and blue bruise across most of my right cheek travelling round my thigh can sit, walk only sore?

Fell down 3steps and have a massive lump and black and blue bruise across most of my right cheek travelling round my thigh can sit, walk only sore?

Get x-ray: You should get that x-ray'ed. An untreated fracture of either the pelvis or femoral head can heal improperly if not set and lead to chronic pain for the rest of your life. In the mean time, get heat on there since it sounds like you did this at least a few days ago given the presence of the bruise as you describe. ...Read more

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Have been bruising easily on my thighs. No idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?

Have been bruising easily on my thighs. No idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?

See a hematologist: Easy bruising suggests an abnormality in the blood components that regulate blood clotting or an abnormality in the blood vessel wall. These abnormalities can be new or inherited. You need a coagulation profile reviewed by a hematologist ...Read more

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My mom (72) has huge bruise on upper, outer thigh from fall a week ago. Last night, we noticed quarter-size knot/lump in middle of bruise. Blood clot?

My mom (72) has huge bruise on upper, outer thigh from fall a week ago. Last night, we noticed quarter-size knot/lump in middle of bruise. Blood clot?

Yes: It probably is a hematoma! (Tissue Blood clot) but NOT harmful!! Your Mom should have her blood checked to be sure there is no "bleeding problem"... This can be "sneaky".....(Unless she's on ASPIRIN or another ANTI-COAGULANT)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My infant daughter has a reddish lump that blanches on her upper thigh. I am not sure if this is a bruise or a rash? She has no fever or other symptom

My infant daughter has a reddish lump that blanches on her upper thigh. I am not sure if this is a bruise or a rash? She has no fever or other symptom

Needs eval: Reddish lump in an infant could be a vascular swelling or abormality sometimes. It can also be bruising due to trauma. If is not not painful (diffult to tell in an infant) and no fever is present, swelling is usually not an infection. Make sure her pediatrician evaluates her swelling. ...Read more

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I have a large lump, size of half a baseball on my lower inner thigh. I've never had anything like this and the area is bruised and it is very firm.

I have a large lump, size of half a baseball on my lower inner thigh. I've never had anything like this and the area is bruised and it is very firm.

Seek treatment ASAP: Please see a physician right away, especially if there has been no known injury. Urgent care or ER for xrays, exam, and perhaps an Ortho consult. ...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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Iv found a lump on the crease at the top of my left leg its painfull to touch and looks like its formed a bruise should I be worried?

Iv found a lump on the crease at the top of my left leg its painfull to touch and looks like its formed a bruise should I be worried?

Lymph node: May be an infected lymph gland which drains the leg & pelvic area. Could develop an abscess. See your doctor. ...Read more