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I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

Abscess: This sounds like an abscess or collection of pus from an infection. It may have started out as an ingrown hair or infected gland. Until you can see your physician to get it evaluated and treated, use warm compresses on it.

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I have a lump on my upper right leg and if I flex my muscle a certain way it hurt what is tjis and if this ok but no discoloration and you can feel it?

I have a lump on my upper right leg and if I flex my muscle a certain way it hurt what is tjis and if this ok but no discoloration and you can feel it?

See doctor: Possible represents something benign like a lipoma or a muscle herniation. It may represent some form of a tumor. Get it checked out and it may require an MRI to see what is is if ther e is any doubt.

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Could the lump I feel inside on my upper leg be a blood clot? Just had blood work 2 weeks ago, everything was normal..

Could the lump I feel inside on my upper leg be a blood clot? Just had blood work 2 weeks ago, everything was normal..

Not likely, BUT: Never say never. Usually, blood clots can be painful and cause some swelling, but may not necessarily have a palpable mass. Any abnormal lumps though, should be evaluated and examined. Good luck.

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I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

Size doesn't: Matter, at least not here. Lumps, need to be investigated. The fact you have three in different anatomical regions, just means you have three reasons to go see a dermatologist and have them looked at.

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Lump on upper leg near goin?

Lump on upper leg near goin?

Is it painful?: A lump in the groin could be a boil, benign tumor or a hernia. Definetly need more information. Check with your physcian.

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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.

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Hard lump of inside of upper leg. Just had physical 2 weeks ago, all blood work normal. Going on a long flight soon and wanted to know what it may be?

Hard lump of inside of upper leg. Just had physical 2 weeks ago, all blood work normal. Going on a long flight soon and wanted to know what it may be?

Need more info: Without seeing ; palpating this lump it is hard to give you an honest answer. Did you have this lump 2 weeks ago or did it pop up spontaneously? Please consult with your family physician.

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I have a lump (under skin, not visible). Right where my upper leg meets the groin. Painful to touch. Seemed to appear overnight. Any ideas?

Prob a lymph node: If this worsens, or does not completely resolve in 2 weeks, see your DR. Any cuts or abrasions on the R leg-this would go along with the enlarged node.

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Could I lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.

Could I lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.

It depends: If suspected a clot, we need to do an ultrasound of the area. But, I am not sure what you meant by taking medications. If you are taking blood thinners and the levels are not within the required range then you still have a chance to develop a clot. If you are planning a trip, please walk or get up at least every 2 hours, that will help you to prevent a blood clot. I hope this helps.

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Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. if the tissue is soft and mobile likely a lipoma. YOu can also have an injection granuloma. If you have to give yourself shots in your upper leg regularly you can get scar tissue in the area called a granuloma which is benign. IF the buldge persists over 2 weeks then see your doctor

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Hard lump inside upper leg. From time to time I feel like I pulled a muscle in my leg. What is the lump! Should I be concerned! Flying to hawaii soon?

Be seen: It is really hard to say without examining you, but I would definitely be seen before you go to hawaii. One possible cause is a blood clot in your leg which could potentially be life threatening.

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I have painful tube like lumps at the crease of my upper leg near my hip (anterior) My pelvis has been extremely painful?

I have painful tube like lumps at the crease of my upper leg near my hip (anterior) My pelvis has been extremely painful?

Possibly enlarged: Lymph nodes, but hard to say based on limited information. You should probably see your doctor to get evaluated.

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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.

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Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..

Lymph node: You are probably feeling an inguinal lymph node. If you just noticed this, and there are no others, watch it as you mentioned, but see your doctor if something changes (especially with your history).

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I have a very bad pain in my thigh there is a lump in my leg. Could this be it?

Need evaluation: The lump needs to be evaluated as a possible sourse for your pain.

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Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

The good news is: Most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. Which can be distinguished by a doctor