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Lump On Leg
Have cellulitis...On IV meds for 4 days..Symptoms improving but have hard painful lump on leg in centre of affected area...Should i get checked again?
Lump in leg: Have a doctor evaluate the lump and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Thumb sized lump in leg mostly appears when flexing, doesn't move but when I push into it no pain what so ever but it does feel sort of like a pop . ?
I have a boil like lump on leg small but hurts alot what is it do u think it's contagious are boils contagious before the pus comes out I'm scared ?
Keep area clean: The boil on the leg should be kep clean and washed daily. The are is not contagious if it is covered and washed appropriately. If the area grows increases in redness and pus continues to drain would recommend visiting an urgent care for possible drainage and antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump on my leg on the side of my chin sometimes its soft an sometimes its hard ?What could it possibly be?
I have this small lump on my leg. It's hard and feels almost like a little ball inside my skin. It doesn't hurt at all. Just curious as what it is.
Many benign tumors: There are many benign growths in the skin and under the skin. In general, if a lump has been there for many years and is not changing it is not dangerous. If a lump is growing it should be evaluated. Some common lumps and bumps that are benign are lipomas and benign cysts. If you have any concerns you can have it evaluated, and possibly removed and biopsied for confirmation. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: A doctor would need to see the lump to determine what it is and if it is anything to worry about or not. ...Read more
Different options: The leg has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, tendons, vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
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