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I have developed a large very hard lump on my outer right thigh, it is big and has an indent underneath it, it does not hurt but looks odd ?

I have developed a large very hard lump on my outer right thigh, it is big and has an indent underneath it, it does not hurt but looks odd ?

Needs evaluation: I am concerned about this description. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care physician or a surgeon to determine if you need a biopsy, or should just have it removed. There are types of cancer called sarcoma which can grow like this. ...Read more

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I have had a small lump in my right thigh for almost a year and it is painful to the touch, but otherwise goes unnoticed, what could this be?

I have had a small lump in my right thigh for almost a year and it is painful to the touch, but otherwise goes unnoticed, what could this be?

Fibroma?: Most lumps are painless ... small benign fatty tumors/lipomas or epidermal cysts. The fact that yours is painful is notable. It is likely a dermatofibroma and likely requires no treatment, especially if it hasn't grown over the past year. But I would have it looked at by a dermatologist, just to make sure it doesn't have worrisome features. Very rarely a painful lump can be the beginning of cancer ...Read more

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Soft, painless lump on the back of right thigh? 18 years old.

Soft, painless lump on the back of right thigh? 18 years old.

Lipoma?: Most common cause would be a lipoma which is a benign (not cancer) growth of fat in the skin. If it gets bigger, starts to hurt or changes character, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump near the left top side of my right thigh it is swollen and hurts to the touch is it serious?

I have a lump near the left top side of my right thigh it is swollen and hurts to the touch is it serious?

I do not know: Unfortunately, without an exam and a diagnosis, I do not know if it is serious or not. Most lumps are benign such as lipomas or even small cysts or abscesses that may need simple treatment from a dr. On rare occasions the lump may be serious. Get the lump checked out to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small nickel sized lump on my inner right thigh. Anything to be concerned about? Thanks

Small nickel sized lump on my inner right thigh. Anything to be concerned about? Thanks

? cyst: This could be a "sebaceous" cyst, or a lipoma. Need to know if it is inflamed, painful, mobile, etc., or not. Did it appear suddenly, or increase in size slowly over a period of time. Your family doctor should be able to tell you what it is. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right thigh just below the groin from the past 3 years .The size of the lump has not changed over 3 years and the lump is painless?

I have a lump on my right thigh just below the groin from the past 3 years .The size of the lump has not changed over 3 years and the lump is painless?

Benign tumor: I may be a benign tumor called lipoma/ fatty tumor. If it is not changing size or not bothering nothing need to worry about. It is better have it looked at by a physician to alleviate the worries. ...Read more

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What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

A few things : If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...Read more

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I been having big lumps between my legs..One my left side..It goes away then another in the right thigh..Painful when i walk..What could it be?

I been having big lumps between my legs..One my left side..It goes away then another in the right thigh..Painful when i walk..What could it be?

See your doctor: Lumps and bumps can come from many things. See your doctor for a good history and examination. Your physician can decide if tests are needed, or consultation with a specialist. ...Read more

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What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it? Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.

Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, i would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it could be shingles, which can be treated. Get it looked at soon as getting on the antivirals for it sooner would give a better outcome. If, of course, it is shingles. ...Read more

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A lump appeared in the skin of my inner upper right thigh, inflamed & filled with pus originally. Now it's inflamed & purple. No hair. What is it?

A lump appeared in the skin of my inner upper right thigh, inflamed & filled with pus originally. Now it's inflamed & purple. No hair. What is it?

Skin appendage: It's probably an infected skin appendage such as a sweat gland or could be an infected epidermoid cyst. If it gets better, ok to watch it. If there is still a lump there after the infection has cleared you may want to get it removed to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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I have a hard, fixated lump in my neck (under ear) and in my inner right thigh. I noticed the pea-sized lump in my neck and groin about 2 years ago.

Lump in neck/groin: May be a lymph node from chronic sinusitis in the neck and prostatitis/urethritis in the groin or autoimune conditions.. Seek medical attention at urgent care as lymph nodes can enlarge for other reasons like masses/tumors (less likley but still possible) so you need to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My husband has a large baseball sized lump on his right inner upper thigh that appeared 7 years ago no negative symptoms what can it be?

My husband has a large baseball sized lump on his right inner upper thigh that appeared 7 years ago no negative symptoms what can it be?

Do not ignore: Baseball sized lump is not normal. Could be slow growing benign or less likely malignant tumor. A lot of definition of mass depends on firmness, movability, discoloration, tenderness etc. Certainly a doctor should be consulted for examination and possible testing by imaging and biopsy. ...Read more

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On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. what could it be?

On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. what could it be?

Red bump: Hi KavitaB, the red bump is likely a bug bite, pimple, or blocked follicle. The 'spots' around it are from the tiny blood vessels surrounding the wound becoming engorged with blood to help with the healing process. If it goes away in a few days then no big deal. However, if the purple spots start to spread or if the red bump becomes larger, painful, or starts to ooze (pus), then go to your doctor ...Read more

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I have a bump/ bite looking thing on my top right thigh(towards my hip) its only 1, doesn't really itch, very painful. help?

Needs to be seen...: What you are describing may be a small abscess (boil), ingrown hair, or possibly something else. Without being able to see it it is impossible to diagnose. I would recommend seeing your local physician or arranging a virtual visit on healthtap where you can have a video call to show the spot (or upload a picture). Take care! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Edema? It is painful or painless? My right thigh and hip has swollen with no pain but tired early as compared to left thigh.

What are the symptoms of Edema? It is painful or painless? My right thigh and hip has swollen with no pain but tired early as compared to left thigh.

Swelling: Edema simply refers to a swelling in an area and is usually related to some form of fluid retention in the soft tissues. It can be post traumatic, it could be related to a systemic condition, such as heart failure, it can be related to a block in normal fluid drainage from an area such as in a blood clot. The presence or absence of pain is related to the severity and cause of it. ...Read more

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I have a large bump or mass just above my right thigh on the waist line. Almost the size of my fist. No pain, only sore if I poke at it a lot?

I have a large bump or mass just above my right thigh on the waist line. Almost the size of my fist. No pain, only sore if I poke at it a lot?

Likely a lipoma: Usually a mass like this which is that size and non tender represents a lipoma, a fatty benign tumor. For safety this should be evaluated by your physician. If a lipoma, it doesn't need to be removed unless it grows or becomes painful. For cosmetic purposes it can be removed at any time. Try to leave it alone and not to poke at it because they can become inflamed and tender. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a twitching on the outer side of my right thigh slightly above the knee. Slight pain in area when walking but no other symptoms.

I am experiencing a twitching on the outer side of my right thigh slightly above the knee. Slight pain in area when walking but no other symptoms.

Overuse: This is a common finding when the muscle has been overworked. A simple hour of rest may resolve this, but if it's a chronic problem that won't go away, see your GP as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are lower back pain, & numbness in right buttock and right thigh symptoms of?

What are lower back pain, & numbness in right buttock and right thigh symptoms of?

High lumbar disc: The combination of back pain, with numbness/pain radiating into front of thigh but not past the knee suggests a disc herniation l2-3 or l3-4. This is a <10% occurrence of all hnp. Other causes like piriformis syndrome (pressure on sciatic nerve due to pressure from hip muscle), or problems with the hip can also mimic these symptoms. Based upon age, hnp or piriformis most likely. ...Read more

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