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Lump On Shin
Hematoma: Bruising is nothing out of the ordinary after an injury and sometimes the blood in a bruise will collect into a hematoma. When this blood coagulates it gets hard. This could be the lump. The body should reabsorb this over time but if it grows or doesn't get smaller then seek medical attention. ...Read more
Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Needs eval: You don't say how long it's been there or anything about the qualities or if you were injured so sorry but can't be of more help. Of you want to write back with more information maybe we could help. Sorry ...Read more
I have this hard lump on my shin bone on the tendon for a month and its right above my right ankle and the lump is on the tendon on my right ankle. ?
Cyst?: Usually lumps on tendons are either cysts or scar type tissue. If it is bothering you then I would see your doctor. ...Read more
Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
I have a hard quarter sized lump on my right leg on the shin bone right above my right ankle on the tendon and I was wondering what this sounds like?
It could be : It may very well be a ganglionic cyst/ganglion. This is a common location for something like this. But there are other bony and soft tissue cyst/masses that could less commonly account for this. I would encourage you to have a physician evaluate this lesion to make sure it's not something more concerning. ...Read more
Be eval by surgeon: Walking shouldn't cause lumps. A spontaneous mass or swelling on one thigh is bad and needs evaluation by orthopedics as it could be cancer, infection, hematoma, muscle tear, lymph gland, nerve tumor, vascular, on and on... Go to orthopedics. Don't wait. Better to be safe than sorry. Time often matters. ...Read more
Time: It is probably a bone contusion with a hematoma. You can initially try ice within 48 hours to reduce swelling. After about 5 days, you can switch to moist heat to try to increase blood flow to area to resorb hematoma quicker. If it hurts to bear weight, be seen to make sure it is not broken. If it gets red and hot, be seen as it can get infection in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?
Periosteal hematoma: If you had some local blunt trauma to your shin, the periosteal coating that surrounds the bone ("hot dog casing") is injured. As it is very vascular, it will bleed and can bulge and create a lump or hematoma. If it does not subside over the course of days to weeks, you should be evaluated ...Read more
Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked and felt.It may be a cyst or a hematoma so go let your doctor check it to find what it can be. ...Read more
Lump on shin popped up 3 wks ago. Derm said doesn't feel like a cyst more like a bony growth. Should I have this x rayed or is it prob nothing?
Possibly: If there is a concern an X ray will determine if a bony cause/growth is present. Feel free to follow up with your doctor for an X ray. Good luck ...Read more
Hard, immovable lump on shin since may. Feels like bruise but no mark.Started the size of pea, just noticed itsabout the size of a gumball. Nervous!
Had bony lump on shin X-rayed. GP says it's scar tissue under shin but I've been rubbing it until skin broke. Lump feels bigger since I've rubbed it.
Lump on shin now larger, moves less freely.Examined a few months ago doctor said the lump is a cyst.This week a pain in bone and or muscle behind lump?
If a result of: Injury shold go away in few days to a week, if did not check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have had a movable lump in my shin for about 10 years it hasn't grown and doesn't hurt. Also since then I have had a few smaller ones appear.
Probably nothing but: If it hasn't changed at all, it's likely a cyst or a lipoma. You should have your general doctor evaluate it to be sure. ...Read more
Lump: This could be many things. Most common causes would be muscle herniations or cysts. Recent trauma could cause a hematoma. A tumor would be much less likely. Certainly see your doctor especially if it becomes more painful or if it enlarges. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump on my shin. It's pink/ dark pink and painless. When I press it, I have a 1cm indent for over 1 min?
Bruise?: hard lump can be as simple bruise if it does not resolve in should be evaluated ...Read more
Lump on shin: Your doctor would palpate it to feel it consistency, movable ir fixed, fluctuant or solid. On the basis if his examination he might order x ray studies. ...Read more
I have a small pea sized lump on my shin and it is mobile. It hurts slightly when I move it around. What could it be?
Growth on shin...: There are multiple types of cysts that can appear on the skin. To give an accurate diagnosis you need to have it looked and and examined. Some cysts are able to diminish with creams and others need surgical excision. ...Read more
Lump on lower shin in subcutaneous fat, no pain, no discolouration, no recent trauma. Not growing but not getting smaller and not going away?
Well it didn't -: -appear out of the blue. It must have always been there, perhaps from a little recalled injury from long ago that U don't recall. If it's not painful etc, & staying the same I would not worry. All this points 2 a benign process . 4 peace of mind, U could C Ur PCP 2have it looked @ & a hands on xam. If suspicions get referrals as needed. ...Read more
I have a lump on my shin from being kicked a month ago, there is an indent in the lump and it is numb, is this normal?
Hard lump on my shin mine just under my knee doesn't hurt unless I push hard on it should I be worried? Been there a long time
From teen years?: Osgood-Schlatter knee is a common cause of knee pain in teens. It is inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones, muscles, and tendons, kids who play sports have a higher chance of this. Doctor should examine this, as Osg.-Sch. is not an adult condition. ...Read more