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How can I treat a painful lump on shin (tibia), due to direct impact ?

How can I treat a painful lump on  shin (tibia),  due to direct impact ?

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 more

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Small, squishy lump on shin. No pain. If I pull my skin taut it flattens. What could it be?

Small, squishy lump on shin. No pain.  If I pull my skin taut it flattens. What could it be?

Lipoma: Fatty tumors can do this. Other things can do this as well so best to keep an eye on it for a few months. If it is enlarging or you develop other signs / symptoms in that area see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?

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

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Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yesterdays Cyst.: Sounds about right to me. The cyst of a few months ago is starting to thicken it's walls and firm up. It is taking up more space and starting to effect the surrounding tissues. Probably best to have it re-evaluated. Consider having it excised. ...Read more

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Can you get sarcomas in the shin area of leg? If so what are the symptoms? I have a non painful lump that won't go away. But it's not getting bigger

Can you get sarcomas in the shin area of leg? If so what are the symptoms? I have a non painful lump that won't go away. But it's not getting bigger

Yes, but rare: Your concern will likely only be alleviated after you've seen a physician, had an x-ray and been given answers as to the cause of this lump. Even without seeing you, I would say that a sarcoma would be an extremely unlikely cause of this lump. Nodular areas in the shin are quite common and sometimes develop after minor trauma to the area. These can take months to resolve. It's time to see a doc! ...Read more

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Many swollen neck lymphs. itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. no other symptoms

Many swollen neck lymphs. itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray.  no other symptoms

Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more

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Lump on my shin and i don't know what it is. What should I do?

Lump on my shin and i don't know what it is. What should I do?

Physician Eval.: You should be evaluated by your physician or an orthopaedic surgeon. X-rays will determine if the bones are involved. An ultrasound or MRI will help determine the status of the bump as well. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on my shin? It doesn't hurt, what is it?

I've got a small lump on my shin? It doesn't hurt, what is it?

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

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What are these lumps on my shin? Do I have a cyst and what should I do if I have one?

What are these lumps on my shin? Do I have a cyst and what should I do if I have one?

Different options: That area 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, vessels, tendons 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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Can sudden adult asthma be a sign of another condition? Body pain and painful lumps on shins are other issues.

Can sudden adult asthma be a sign of another condition? Body pain and painful lumps on shins are other issues.

Adult onset asthma: once considered only a childhood disease, new onset asthma can occur at any age now-a-day, that said , it should be investigated with good history and physical examination, besides imaging studies if warranted to make sure no other causes producing such symptoms. Lumps on chin have to be seen, your primary doctor would help you with all of the above with specialist referral if needed, best wishes ...Read more