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I have a large painful lump on my upper thigh under the skin. It is red, swollen and very painful, especially when walking or sitting. What isit?

I have a large painful lump on my upper thigh under the skin. It is red, swollen and very painful, especially when walking or sitting. What isit?

Infection> see Dr!!: Your description is concerning and suggests a bacterial infection and abscess(collection of pus). It could be from an infected sebaceous cyst or other cause. You should see a physician today to confirm infection and drain any abscess if present. ...Read more

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A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

Painful lump: A painful hard lump in the thigh area is likely to be either a 'boil' (usually reddish/purplish in color), or a growing cyst (cysts, however, are not usually as tender as boils. The spreading rash to the calves is hard to explain and may represent a second problem. ...Read more

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I have a painful quarter size lump upper inner thigh for over a week what can this be? This is on my left side.

I have a painful quarter size lump upper inner thigh for over a week what can this be? This is on my left side.

Lymph node: There are a number if possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is a swollen lymph node. The lymph system acts as a filter system and there is a chain that runs up the inner thigh. When an induvidual node gets enlarged, of the related to infection somewhere, it will become enlarged and tender. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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My sister has a large, hard lump about the size of a softball on her upper thigh. It is painful to touch in some areas. Should we be concerned?

My sister has a large, hard lump about the size of a softball on her upper thigh.  It is painful to touch in some areas. Should we be concerned?

Needs attention: A painful lump needs attention. The most likely possibility is an abscess which needs to be drained. But there are other possibilities. She should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, i have a painful, hard, quarter sized lump on my upper thigh. Its red around the actual lump and hasn't got any smaller.

Hello, i have a painful, hard, quarter sized lump on my upper thigh. Its red around the actual lump and hasn't got any smaller.

Abcess or pustule.: This may be a small abcess or pustule. The redness around the lump may also be a sign of infection. Could also be an infected hair follicle from shaving the legs. See your doc over this to make sure it is not serious. ...Read more

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I had a baby August 14th a couple of days later I got a lump on the right side of my upper thigh. It is painful and getting worse. What could cause ?

I had a baby August 14th a couple of days later I got a lump on the right side of my upper thigh. It is painful and getting worse. What could cause ?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a lump on my inner upper thigh near my groin. It is irregular in shape, hard, somewhat movable, deep (under fat), yet not painful Ideas?

Hello, I have a lump on my inner upper thigh near my groin. It is irregular in shape, hard, somewhat movable, deep (under fat), yet not painful Ideas?

Have it checked: This is something you'll want to have checked out. Hard irregular things growing under your skin need to be evaluated properly. See your doc for an exam and follow up testing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a lump on my inner upper thigh wgat can it be. Its nit painful only if i press on it?

I have a lump on my inner upper thigh wgat can it be. Its nit painful only if i press on it?

It could be a lipoma: If it is soft and squishy, it could be a lipoma. This is a benign tumor of the adipose tissue. It is not always necessary to remove these. They are common. There are other things this could be as well. If it continues to grow, please seek medical help. ...Read more

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He has a very painful swollen lump between his upper inner thigh and his private area . it's not a boil, it's reoccurring for years. what could it be?

He has a very painful swollen lump between his upper inner thigh and his private area . it's not a boil, it's reoccurring for years. what could it be?

Inguinal lump: Who is the patient , How old is he? It could be infected hair follicle, sweat gland or lymph glands. If it is a recurring problem, have a health professional look at it when it is active to get the right guidance for treatment. ...Read more