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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?

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.

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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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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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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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

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25 y/o F. I have a lump in groin area btwn upper thigh and pelvic area. It is unmovable, approx 1 cm, painful even w/o touch, deep under skin.

25 y/o F. I have a lump in groin area btwn upper thigh and pelvic area. It is unmovable, approx 1 cm, painful even w/o touch, deep under skin.

Lymph nodes: In this area, a lump could be a lymph node, a hernia, a cyst. Avoid rubbing or manipulating. If persists longer than a week, get in for evaluation with your doc. Ultrasound will make the diagnosis of hernia versus something else. Be well. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

I have a lump on my upper thigh it harts and it's hard and an inch wide?

Need more info: There are several possible diagnoses. May be a growth, an abscess or a foreign body or something else. I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care physician very soon. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

I have a little lump on the inside of my upper thigh. What may that be caused from?

Many things: It could be a skin cyst, ingrown hair, folliculitis, lymph node, fatty tumor (lipoma), soft tissue cancer (sarcoma), hematoma (bruse from trauma) and many others. ...Read more

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I had a fall 6 days ago and have used ice to reduce it but I still have a good size lump it was my upper thigh what can I do?

I had a fall 6 days ago and have used ice to reduce it but I still have a good size lump it was my upper thigh what can I do?

Lump: From a description it sounds like a hematoma, however, it should be evaluated with a venous Doppler ultrasound to assess the hematoma, or perhaps due to the location it may be a superficial blood clot. ...Read more

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What cause semi-hard lump under skin on the upper thigh?

What cause semi-hard lump under skin on the upper thigh?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Significance of a small lump that burns in upper thigh area?

Significance of a small lump that burns in upper thigh area?

The depends on what: They are. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have small somewhat rubbery lump on my upper thigh, any ideas as to what it can be? Kind of worried.

I have small somewhat rubbery lump on my upper thigh, any ideas as to what it can be? Kind of worried.

Could be a lipoma: It is probably a benign lipoma or fatty tumor but could be a cyst or other benign mass. If you are worried, you should see a surgeon about removing it. ...Read more

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I have this lump in my upper thigh in the crease by privet area and it hurst really bad when I touch it. What could it be?

I have this lump in my upper thigh in the crease by privet area and it hurst really bad when I touch it. What could it be?

Abscess: You describe an abscess of the skin. Try hot compresses to get the abscess to drain. If this doesn't happen within a couple of days, you may need to see your doctor to get it lanced. ...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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I have a small lump on my inner upper thigh, I got them in my nipples at like the age of 14 and they went away and then I got them on my thighs before but they always go away I'm 20 now is it just something puberty related?

I have a small lump on my inner upper thigh, I got them in my nipples at like the age of 14 and they went away and then I got them on my thighs before but they always go away I'm 20 now is it just something puberty related?

Possibly: , Without seeing these lumps it's not possible to diagnose them, but they may be tiny inclusion cysts or blocked pores, and may be related to hormonal effects on your skin. To be sure, consult your physician or a dermatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I have a nickel size hard lump on my upper thigh. No rash or marks just a hard lump?

I have a nickel size hard lump on my upper thigh. No rash or marks just a hard lump?

Show your doctor: Or dermatologist as this can be many things, from a cyst to lipoma and more. You may need a biopsy but without looking at it and feeling it I have no way of knowing. Hope that helps ...Read more

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On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

Bleeding: Most likely you had bleeding that resulted in hematoma. Your blood INR levels may need to be checked if you are not having it checked regularly. ...Read more

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Hard, 1cm round lump under skin front upper thigh unchanged for 7 years. Is it cancer? Female age 35.

Hard, 1cm round lump under skin front upper thigh unchanged for 7 years. Is it cancer? Female age 35.

Probably not!: A 1cm lump that has not changed for 7 years is very unlikely to be cancer! Why? Because cancer grows, especially if it is not treated. What you describe sounds like a benign mass or cyst. An ultrasound and/or biopsy would give you a diagnosis, but it might not be necessary. Ask your primary care provider to take a look at this next time you're in. And read about lipomas to see if that fits! ...Read more