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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 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: While this could be benign, a couple of things you said about the lump made me concerned: it is large and it is hard. An experienced surgeon who deals with soft tissue tumors/growths such as a surgical oncologist or orthopedic oncologist will be able to distinguish a benign from a rare cancerous condition called sarcoma. This may require MRI or ct scan imaging, a biopsy, or both. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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