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Painless Lump On Shin
I have a small movable painless lump on my shin and today it was a lighter color than my normal skin color and I run what is this? Should I be concern
I have a soft painless lump n my left lower shin. I've had it for 6 months and seems to grow. Size of an egg and not movable. Leg or foor not swollen.
Lump: Anything like that merits an exam. See your dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more
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
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
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.
Stop: Stop rubbing it. Have your doctor biopsy the so called scar tissue to make sure it is not something else ...Read more
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
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
My husband noticed a hard lump on his left shin bone today. He is wondering what it could be. He has no pain, no specific injury remembered?
Should get X-ray: There are a number of reasons for bumps on bone, trauma is one, other causes are benign or malignant. Benign causes include endochondroma, osteochondroma, nonossifying fibroma, chondroblastoma, osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, periosteal chondroma, giant cell tumor, and chondromyxoid fibroma. Malignant lesions in that age range include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma or ewing's sarcoma. See a md. ...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
Pea szd soft lump in my leg/middle of t shin Doesn't move and it`s been there for 5+ years, no noticeable change in size no pain. W can it be?
Lump on shin: Old injury or a bit of fat most likely. Show to your Dr. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump under the skin on my shin that is moveable and painless with soft lumps around it that hurt and are moveable too I'm worried.
Could be cysts: Or any number of other things. See your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more
Hey, so I have a tiny, soft lump on my shin on my left leg. It's painless and can be moved back and forth. Just curious what it is, no recent injuries?
I have a lump on my shin from knock 5 years ago, it's not sore but it is quite prominent, should I be worried?
No common problem: It it occurred in area that you bruised you probably had a hematoma (blood collection) that when your body absorbed it left either a scar tissue lump or a fluid filled cyst where the body walled the hematoma off. ...Read more
I hit my shin extremely hard 10 months ago. There is still a hard but movable lump and dark bruise-like discoloring. However, it's painless.
Trauma: Sounds like organized hematoma, possibly calcified.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have visible lumps on shin on right leg no pain on touch but sometimes dull aches like restless leg syn when jogging in place, standing, or lying down?
Lump on skin: Without looking at it I guess you might have lipoma on your leg skin. ...Read more
Lump on left shin in fat layer (had scan) which has been there for 2 months. Not sore, not growing, no previous trauma to leg. What could it be?
Lipoma...: Lump which is contender, soft, or firm but on scan no concern. Common is deposits of fatty tissue in subcutaneous layer - it happens without reason. It is benign condition. Sometimes it may be also skin " wax" retired as sebaceous cyst. Either condition is benign and unless anoying - leave it alone. If Any unusual growth, redness, pain. See your doctor ...Read more
I have a lump on my shin I fell directly on it a few weeks ago, still some bruising along my leg and this knot. No pain anymore Do I need to see a dr?
The knot U C & feel-: -is a fibrosis of the hematoma or a scar in the peri-osteom. (Sp). The fibrotiic covering the bone. It is very vascular and the knot is fixed 2 the bone. Over time it may very well go away tho not completely, or may just always B there. Nothing 2 do. Consider it a battle scar. ...Read more
41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?
Medical evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities being the most simple a reaction after injury but other serious problems such as bone tumors are possible. In most cases a simple x-ray is sufficient. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on the inside of my shin bone. There is no pain or tenderness, so I do not believe it to be a bruise.
Get checked: Fatty tumor, cyst, ingrown hair. I think a full exam will shed light on this issue. Good luck ...Read more
Two weeks ago I discovered a hard small lump on my shin it is tender to the touch but otherwise there is no pain I noticed that it is a little bigger and it s discoloring like a bruise I go to the doctor tomorrow but I was wondering what this could be I a
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
Different options: The leg 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, tendons, vessels 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
Hard, painless lump on the middle of lower leg under then skin. Skin not affected. What could that be?
Could be: It could be a cyst of some type. You should have it checked by your doctor. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?
What you described may be xanthomas that occur due to high blood lipids. See the site below for more information. It may require a physical examination and you should see your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more
My 4yr old has developed lumps on her left leg. One is painless and one is painful. She hasn't injured it and they are growing. Who should I c?
Pediatrician: See her pediatrician first. He or she can determine what the lumps are and if she needs to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part), which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.
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