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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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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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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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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?

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

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Lump on lower shin in subcutaneous fat, no pain, no discolouration, no recent trauma. Not growing but not getting smaller and not going away?

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

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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?

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?

Needs evaluation: Soft tissue mass that's mobile and painless can be anything from a cyst, fibroma, lipoma, or hematoma. More concerning would be if it is increasing in size. If present for more than a month would have it evaluated ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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