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Doctor insights on: Purple Lump On Inner Thigh

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I had a lump on my inner thigh that popped and now its like a purple dry patch that's a little hard underneath what can I do to treat this & what is it?

Below: Use intermittent warm, moist packs to the area 4 times per day for 15 min each time

Do this for ten days, if you continue to find anything abnormal, then see your DR for exam ...Read more

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I have these sores on my inner thighs and they look like purple lumps. Some hurt but others don't. I'm very self conscious due to it?

I have these sores on my inner thighs and they look like purple lumps. Some hurt but others don't. I'm very self conscious due to it?

Sores/Lumps: Tough to say without an exam, but sounds like possible abscesses or cysts, or maybe a simple rash you have. Get an eval and there will most likely be a good treatment for you, so the condition can heal, and you will not feel self conscious anymore. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a marble size lump on my left inner thigh. In appearance it looks to be purple bruised. No pain unless I press on it?

Varicose vein?: It could be a bruise or a varicose vein. Wait and see what happens over the next 1-2 weeks - if it's a bruise it will disappear. ...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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Woke up today with a big lump on my inner thigh, purple/redish with a big rash surrounding it, feels like a burn, just want to know how bad is it.

Woke up today with a big lump on my inner thigh, purple/redish with a big rash surrounding it, feels like a burn, just want to know how bad is it.

Bump: You most likely have a bug/spider bite. Take care because it can get infected with skin bacteria. Some benadryl (diphenhydramine) will probably help the rash part. Put some triple antibiotic cream on the center and see a physician. If its a spider bite you may get a necrotic center that grows. ...Read more

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Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!

Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!

Needs biopsy: A staph boil or abscess usually soft, hot, tender so does not sound like a typical bacterial infection. Since it's hard with no fluctuance, I suggest Derm evaluation for biopsy ...Read more

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There is a small lump on my inner thigh that is a purplish and red. I get these on the norm but this one is painful. What is it?

Infected Cyst?: It sounds like a cyst or hair follicle has gotten infected. Once they become painful, you usually need to see a doctor for treatment. In the mean time you can use warm moist compresses to increase the circulation and help your body fight the infection. Do not squeeze it or try to pop it like pimple, as it could spread the infection. ...Read more

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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...Read more

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Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.

Cyst: This may be a sebaceous cyst if it is the only time you have had this. Many people can get multiple of these in the same area over the years. I would not recommend trying to squeeze it because it will make it worse. Apply warm compressses for 10 min twice a day. If very sore see your md for antibiotics that will improve the symptoms even though it is not a true infections. ...Read more

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I have a pencil eraser sized lump on my left leg about an inch an a half above my knee. It is now starting to change colors from fleshly to purple?

I have a pencil eraser sized lump on my left leg about an inch an a half above my knee. It is now starting to change colors from fleshly to purple?

Skin lesions: Any skin lesion that does not look like the surrounding tissue or is changing in size, color or structure should be looked at by your family physician to insure it is not dangerous for skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?

I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?

A little more info: If it is movable and just under the skin, it can b a small inclusion cysts not originating from the knee. Ur scratching has caused the changes u describe. U should c an ortho surgeon 2 have it evaluated & perhaps excision if u can't keep ur hands away from it. It may get infected & cause problems. ...Read more

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My son has a small lump under his skin on his chest. It appears purple like a bruise. He had one on his leg +cut it open, inside was a black round?

My son has a small lump under his skin on his chest. It appears purple like a bruise. He had one on his leg +cut it open, inside was a black round?

Angioma?: It sounds like an angioma, but I would strongly suggest that you not cut open lesions; that's how infections happen. And if it is in fact an angioma, it will bleed like stink. Let your doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Hard purple lup on knee with redness around. Have had leg pain for a month the lump just showed up. Is this dvt?

Superficial: I sounds like a superficial vein with pain, called thrombophlebitis which is an inflammation of the vein. Other possibilities include an infected cyst or hair follicle, or insect bite. It is hard to say without seeing the lesion. Best course of action. Apply a warm compress for about 5 minutes, multiple times and take an anti inflammatory for pain. See a Doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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Hard purple lump on front of knee with redness around it. Have had leg pain for a month butthe lump just showed up. Is this a dvt?

Hard purple lump on front of knee with redness around it. Have had leg pain for a month butthe lump just showed up. Is this a dvt?

Low probability: DVT is a serious condition. The typical location for leg DVT is the back of the knee and the calf. The purple color is worrying me. Please go to your doctor to review why you are having leg pain for one month. ...Read more

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Pain in leg for weeks now there is a hard purple pea sized lump on front of knee with redness. Negative us and d dimer. Could it still be dvt?

Pain in leg for weeks now there is a hard purple pea sized lump on front of knee with redness. Negative us and d dimer. Could it still be dvt?

Not likely: The description is not consistent with DVT, and a negative D-dimer makes it very unlikely that you have a deep vein thrombus. ...Read more

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I have a lump near my vagina but at the crease at my vagina and right leg. It's purple and is very painful to walk with. Not an std. What is it?

Probable Infection: If it is on the outside, it is most likely an infected sebaceous gland or hair follicle. If it is on the inside, it is likely a Bartholin's cyst. Either way, you need to see your doctor to get this treated. ...Read more

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I have purple bump inner thigh. Had for one month. Popped today and squirted blood. Lots of blood. Its never painful. Just purplish and shiny.

I have purple bump inner thigh. Had for one month. Popped today and squirted blood. Lots of blood. Its never painful. Just purplish and shiny.

Staph infection: I believe the most common explanation is a staph infection...the most common bacteria living on your skin. The thigh is a common place due to friction of your legs rubbing together, reducing the skin's natural resistance to infection, causing a boil. They tend to recur and may be prevented with use of the skin cleanser 2% chlorhexadine and/or a course of the anti-staph antibiotic erythromycin. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the crease of my inner thigh. The area where the bump is is purple. What could it be?

I have a hard bump on the crease of my inner thigh. The area where the bump is is purple. What could it be?

Hard bump on thigh: At an age of -970 if is hard to know what you are talking about. A picture would help. My guess is it is a varicose vein. ...Read more

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I found a bump on my inner thigh that is a purple green color and hard when you press on it. What could this be?

I found a bump on my inner thigh that is a purple green color and hard when you press on it. What could this be?

Bruise or hematoma?: If it's recent, the colors make it sound like a resolving hematoma or bruise. If it is still present after a month, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had a small hard bump on my inner thigh for several months. It is slightly purple in color and will not pop. What could this be?

I have had a small hard bump on my inner thigh for several months. It is slightly purple in color and will not pop. What could this be?

Sounds: Like a cyst (one type=sebaceous cyst ot a LIPOMA (fatty tumor benign!) Show it to a Medical professional. Most of the time these are easily removed if it is painful etc ...Read more

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I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?

I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?

Purpura: Purpura occurs when small blood vessels join together or leak blood under the skin.
When purpura spots are very small, they are called petechiae. Large purpura are called ecchymoses.
Platelets help the blood clot. A person with purpura may have normal platelet counts (nonthrombocytopenic purpuras) or low platelet counts (thrombocytopenic purpuras). See your doctor. ...Read more

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On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. What could it be?

On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. What could it be?

Red bump: Hi KavitaB, the red bump is likely a bug bite, pimple, or blocked follicle. The 'spots' around it are from the tiny blood vessels surrounding the wound becoming engorged with blood to help with the healing process. If it goes away in a few days then no big deal. However, if the purple spots start to spread or if the red bump becomes larger, painful, or starts to ooze (pus), then go to your doctor ...Read more

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I have a pea sized bump on my inner thigh non painful reddish purple poped and dark blood came out what could it be?

I have a pea sized bump on my inner thigh non painful reddish purple poped and dark blood came out what could it be?

Red dot: Probably a hemangioma, which is a growth of blood vessels. See a dermatologist to make sure it's ok and they can offer a treatment such as laser. ...Read more

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Reacuring boils of some sort on my left inner thigh. Start as a soft bump then get hard and red/purple. When they bust they seem to just bleed.

Reacuring boils of some sort on my left inner thigh. Start as a soft bump then get hard and red/purple. When they bust they seem to just bleed.

Boil: Recurring boils in the groin can be a condition that need treatment. A few months of an oral or topical antibiotic can really help. Until you get in to see your doctor, start using an antibacterial soap to bathe with. ...Read more

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I have a small purple pimple like bump on my inner thigh from my thighs rubbing together. It started off red and now its purplish. Will it go away?

I have a small purple pimple like bump on my inner thigh from my thighs rubbing together. It started off red and now its purplish. Will it go away?

Eventually,: As long as the skin is protected and is not repeatedly irritated by repeat friction and rubbing, but most skin injuries take months before color becomes more flesh colored. ...Read more

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I squeezed a bump on my inner thigh around the area I have stretch marks and it is now swollen purple and is extremely sore when I move or touch it?

I squeezed a bump on my inner thigh around the area I have stretch marks and it is now swollen purple and is extremely sore when I move or touch it?

Evaluation: Get this checked by your physician or at Urgent Care. You might starting to have worsening of your infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more