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Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Sometimes it: is difficult if not impossible to tell on physical exam alone whether an inguinal mass is an incarcerated hernia or an enlarged lymph node. Treatment is completely different for these conditions, so you need to see a doctor who can distinguish one from the other. Your doctor might even order an imaging test such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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My daughter who is 16 years old has a hard, small lump in her thigh, and you can't see it on the surface. It is not movable. She told me the lump has been there since she remembered. Is it risky?

My daughter who is 16 years old has a hard, small lump in her thigh, and you can't see it on the surface. It is not movable. She told me the lump has been there since she remembered. Is it risky?

Don't worry and less it grows: If it has been there a long time and it is not growing and it is less than 2 cm ( about an inch) then it's probably a benign growth that is very slow growing so don't worry if it does grow or if it is greater than 2 cm please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed a small hard lump on my babys thigh a few weeks after vaccination, is it normal? im afraid that a vein/artery was hit. Please help, Thanks

I noticed a small hard lump on my babys thigh a few weeks after vaccination, is it normal? im afraid that a vein/artery was hit. Please help, Thanks

Lump after VACCINE: This is not uncommon. The ideal of vaccines is to stimulate the immune system, so a bit of inflammation is actually a good thing. The lump that persists is likely a little bit of scarring in the subcutaneous tissue (think of how a skin scar feels a bit harder than the surrounding tissue). This may or may not go away over time, but is in no way dangerous or problematic. ...Read more

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What is this smaller hard lump in my upper thighs that only hurts when applied pressure. it is very hard and has been there for a few weeks.

What is this  smaller hard lump in my upper thighs that only hurts when applied pressure. it is very hard and has been there for a few weeks.

Thigh Lump: This could be several things. It could be a cyst or a collection of fat known as a lipoma. It also could be an inflamed lymph node. It is probably a good idea to get it evaluated by a physician to see what it is since it is new and tender. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my thigh. It's slightly hard but it feels like it's movable. What could it be?

Lump: What you are describing sounds like a lipoma which would be a benign/harmless lump. However, it could be something else. You should have it evaluated. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a very small lump on my thigh, it's squishy (but sometimes semi-hard) It's not noticeable (doesn't stick out); What could it possibly be?

I have a very small lump on my thigh, it's squishy (but sometimes semi-hard) It's not noticeable (doesn't stick out); What could it possibly be?

Cyst or fatty tumor: Sounds like an inclusion cyst or a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. Best to have your GP check it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my thigh, smaller than an inch, its hard but doesn't hurt and hasn't grown. I've had it for about a year. Should I be worried?

I have a small lump on my thigh, smaller than an inch, its hard but doesn't hurt and hasn't grown. I've had it for about a year. Should I be worried?

Lump: it could be a number of things but probably none serious. Best thing to do is get it examined by a healthcare worker. ...Read more