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Doctor insights on: Soft Lump On Leg Muscles Symptoms

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck ?Tendons?... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck ?Tendons?... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in leg lumps near shin bones. 36 weeks preg. Losing muscle mass and weight. Lumps movable. Docs not sure. Appeared suddenly. Lots of leg pain too.

Pain in leg lumps near shin bones. 36 weeks preg. Losing muscle mass and weight. Lumps movable. Docs not sure. Appeared suddenly. Lots of leg pain too.

Discuss with Doc: Lumps on you legs at 36 weeks of pregnancy could be either prominent fatty collections call lipoma or from prominent veins or varicosities. Elevation of your legs should help. Both can be palpated under the skin and appear mobile. Loss of muscle mass can be from lack of activity , if you you have been slowing down. The weight loss is more of a concern and would discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling.  Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain: Can not rule out - any risk factors such as prolonged plane or car rides or recent surgery. Any history of prior clots. Could also be baker's cyst back of knee - check for swelling in the back of the knee. If continues - should get evaluated especially if your leg begins to swell ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or trigger point that can respond to tissue massage. If not growing or and painless ok to observe;get it checked out if growing/painful or persists (to make sure it's not something serious like a malignant growth) ...Read more

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Pea size hard lump on right hip. Change in sensation over body, fasciculations when resting+back cramping after exercise. Sinus problems also. Help?

Pea size hard lump on right hip. Change in sensation over body, fasciculations when resting+back cramping after exercise. Sinus problems also. Help?

Lump: The lump on the the right hip soundd benign. So, take it easy ! regarding fasiculations and cramps, sounds like they are related to your level of physical activity. Lastly, sinus problems, please contact your doctor for a thorough physical exam and comple evaluation, and also to discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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Hard pea sized slightly moveable lump left side of neck on muscle. When stretch neck to other side seems to disappear. Normal chest xray and blood wrk?

Hard pea sized slightly moveable lump left side of neck on muscle. When stretch neck to other side seems to disappear. Normal chest xray and blood wrk?

Probable Lymph Node: It's probably a small lymph node just doing it's job. Keep track of it and check with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is one painful rash that can start on back close to middle and spreads forward and down. Consists of red patches with groups of small blisters. Other conditions such as a bacterial infection, cellulitis, can spread and cause pain and lymph node swelling as well. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Bulge (painless, soft, <1 cm) on right side of neck when head is turn to left and neck + shoulder muscles are contracted and right arm raised. Worry?

Bulge (painless, soft, <1 cm) on right side of neck when head is turn to left and neck + shoulder muscles are contracted and right arm  raised. Worry?

Painless neck bulge: Neck mases always need evaluation specially in smokers or patients with family history of cancers. Havind said this many are benign anatomy findings or variation your family Doctor can help you navagate appropiate testing ...Read more

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Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

? Medication effect: First i need to know more details about the medications that you are currently taking since some of the medications (like steroids) may give occasional headaches, lump on back of the neck and stretch marks in addition to some other symptoms and signs like weight gain, elevated blood sugar, hypertension... ...Read more

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Large hard mass on right collar bone with off and on chest pain and neck stiffness ?

Large hard mass on right collar bone with off and on chest pain and neck stiffness ?

Mass: If this is a new swelling, I would be concerned for an infection. Other possibilities would be bony mass or possible dislocation of clavicle and sternum. ...Read more

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A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

Painful lump: A painful hard lump in the thigh area is likely to be either a 'boil' (usually reddish/purplish in color), or a growing cyst (cysts, however, are not usually as tender as boils. The spreading rash to the calves is hard to explain and may represent a second problem. ...Read more

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I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?

I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?

Lipoma: Sounds like they may be lipomas which are benign encapsulated accumulations of fat. Many people have them and they do not require any intervention unless they are so large they are cosmetically unappealing or pressing on a nerve and causing pain. An examination by your provider can confirm this is the case. Very rarely is any additional testing needed to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Soft, squishy lumps on back outer thigh about 3 inches above knee and on both legs. Dr said not in popliteal lymph node area and likely just anatomy?

Soft, squishy lumps on back outer thigh about 3 inches above knee and on both legs. Dr said not in popliteal lymph node area and likely just anatomy?

Simple problem: You have given me a wonderful description of what we call lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty growths that can occur almost anywhere on the body. They cannot be transmitted from person to person so the fact you both have them is not any consideration. If they cause you pain, discomfort or are unsightly, they are easy to remove. They can grow so you may want to have them removed at some point. ...Read more