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Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Lumps and Bumps: Hi, sorry you are not feeling 100%. Bumps or lumps on people always cause alarm, but seldom are harmful. It is impossible to guess what it may be, i tell my patients to always have things like that examined, and if necessary sampled or biopsied. Many times it is fat cells, (lipoma) which is a benign, soft , lump under the skin. See your doctor soon for exam. Take care, and good luck! ...Read more

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1 year ago I had a white soft lump on my leg (lower, front, right side, right leg).told it was excess tissue. It is now sore and looks bruised.

1 year ago I had a white soft lump on my leg (lower, front, right side, right leg).told it was excess tissue. It is now sore and looks bruised.

Exam needed: The lump may be a fatty tumor(benign lipoma), tiny hernia through a muscle, protuberant vein or a wen, but since it is now bruised and sore, an examination is needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

Not necessarily: It's difficult to say based on the info you provided. As is the lump in the deep muscle, superficial skin or bone. If it's in the bone, it could be related to a bone callus. If its the deeper muscle, it could be myositis ossificans, which is a calcium deposit in the muscle after truama. Skin wise, that could be a hypertrophic amongst other things. Usually are only problems if create pain. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg,what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg,what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

Scar tissue: Most likely the hard lump is scar tissue. As the wound heals, scar tissue forms and it is more dense and feels harder than normal skin. It would be unlikely this far out to have a wound infection, but If there is increased redness, swelling, pain or red streaks, I suggest being seen. I hope this helps. ...Read more