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Soft Lump On Shin
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?
Nickle sized soft lump near my right shin about 7 inches above my ankle in-between my shin and my calf muscle near the right side for a long time?
Probably a lipoma,: but show it to your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Hard, immovable lump on shin since may. Feels like bruise but no mark.Started the size of pea, just noticed itsabout the size of a gumball. Nervous!
Had bony lump on shin X-rayed. GP says it's scar tissue under shin but I've been rubbing it until skin broke. Lump feels bigger since I've rubbed it.
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?
If a result of: Injury shold go away in few days to a week, if did not check with your doctor. ...Read more
What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.
Erythema nodosum?: A condition called erythema nodosum typically causes painful bumps over the shins. Usually there would also be redness, but not always. Erythema nodosum often is a sign of other systemic inflammatory diseases. For example, it often shows up in people with inflammatory bowel disease, i.e. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. See a doctor if the problem continues. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had a movable lump in my shin for about 10 years it hasn't grown and doesn't hurt. Also since then I have had a few smaller ones appear.
Probably nothing but: If it hasn't changed at all, it's likely a cyst or a lipoma. You should have your general doctor evaluate it to be sure. ...Read more
I fell down the steps and banged my shin really hard. This was 4 weeks ago today! I still have lump and it still hurts alittle when I touch it. Should I see a dr.? Do do I need to give it more time?
Side Effects of Fall: See your doctor as you may have an infection in your leg needing antibiotics. ...Read more