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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?

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?

Needs evaluation : Soft tissue mass that's mobile and painless can be anything from a cyst, fibroma, lipoma, or hematoma. More concerning would be if it is increasing in size. If present for more than a month would have it evaluated ...Read more

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How can I treat a painful lump on shin (tibia), due to direct impact ?

How can I treat a painful lump on  shin (tibia),  due to direct impact ?

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 more

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Small, squishy lump on shin. No pain. If I pull my skin taut it flattens. What could it be?

Small, squishy lump on shin. No pain.  If I pull my skin taut it flattens. What could it be?

Lipoma: Fatty tumors can do this. Other things can do this as well so best to keep an eye on it for a few months. If it is enlarging or you develop other signs / symptoms in that area see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?

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

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Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

Small pea sized lump on shin an inch or two below knee. Lump doesn't move. Some pain in knee.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yesterdays Cyst.: Sounds about right to me. The cyst of a few months ago is starting to thicken it's walls and firm up. It is taking up more space and starting to effect the surrounding tissues. Probably best to have it re-evaluated. Consider having it excised. ...Read more

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Old injury to shin, still has a lump present?

See below: You bruised the outer layer of the bone and you could have a permanent enlargement. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower shin that hurts to touch. What could it be?

I have a lump on my lower shin that hurts to touch. What could it be?

It could be strat of: A boil, use moist heat on it and see if it help if is not go to your doctor he will the right antibiotic.. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a lump on their shin? How soon does it go away after hitting it?

If a result of: Injury shold go away in few days to a week, if did not check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.

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

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I have a lump in my shin, is it a bone?

I have a lump in my shin, is it a bone?

Tibia: The shin bone is your tibia, and any lump, without a known injury, should get evaluated and diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lump on my shin and i don't know what it is. What should I do?

Physician Eval.: You should be evaluated by your physician or an orthopaedic surgeon. X-rays will determine if the bones are involved. An ultrasound or MRI will help determine the status of the bump as well. ...Read more