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Soft Lump On Shin Bone
Lump on shin: Your doctor would palpate it to feel it consistency, movable ir fixed, fluctuant or solid. On the basis if his examination he might order x ray studies. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
My husband noticed a hard lump on his left shin bone today. He is wondering what it could be. He has no pain, no specific injury remembered?
Should get X-ray: There are a number of reasons for bumps on bone, trauma is one, other causes are benign or malignant. Benign causes include endochondroma, osteochondroma, nonossifying fibroma, chondroblastoma, osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, periosteal chondroma, giant cell tumor, and chondromyxoid fibroma. Malignant lesions in that age range include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma or ewing's sarcoma. See a md. ...Read more
I HAVE A HARD LUMP NEXT TO MY SHIN BONE & AM VERY WORRIED WHAT IT IS, IT ISN'T RED OR VISABLE, I CAN JUST FEEL IT. IT ISN'T PAINFUL.
Shin lump: If it is mobile and not painful and not getting larger, watch it if u start getting pain or it grows or is firmly attached to surrounding tissue, get it checked! ...Read more
To the right of my shin bone like on the side there is like a really hard bruse that looks like a lump what could it be I'm scared?
Have a lump on my left shin bone. Is very hard and does not move, has been there for several months now. Should I get this checked out?
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
Small lump next to shin bone. Hard and dosent move. No major discolouration just a little red. Hurts a tiny bit when pressure is applied?
Needs to be: Visualized at minimum for accurate assessment.Get a more detailed answer ›
When I press on marble-like lump on the inner side of my knee, pain comes to the inner shin bone. Why? Thank you.
I have a hard painfull lump on my left leg very close to the shin bone. It hurts when I walk and also to the touch. It appeared suddenly.
See your Orthopod!:
Sudden appearance of a painful & tender swelling in the leg could be due to a number
of causes. It could be from a fall or stumble resulting in a fx or torn muscle; or due to an infection. All these would be associated with a history of a trauma or fever, etc.
Rarer causes include a bone tumor breaking thru, resulting in sudden swelling, pain & tenderness.
Bleeding vessel might also cause the same. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?
41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?
Medical evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities being the most simple a reaction after injury but other serious problems such as bone tumors are possible. In most cases a simple x-ray is sufficient. ...Read more
I have a 1 1/2" bean shaped lump on my right shin under the skin, It is 4" below the knee to the left of my shin bone. Its movable and not painful.
I have this hard lump on my shin bone on the tendon for a month and its right above my right ankle and the lump is on the tendon on my right ankle.?
Cyst?: Usually lumps on tendons are either cysts or scar type tissue. If it is bothering you then I would see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump on my shin bone area under the skin. It hurts if I push it but not otherwise. Why? Should I go to the doctor?
Shin pain: You could have bruised that area and forgot about it only to discover it when you touch it. A small fracture may be the cause also. An X-ray probably is warranted as a screen. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on the inside of my shin bone. There is no pain or tenderness, so I do not believe it to be a bruise.
Get checked: Fatty tumor, cyst, ingrown hair. I think a full exam will shed light on this issue. Good luck ...Read more
Hit my shin bone 4 weeks ago, it's still swollen and bruised. There's a large lump. Tender to touch. Only gets sore if use it to much?
Bump is hematoma: The large lump is a common normal response to an injury over the tibia from blunt trauma. The bony lining or periosteum is very vascular and thus can bleed significantly leading to a local hematoma. The swelling should start to subside with rest, ice, decreased use and an ace wrap to provide compression and protection. ...Read more
I hit my shin (Tibia) 5 days ago, there is a lump on the bone with some bruising at the site, now there is bruising in my ankle could it be broken?
I have a hard quarter sized lump on my right leg on the shin bone right above my right ankle on the tendon and I was wondering what this sounds like?
It could be: It may very well be a ganglionic cyst/ganglion. This is a common location for something like this. But there are other bony and soft tissue cyst/masses that could less commonly account for this. I would encourage you to have a physician evaluate this lesion to make sure it's not something more concerning. ...Read more
TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?
Lump: A lump secondary to trauma that is mobile is unlikely connected to bone. There has likely been damage to the tissue just under the skin, called subcutaneous fat. It often takes weeks for this to resolve. All the best. ...Read more
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
My son has a hard quarter sized lump on the middle of his shin bone that is a little painful on palpitation. He is 14 and had a benign bone tumor diagnosed a year ago near his knee (can they do that without a biopsy?) thank you so very much in advance fo
I've had rai for thyroid cancer twice stage two just noticed a lump on my shin bone should I be concerned?
Unlikely related: Hi. What was your cancer? Most likely papillary. That rarely goes to bone, and when it does, usually not lower leg. Is your stimulated thyroglobulin undetectable? Many factors here, but I would not assume a lump on your tibia is metastatic thyroid cancer. See your endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more
My left leg swells & numb in knee. On shin bone I have a nickle sz lump. Pain in leg at rest or activity. What can I do?
Lameness: Get evaluated, your doc will want to exam your leg, plain xrays, and possibly more tests. Call for appointment today. Take a friend with you. ...Read more
Hard pea sized lump next to shin bone, about half way down leg, quite close to a mole, slightly tender if pressed, moves slightly, what could it be?
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
Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part), which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.
12 months ago I noticed a very small lump or raise in the tibia bone. I was concerned and got an x-ray. This showed nothing. Now it has doubled size?
X-rays, MRI: I would repeat the x-rays to start with and consider an MRI or ct scan to further work this up. There are benign bone tumors that aren't harmful as well as ones to be concerned about. There are also a lot of soft tissue tumors (again many totally benign). X-rays are a good first step, but if nothing is seen on x-ray, you should consider an MRI to look at the soft tissue. ...Read more
I suffered what I thought was a deep tibia bone bruise 2 months ago and now I have multiple hard lumps I can move up and down the whole tibia bone.
Varies: When you do sustain a "bone bruise" it can affect the periosteum, which is the lining of the bone. This can result in extra bone formation and the lumps you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and possibly have some further studies. ...Read more
Got a small lump on my tibia two weeks ago. It moves with the skin, not attached to the bone. Causes other pain in my leg, as high as my glute.
How small?: If not attached to bone, this my be a skin cyst or small skin growth called dermatofibroma. It would be unusual for a small growth on the tibia, to cause pain going up to your glut in your buttocks. IS it red or warm? Any pain that persists deserves to be examined by a docctor. ...Read more
My 12 yr old has a lump below knee, medially. Xray shows a lucent lesion with ill defined margin and adjacent irregular cortical bone in tibia. Ideas?
Ped. Orthopedics: Time to see a well-qualified pediatric orthopedist. ...Read more
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