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I fell on my leg about 5 weeks ago, the bruising is gone but a painful, hard lump remains on my shin (~1.5 in. Diameter), should I see a doctor?

I fell on my leg about 5 weeks ago, the bruising is gone but a painful, hard lump remains on my shin (~1.5 in. Diameter), should I see a doctor?

If this is in the-: -area of bruising, it is most likely an organized clot, & then fibrosis sets in & U R feeling the residual lump. This should clear up with no treatment, but sometimes there may remain a small lump U can feel, but is not usually visible to an untrained eye as Ur friends. Just wait it out. Sometimes heat may aid in clearing it up. ...Read more

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I think I got bit by a spider last night my leg was painful and there was a red hard lump. Today it's still very tender and the redness has grown?

I think I got bit by a spider last night my leg was painful and there was a red hard lump. Today it's still very tender and the redness has grown?

SPIDER BITE: All spiders contain venom... it is how they kill their prey. Most venom is histo-toxic... It inflames & at times destroys tissue. The redness represents the venom 'leeching' out from bite site. Sometimes the redness will become black in the middle & 'follow' the redness. The size of spider bite wounds should be VERY CLOSELY monitored to make sure they are healing properly! ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower top calf after injury (occured 3 weeks ago) not painful. Bruising is gone should I see a doctor?

Hard lump on lower top calf after injury (occured 3 weeks ago) not painful. Bruising is gone should I see a doctor?

Hematoma: This lump may be an organized blood clot under the skin from bleeding that occurred when bruised. Most dissolve but some remain as fibrous material and can be removed surgically if troublesome. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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Housemate, 55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful, hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Housemate, 55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful, hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Dependent bruising.: When you injure the leg, the blood from the bruising can travel down the fascial plans and end up forming a bruise lower in the leg. A simple answer to this could be a support stocking or even an ace wrap. If he has pain in the calf or what feels like a hard chord in the calf he should be checked out for the possibility of a blood clot. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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I have had a painful lump on my outer lower leg for about a week now. There is no bruising, just a lump. It is painful but I have no insurance at the moment. Should I be worried?

I have had a painful lump on my outer lower leg for about a week now. There is no bruising, just a lump. It is painful but I have no insurance at the moment. Should I be worried?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin. Its been growing every day?

I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin. Its been growing every day?

The bruise =bleeding: & if there is a collection of blood called hematoma, the discoloration always get bigger & many colors. The lump = a fibrosis of the clot, the body usually cleans them up. But it takes time. May get smaller & go away, or you are left with a permanent lump of undetermined size. Just be patient, there is no serious thing going to happen. It will just sit there. Ice @ first, after 3-4 days, heat. ...Read more

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Felt 2 lumps on my tibia 1 below other. No pain at 1st, now 1 is painful-sore, and both have grown. Never bumped leg/no bruises. Causes/concerns pls?

Felt 2 lumps on my tibia 1 below other. No pain at 1st, now 1 is painful-sore, and both have grown. Never bumped leg/no bruises. Causes/concerns pls?

Bumps on tibia: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without examination and X-rays. From simple osteoma to periateritis nodosa is a long list of differential diagnosis. Get examined by your physician ...Read more

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My daughter has developed hard lumps that feel like bone on the front of her legs they are bruised and in so much pain that it cannot be managed what can this be?

My daughter has developed hard lumps that feel like bone on the front of her legs they are bruised and in so much pain that it cannot be managed what can this be?

Could be many things: It could be many things, such as injury, bone cancer. You need to bring her to see a doctor to get a x-ray to check it. ...Read more

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2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

Sciatic n. Injury: Difficulty walking & severe sciatica for one year & post-injection of medicine into ipsilateral buttock suggests mass-effect/permanent type of injury to sciatic nerve. See a Neurologist for confirmation. Knowledge of a medical misadventure does not begin until the sufferer learns, from an expert, that it has occurred. A most unfortunate circumstance if this is indeed what occurred. Iatrogenic? ...Read more

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Have been bruising easily on my thighs. No idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?

Have been bruising easily on my thighs. No idea why. My right leg has small bruise, size of a quarter with a non-painful lump under it. What is it?

See a hematologist: Easy bruising suggests an abnormality in the blood components that regulate blood clotting or an abnormality in the blood vessel wall. These abnormalities can be new or inherited. You need a coagulation profile reviewed by a hematologist ...Read more

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Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

WeAllTakeOurLumps: Yes, it could be what remains of a hematoma under the skin. That lump could be there for a few months but the body absorbs most or all of it. Nothing dangerous. Sometimes some scar remains forever but shouldn't be a problem unless you can see it and it bothers you. But, if it starts growing or begins to hurt or the skin discolors, get it checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bruise led to red hard lump its slightly swollen skin is tight seems warm to the touch it hurts when standing on the leg where it's located help?

Bruise led to red hard lump its slightly swollen skin is tight seems warm to the touch it hurts when standing on the leg where it's located help?

Hematoma: Bruises could form collection of blood underneath skin surface, may cause pain. Usually self limited, warm compresses may help. If does not reduce in a weeks time, seek medical advice ...Read more

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Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Question?: Not sure what the question is you are asking. However, this can happen. Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad but it can certainly hurt. You may need to consider some type of compression socks/hose. ...Read more

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I found a hard lump or mass in my inner thigh about 3 inches above my knee. It is tender but not painful to the touch. What could it be?

I found a hard lump or mass in my inner thigh about 3 inches above my knee. It is tender but not painful to the touch. What could it be?

Multiple: Many possibilities including both benign and more serious problems. List includes, but not limited to cysts, muscle herniation, benign & cancerous soft tissue tumors, benign & cancerous bone tumors. Please have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dermatofibroma: See a dermatologist. Most likely it is a benign dermatofibroma, but there are other possible diagnoses. An exam, possibly a biopsy will be needed for the answer. ...Read more

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Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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I have a large lump, size of half a baseball on my lower inner thigh. I've never had anything like this and the area is bruised and it is very firm.

I have a large lump, size of half a baseball on my lower inner thigh. I've never had anything like this and the area is bruised and it is very firm.

Seek treatment ASAP: Please see a physician right away, especially if there has been no known injury. Urgent care or ER for xrays, exam, and perhaps an Ortho consult. ...Read more

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On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

On warfin. I hit my inner upper thigh on a slide now it's bruised but a small hard lump I feel?

Bleeding: Most likely you had bleeding that resulted in hematoma. Your blood INR levels may need to be checked if you are not having it checked regularly. ...Read more