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Why would it matter if when pushing down on thigh tumor it hurts to extend leg? When the doctor did not push down on the tumor no pain with extending

Why would it matter if when pushing down on thigh tumor it hurts to extend leg? When the doctor did not push down on the tumor  no pain with extending

Not unusual: Sounds like pressure on the tumor produces pain when you extend your leg but not when it is not pressed. Sounds like it is possibly pressing on a nerve or a nearby sensitive structure - a bursa possibly? ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like i can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh.  No pain, but feels like i can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Check it out: Most likely fatty tumor or fibrous tumor, less likely possibly femoral hernia. See a general surgeon. Sounds like nothing serious but in general if we can't get a tissue sample, we are not 100% sure of what it is. Don't lose sleep over it but get it checked out. ...Read more

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Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area.  One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt.  It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

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We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

We had tumer  removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

Infection/inflammati: Red spots could mean infection or inflammation. Would have to call the surgeon or see the surgeon to make sure every thing is ok. Since tumor was removed you also need to make sure this is not cancerous. ...Read more

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How does a Tumor affect your leg?

How does a Tumor affect your leg?

Depends: It depends on wha kind of tumor you are talking about. If you are talking about primary tumors of the leg bones, they usually cause pain, lump and limping that worsen with time. ...Read more

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What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Tumors of: The extremity can be in the bone or soft tissue. These are life threats. W/u for metastasis to lung, then principle is 1. Save life; 2. Save limb; 3. Save function of limb; make it look as best as normal that you can. ...Read more

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Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Possible,not likely: It depends on tumor type, size and location. Leg pain(radiculopathy) from the back comes from the same side as the lesion. A tumor that has encroached upon the spine can cause opposite side pain if it has crossed the midline. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. in size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Yes: The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone. Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more

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