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Red itchy hard painful bump on calf. Possibly ingrown hair. Pulled tiny sharp hair out, hurt worse. Applied bag balm. Bump smaller now, but I limp. ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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A bump from an ingrown hair on the lower leg should not cause an amount of pain that would make a person limp.
There could be something more serious there, and one's primary care doctor can examine the area to see what is going on. One possibility is a skin cyst (epidermal inclusion cyst) that has gotten inflamed or infected... those usually need to be opened or removed.

In brief: Doctor can check

A bump from an ingrown hair on the lower leg should not cause an amount of pain that would make a person limp.
There could be something more serious there, and one's primary care doctor can examine the area to see what is going on. One possibility is a skin cyst (epidermal inclusion cyst) that has gotten inflamed or infected... those usually need to be opened or removed.
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