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Im a 16 year old male and ive discovered a small lump on the left side of my hip, it is firm, but not painful, what could it be?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Possible scar tissue

A firm, non-tender lump is most likely the result of a small impact injury that caused bruising and possible bleeding in the muscle and has resulted in scar tissue.
This should remain the same size or shrink with time, but it enlarges, it need evaluation. If the lump is very small and seems to be at the skin level, is is most likely a benign cyst, and can also be watched.

In brief: Possible scar tissue

A firm, non-tender lump is most likely the result of a small impact injury that caused bruising and possible bleeding in the muscle and has resulted in scar tissue.
This should remain the same size or shrink with time, but it enlarges, it need evaluation. If the lump is very small and seems to be at the skin level, is is most likely a benign cyst, and can also be watched.
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