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Lump in back of thigh - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a lump on the back of my thigh after a fall a year and a half is hard but has not grown since the fall. what could this be? should i be worried?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi!
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   22
Doctor :   Where exactly is the lump located?
Doctor :   Did you sustain a fracture following the fall?
User :   it is on the back of my thigh more, but i had a huge bruise for a while..and it is exactly where the bruise was
Doctor :   Do you notice any symptom such as pain, weakness?
User :   no, there is no pain or weakness...sometimes my leg hurts but i am pretty sure that is sciatica...i have really bad back problems...but the lump is not painful and u can't really see it when i am standing up its more that i can feel it when im sitting down...people probably would not notice it if i didn't ask them about it
Doctor :   Since the lump is very small and you do not have any symptoms, it appears to be of a benign problem, which would mean that it is completely harmless.
Doctor :   However, you would need evaluation, to know the exact cause of the lump.
User :   it is not really i dont know how to explain it it's kind of hard to do on the internet but its almost just like a raised area if that makes sense its not like what someone would thin of as like a cancer lump i guess...but i just needed ot make sure ive been having anxiety about it lately
Doctor :   Since, I am unable to perform an examination of the lump over this chat, I would not be able to specify the exact cause.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consult your local doctor for an examination.
Doctor :   that would provide you more information on the exact cause.
Doctor :   However, from the brief history that you have provided,
Doctor :   its more benign natured and that means you do not have to painc about.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I suggested?
User :   ok, great thank you...yes, i have an appt next month to see my GP just for a check up i will ask him about there anything i should look for that would make me need to go in quicker than that?
Doctor :   You would just have to watch over it.
Doctor :   If you find new symptoms developing,
Doctor :   symptoms such as increase in the size of the lump,
Doctor :   pain,
Doctor :   difficultly in moving the muscle.
Doctor :   colour or texture changes over that particular lump,
Doctor :   or any new lumps developing, you will have to report to your doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   ok, thank you so much! yes i will keep watching it!
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   that's it! thanks so much that put me more at ease!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   I will!
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