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Hard lump on the leg having bruised mark around it. Throbbing pain at times. What is it?

I have a hard oval shaped lump on my leg close to the shin bone. I can feel sourt of like roots growing from it and the leg caves in a bit around it. It also has a brown color bruise looking mark around it while the actual lump is white. It was pea shaped but is now oval. I have seen a doctor and she wants me to come see her again as it has changed shape and is larger. It causes throbbing pain occasionally while at rest or walking or sitting while driving.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The hard,oval shaped lump,which is increasing in size and giving you throbing pain locatedon your tibia (shin bone) most probably could be an exostosis (bony out growth) from tibia.
I would suggest you to consult an orthopediac surgeon,who may advice you some investigation like X Ray lower leg.In case the lump proved to be exostosis on X Ray, he/she may excise the exostosis.Excision of exostosis is short surgical procedure,requires only one day hospital stay.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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