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Lump on thigh, no pain, tenderness when pushed. What can this be?

Male. 24. 5'11". 220 pounds. I have a lump on the outer side of my thigh. It is not big, maybe an inch or less in diameter, under the skin. I don't really think it is visible. I had it for a long time now, around 4 to 6 months that i can remember, maybe even longer. No pain, only gets slightly tender when pushing on it or massaging it a lot, but barely. But today I drove for 8 hours and it felt like a muscle pain and got tense and hard towards the end of the drive. Went away pretty quick after flexing it few times. It's been 3 hours since i last drove and it felt harder and more ball like, but i barely massaged it a little and it is back to normal, or not normal considering it's a lump. What can this be? Please help. Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Based on the description, I feel that it could be "LIPOMA" which is nothing a subcutaneous deposit of fat.
Generally it is painless but may ocassionally produce pain. Its not a matter of concern except for cosmetic purposes.
If you are still worried and concerned, go for an excision biopsy.
Hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
From history it seems that you might be having small Lipoma or Sebaceous cyst giving rise to a lump.
If there is no problem, nothing to worry.
Observe its size.
If size increases markedly then consult surgeon and get examined.
If he advices go for removal of lump.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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