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Presence of a reddish purple bump on the inside of thigh that burst when touched with thick brownish discharge. started bleeding on squeezing. Should I be concerned?

I just discovered a redish purple bump on the inside of my thigh that burst when I touched it. It expelled a brownish liquid that wasn t quite watery but wasn t the consistency of pus . I squeezed a bit more and it start draining just blood . Should I be concerned or should I give it a couple days and see if it goes away? This is the first time I ve ever had this kind of thing occur.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

How large was the bump before it expelled its contents. The closest possibility which matches your description is a sebaceous cyst. Sebaceous cyst is a cyst arising from swollen hair follicle. It contents cheesy like material. Though a non concerning problem, it has high rates of recurrences. Chances of recurrence are high when there is incomplete evacuation of its contents - like what happened in your case.

Besides this, a secondary infection may occur resulting in worsening of the condition.

So I am concerned with it and I advise you to see your doctor at the earliest. Your doctor may plan a safe removal to prevent recurrence.

Hope this answers your query.

Answered: Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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