Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
135 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for lump on thighs

Answered by
Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 13181 Questions

Posted on Fri, 2 Jan 2015 in Lump
Question: I have a lump with black in the center. It is located on the inside of my thigh and it's very sensitive when touched. It has grown to about a half dollar in size. Please help
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Attach a picture or mail to YYYY@YYYY

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Read the history and understood it.

I would like to have further information please:
Since when have you got this lump?
Is the blackening in the center recent -like few day or since long ?

I will be happy to see the actual and clear photograph, you can attach the photograph with this question. Visual impression helps for the better diagnosis.

From the history you have provided:
This looks to be an infected sebaceous cyst. On infection it becomes very sensitive and center becomes black as the pressure from within does a necrosis in the center.

I would advise you the following:
Get blood tests done particularly to rule out diabetes.
Consult a Doctor to get a prescription for proper antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Apply liquid povidone iodine locally and cover with sterile gauze and bandage.
If advised - go for excision / incision and drainage. The idea is to have a permanent cure as for now and for the future too.

Treatment of any other medical diseases is you have.

I hope this answer helps you to get a proper guideline for diagnosis and treatment.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

Recent questions on  Necrosis

doctor1 MD

My husband has Pancreatitis which he developed straight after an operation for Thyroid Cancer 8 weeks ago. He has had numerouse complications and...

doctor1 MD

recently spent a week I Florida. Get a bit of sun,not too bad, but felt a bit tender o parts of my bald head and bridge of nose. Did some weeding...

doctor1 MD

my daughter 18 years old is under going biopsy investigation for suspected lymphoma,doctor gangadharan of lake shore hospital suspects the case...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I am a gym enthusiast and have been working out for many years now. I take a scoop of whey protein after my workouts (one scoop a day,5...

doctor1 MD

I have been taking phentermine for weight loss and having injections in my hip of triamcinolon. I think I am developing neuropathy in my hip and...

doctor1 MD

HI, I forgot to ask the question, sorry! I had my yearly physical checkup in May, 2017. Full blood work and urinalysis came back normal except for...