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What causes a large lump behind the thigh?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I've had a rather large lump on the back of my thigh for some years now just recently started to bother me what could it be
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please attach a photo of this lump.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Can you please attach a photo of it? Without seeing it, its very hard to give precise answer.

Usually, lump in this location is lipoma. Its benign, soft and painless lesion. Does not turn into a cancer. Can be removed only for cosmetic reasons.

Please attach a photo so I can give more precise answer.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (8 minutes later)
Hard to see has no color did take picture can't figure out how to upload it


Ok I think I sent it
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lipoma is most possible.

Detailed Answer:
It looks like possible lipoma. As long as it does not grow fast, does not hurt, is not dangerous at all.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
I have had at at least 4 yrs that I know of just this week it started to bother me should I be worried I have a docs app today just want to check before I went in scared
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
No need to be concerned.

Detailed Answer:
As it is with you for 4 years, this is just another proof that its benign. So no need to be scared at all.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
Ok thank you so much that just relieved a little bit of stress
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a large lump behind the thigh?

Brief Answer: Please attach a photo of this lump. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Can you please attach a photo of it? Without seeing it, its very hard to give precise answer. Usually, lump in this location is lipoma. Its benign, soft and painless lesion. Does not turn into a cancer. Can be removed only for cosmetic reasons. Please attach a photo so I can give more precise answer. Regards.