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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the cause of a lump on inner thigh?

My husband has a lump on his inner thigh. The lump itself is kinda oval shape and is purple on the "head" but the surrounding area(about the size of a softball) is red. He says it's incredibly painful to walk and feels bruised. Is it a boil or something more serious?
Sat, 12 Apr 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi ! Good evening. I am Dr shareef answering your query.

The lump being painful signifies that it is infected either primarily or secondarily. If I were your husband's doctor, I would prescribe for him a broad spectrum antibiotic, an anti inflammatory and a proton pump inhibitor along with a probiotic. Once the infection subsides, simple celulitis would subside by itself, where as if it was an abscess, it would either burst or increase in its symptoms. If the swelling does not subside, I would not hesitate to send you to the concerned specialist (a general surgeon) for a FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of the lesion, and then proceed according to the report.

I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts.
Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. Wishing you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.

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