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I have had a painful lump on my inner thigh for about 2 or 3 tears. the top in a circle that is numb. BUT my skin under it is very tender and swells up. I have tried to break it thinking it was a cist, but it wont and only causes severe swelling. yesterday I cut the top off that has no feeling and tons of black cloth like stuff came out, today it is very sore. What could this be?


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replied June 29th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A13638
Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. In view of the non-healing lump in the thigh for so long, the possibility of underlying infection/inflammation (osteomyelitis) of the femur (thigh bone) needs to be ruled out.

For that, you’ll need to have an x-ray of the thigh, along with an ultrasound of the lump of thigh and may be an MRI/CT scan of the thigh. The MRI/CT scan will facilitate a better delineation of the lesion. Please do consult an orthopedic surgeon for the same. The swelling might need surgical drainage and you’ll probably need to be hospitalized for the same. This should not be taken lightly. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.



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