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so i have this sore lump under my skin on my left inner thigh...there is a small discoloration in the area....and it seems to move when i touch it. i read other things on stuff like this and they say to pop it...i tried but nothing comes out. and there is no ''head''. i cant get into my doctors till december and ive been to the e.r. way too much for these migrains i im unsure what it is...there doesnt seem to be a hair there and i dont shave my upper leg so what should i do and what could it be????

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replied November 4th, 2011
Cancers Answer A28183

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. In view of the symptoms & signs you have described, the 3 likely possibilities are a lipoma, a swollen lymph node or a sebaceous cyst. A lipoma is a benign tumor of fat cells present just beneath the skin. A sebaceous cyst is a type of cyst that forms in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin.

Sebaceous cysts are common, noncancerous, and are generally not a serious condition. The lymph nodes can be enlarged due to any infection but they are usually painful & tender. If it is cosmetically unpleasant or if the bump is associated with any pain then get it evaluated from a dermatologist.

I must admit it is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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