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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants

Question: Lump on inside upper thigh

 Just_A_Runner - Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:25 am

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I have a lump the size of a pea just under the skin on the inside of my left thigh. It's been there for 5 months. I am able to pinch it between my fingers. Although it does hurt to touch. I am a competitive long distance runner and train all year long. I'm very slender, but it still hurts when my thighs slightly rub together while running. What could this be?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:00 am

User avatar Hi Just_A_Runner,

Most likely you are feeling a lymph node. The inguinal/femoral chain runs in this area.

Another possibility is a lipoma. This is a collection of fat cells that are harmless. If they get irritated they can often easily be removed.

I would suggest you have your doctor take a look the next time you are in for a check up.

Best wishes.
 Just_A_Runner - Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:02 am

Thank you very much!

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