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Your Hard Shin Lump May Also be Known as:
Firm bump in shin
Firm lump in shin
Firm mass in shin
Hard bump in shin
Hard lump in shin
Hard mass in shin
Solid bump in shin
Solid lump in shin
Solid mass in shin

Top 5 Hard Shin Lump Causes

  1. 1.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin colored mass on lower leg, marble-size lower leg lump, small lower leg lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin colored mass on lower leg
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin colored mass on lower leg, painless lower leg bump, small lower leg lump, scaly lower leg bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin colored mass on lower leg, marble-size lower leg lump, small lower leg lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin colored mass on lower leg
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful lower leg lump, pink or red lower leg bump, large lower leg lump, lower leg bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, marble-size lower leg lump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will check your skin and look at the size, shape, color, and texture of any suspicious areas. From there, treatment will be determined, such as surgical excision, photodynamic therapy, or imiquimod cream.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin colored mass on lower leg, painless lower leg bump, growing lower leg bump, pink or red lower leg bump, small lower leg lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Shin Lump

  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Is your lower leg bump painful to touch?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What color is the bump?

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Hard Shin Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard shin lump have also experienced:

    • 100% Movable Shin Lump
  • People who have experienced hard shin lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Over a Month
    • 24% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard shin lump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Skin Cyst
    • 33% Wart
    • 33% Lipoma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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