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Your Movable Hip Lump May Also be Known as:
Mobile bump in hip
Mobile lump in hip
Mobile mass in hip
Movable bump in hip
Movable lump in hip
Movable mass in hip

Top 6 Movable Hip Lump Causes

  1. 1.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 hip lump, large hip lump, marble sized hip lump, pink or red hip bump, purulent hip mass
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  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:
    painless thigh lump, skin-colored upper leg bump, small upper leg lump, scaly upper leg bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  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 upper leg bump, marble sized upper leg lump, small upper leg lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored upper leg bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  4. 4.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is often 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 hip bump, marble sized hip lump, small hip lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored hip bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  5. 5.Femoral Stress Fracture

    A femoral stress fracture is a small crack in the thigh bone (femur). These fractures are most often a result of overuse and are commonly seen with an increase in activity. Stress fractures of the thigh bone are much less common than those of the shin bone (tibia), but nonetheless do occur in high-risk groups such as athletes and military recruits.

    You need to get your injury checked by a physician, sometimes a MRI scan is needed to confirm the diagnosis. It may be helpful to consult with a physical therapist as well. The treatment for a stress fracture involves avoiding repeated stress on the leg, which means cutting down on high-intensity activity. Exercise that puts less repeated stress on the leg, such as cycling or swimming, is recommended.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dull, achy hip pain, pain in one thigh, thigh pain, spontaneous hip pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are a very common condition that affects more 50% of the population, typically after the age of 30. Hemorrhoids are the "varicose veins of the anus and rectum" - enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus that can bleed or clot.

    You can treat this at home by eating more fiber and drinking more water, which loosens your stools and allowing the hemorrhoid to heal. Changing your health habits can also help - lose weight and exercise more and keep the anus clean. Topical creams and ointments can help with the pain, as would a warm water spray or sitz baths. If these treatments do not work after some time, simple surgical operations can be done in the primary care office. Or, for very severe cases of hemorrhoids, surgery may be needed to remove the hemorrhoid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, rectal pain, rectal bleeding, pain when passing stools, anal itching
    Symptoms that never occur with hemorrhoids:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Movable Hip Lump

  • Q.Is your hip bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.How long have you had this bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our movable hip lump symptom checker.

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Movable Hip Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced movable hip lump have also experienced:

    • 25% Hip Pain
    • 25% Swelling on Both Sides of the Butt
    • 25% Upper Leg Bump
  • People who have experienced movable hip lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Over a Month
    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced movable hip lump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Skin Abscess
    • 25% Wart
    • 25% 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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