Joining in on the search for answers to dented thigh issue. Mine showed up approx. 2 weeks ago. Right thigh, no pain, discoloration. My trainer has never seen anything like it. Has anyone found out anything?
Count me in!!! I have been so freaked about this as I saw my OB and GP and neither of them had seen this before. Mine is in a line across my right thigh and I have had it for about 2 months (woke up one morning and there it was...no pain etc).
I speculated that mine was caused by the anticoagulants I had injected in my thighs while I was pregnant and somehow either the medication or the shots caused the fat cells to die. What was weird was the "line". I have an MRI on Friday to find out what it is.
To the person who mentioned leaning against the counter in the bathroom...I am right there with you. I had on the otherhand thought that the injections altered my fat cells and leaning against my desk at worked caused the "line" (matches up exactly). I am going to go upstairs though and see if the sink matches up as I lean over to pluck my eyebrows too.
Glad to hear I am not alone (finally! Misery loves company).
Hey all. I posted a similar thread about this, not noticing so many damn people are experiencing the same thing!
My doctor informed me it was from a "steroid" injection I received to help relieve severe flu symptoms in may. I guess this can just abruptly show up as it seems to for many of us. I'm pretty ****** that got this injection now...Although I was never informed of it being "steroids", I was just told it was a "cocktail" to help relieve my symptoms. It seemed to be standard operating proceed around my hospital so...
He claimed this happened to about 1/100 patients. He assured me it would eventually fill in, although it may take as long as a year.
I'm always going to be angry because I'm extremely apprehensive about steroid use of any type...and I was never told "you're getting steroids to relieve cold symptoms". It seems flat out wrong to take such a risk without informing patients, even if it happens 1/100 times.
Had an MRI today...and they found nothing...no tumor, cyst, lump, etc. I really believe it is because of the shot I did and the leaning against my desk (see post above). Would have been nice to have been informed of the side effects...
I too have an indentation in outer left thigh (none of my bench tops match). I walk everywhere and am reasonable fit & healthy. I too had anticoagulant injections 2 years ago with pregnancy but in my abdomen as I had a pulmonary embolism 4 years ago. I am again pregnant (2.5 months)and strangly it appeared within weeks of conception and I also had restless legs at that time. I also have Lupus, Reyanuds, fibromylagia etc. There is no colour change but do have red itchy dots on dent and am numb in centre. When the dr checked reflexes none were apparrent in that leg - he seems to think it is muscle. I am having u/s tomorrow and am a little anxious mainly due to being pregnant. But after reading postings have hope its nothing serious. Will let you know. Please keep posts coming!!
I also have reynaulds (though I am sure there is no connection) and had restless leg syndrom while i was pregnant. I had twins and started my anticoagulants in my stomach but moved to my legs when I ran out of room. I hate that none of my Drs have a clue what it is. My PCP referred me to an orthopedist so I see him next week.
Had u/s today findings - thinning of soft tissue in mid thigh and increased echogenicity. Meet with GP next week for definition but as I am a high risk pregnancy I have 3 drs at hospital I see every 2 weeks so someone should have some idea as to reason. One other thing, the u/s operator asked me a number of times "are you sure you have had no surgeryor been in a car accident?" I am wondering, as I have had a pulomary embolism (lung clot) and am prone to DVTs whether I may have had a blockage of some sort and have been left with scar tissue. I have scar tissue in my lung from the clot. When your diagnised with another autoimmune disease evry time you visit the dr the endless list of symptoms and causes and blood test levels become somewhat confusing. Its quite bizarre actually because physically I don't really suffer from any of them. When I have no symptoms they tell me I have something else and when I do (like the dent) they have no idea. Let you know how I go. Hope you do same.
Hi guys. Well it's been about a month and a half sicne I noticed these horizontal lines on my thighs. I measured it along the desk counter at work---whcih I constantly lan on and it fits perfectly! I guess there is a high possibility I got it from that. I am very fit--exercise at least 5 times a week-- so maybe fit people (most of you here mentioned you are) are more prone to this type of thing... maybe it has soemthignt o do with the muscle being worked out and then if you constantly lean on soemthgin it breaks up or something. Anyhow, I have not foudn any answers as to whether it will go away or not.
Also, I have stopped exercisign about 3 weeks ago but it hasn't gotten any better. Do you guys still exercise? Does it seem to aggravate it more?
I want to resume exercising but am afrad it will make the problem worse...
Its some phenomenon ain't it. I personally don't do much extra physical activity as I don't drive and have walked for much of my life (at least 2km/day-sometimes up to 6km). Actually my specialist thinks this is the reason I cope with my diseases (constant ciculation). I have also noticed most of us are fit and probably slim to average with not much extra fat tissue. As my dent does involve my muscle and the fat tissue above it and getting info from all the other postings it seems that it must be something that does effect physical people but may not be just a fat tissue dent. I'd say to anyone visiting this board get it checked out anyway just to be on the safe side. Its quite odd the amount of people that have this and to my understanding not one dr has said "oh I know what this is." Have you noticed the amount of hits this topic has had. See the dr 'morrow - let ya know. Good luck!!
UPDATE: ok - went to the orthopedist. Because my MRI came back clean and the Dr didn't feel a mass, he was convinced it was because the anticoagulants I injected while pregnant killed the fat cells, and leaning against my desk caused the horizontal indentation.
He said this thing hapens because a) what I just explained (fyi - steriod injections are also notoious for doing this) or b) there is a mass or tomor that causes the surrounding tissue or fat to be raised which causes the appearance of an indentation.
I encourage you all to see a Dr to rule out the later. He also said that prior trauma to the area will cause indentation if pressure is applied to the area (such as leaning against a desk). I found out today that my dad has something similar from slipping while on a ladder and hitting his thigh on the metal edge of the step.
oh - the dr aslo said there is nothing you can do to repair it except losing weight so that it isn't as noticeable.
Great to hear its nothing serious. ME TOO! Dr said he would like to do MRI but can't at present as I am pregnant. He'll keep an eye on it over next few months. Funny thing is he's convinced its an inpact injury in my case, like a car accident, but he said I sure would have known about it at the time. I know its not this and nothing around my house or any place else matches where my dent is. So I'll chalk it up to another weird little thing for my list. See Ya!
If you've ever had a steroid shot in the area it can cause this.
I was just going to say that when i read your post. i had kenalog (type of steroid) shots in my acne. Never had a problem. But went to a different dermatologists when i moved. I told him what the other doctor used. So he did...well old derma. told me the other doctor must have been a little too agressive, or didn't thin it enough. After about 4 months, a dent in my face formed. It never did fill in as my old derma. thought. He then sucked a little fat out of the other side of my face and injected it in the dent. Now its fine. Guess it all worked out welll, I always had puffy little checks, now they look much better... Guess i'm really glad the one doctor made the mistake.