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Old 09-16-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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Bumps on Shin Bone....

I had posted this in the cancer section too just to see what they thought.
I am a 22-year-old single mother so it scares me to think what may be the problem but here goes.........
I recently discovered a small bruisish looking lump on my lower shin about a month ago. Since then that lump has grown bigger and another one has started to grow about an inch above it on my lower leg bone. I keep telling myself maybe I knocked my leg on something and it's just swelled up but I know this cannot be true. I pray that there could be another "something" wrong with me that's not cancer. I just want to know what others think before I go in to the dr. to have it check out as I don't currently have insurance since I can't afford it. These bumps hurt sometimes but not always. And they don't feel any warmer to the touch than any of the rest of my leg. I feel just fine and no fevers or anything but that doesn't mean much does it?
Thanks for your thoughts,
Sarah-Austin's mommy

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Old 01-30-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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melaniekellison HB User
Re: Bumps on Shin Bone....

I have the same thing. I am 30 years old. I have 2 girls. About 3 weeks ago, after getting off the treadmill...I found a knot on each shin. I went to the dr. and he did bloodwork and it was all normal. He said it must be some kind of inflamation. Since then, I have had 1 more come up on EACH shin. They are a little blue in color...not as blue as a bruise...but still a little blue. They are tender if pressed. I go back to the dr. tomorrow to have them checked a little more. I know EXACTLY what you are going through!

Old 01-31-2005, 08:12 AM   #3
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Re: Bumps on Shin Bone....

I would suggest a trip to the doctor to investigate. It couldn't hurt. And if it's a blood clot - it needs immediate attention.
If something is bothering you this much - anything we say here is only going to relieve you a little. While as a doctor's reassurance can give you the relief you desire.
Either way - please see a doctor (even if you think it's nothing big).
I think both of you need ultrasounds of these knots to see what's up.
Wish you both the best!

Old 01-31-2005, 09:28 AM   #4
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Re: Bumps on Shin Bone....

I went to my dr. 2 weeks ago for these knots. I went again today. He said that I could possibly have Fibromyalgia. He did another blood test to test for any and all rheumatoid conditions. They aren't veins or blood clots. I have constant pain ALL OVER MY body. Every joint, bone, and muscle aches...not all at one time. It is like they take turns.

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