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Old 05-08-2003, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hi, just over a year ago I noticed a hardness on my leg, I didnt think anything much of it and recently I cut the area shaving and still felt the hard lump, it feels like Ive got a bit of plastic in their! It can be pushed about and if I push it hard it hurts a bit, any ideas? I dont know if it has got bigger as I ignored it at first. It feels about 5mm big and seems deepish, I tried to pick at the area but it is further under the skin. I will be looking into it soon.
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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It sounds to me like just a cyst-type formation. These are generally harmless, but if you do notice a change in appearance/feel, definitely get it checked by your doctor. Even if you haven't noticed any change, it can't hurt to get this checked out to ease your mind and rule out anything more serious.

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Old 05-10-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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It could be lipoma too, which is a fatty tissue, that is fairly common. The lipoma I've had for over 30 years is nothing I worry about. But you may want to check it out sometime, with your next visit to the doctors - just to make sure. Any time I've had anything suspicious - I have the doc check it out.

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