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Old 08-27-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Weird purple bumps on inner thighs

I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this…
For a number of years I have had strange bumps which appear on my upper inner thighs. They are usually about the size of a quarter, with a hard center which is often painful to the touch (and slightly warmish feeling sometimes). These bumps take on a purplish hue soon after they show up, which seems to be at random, and never more then two at a time (maybe 10 a year). I know for a fact that I do not have any STD’s, and the bumps do eventually go away on their own, but they often leave a small brownish purple scar, which doesn’t make my inner thighs look too pretty. They are not like zits or ingrown hairs, I tried to squeeze on once but it would not pop. I have tried to take down the “swelling” with a warm, damp cloth and this occasionally helps. This problem is very irksome, has anyone else had anything similar and if so what do you do to treat it???
Thanks for any and all suggestions.


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Old 08-28-2004, 07:31 AM   #2
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Re: Weird purple bumps on inner thighs

Sounds like something my husband gets. His are boils/cysts. It helps if he puts a warm washcloth on them, and it you pull out on the skin (as opposed to squeezing) they might pop like a huge zit. If you are really worried about it, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist.

Old 08-28-2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: Weird purple bumps on inner thighs

I have a bump like that I'm getting over now- had to see Dr about it - was diagnosed as folliculitis - there is a thread about folliculitis on this board.

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