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Sore, swollen redish purple lump on my leg......

Hello. I was wondering if maybe someone could help me out. I have a bump on my inner thigh, it's purple and kind of hard. I went to the doctor when I first noticed it, and he acted as if it were nothing. He gave me some benedryl (I have no clue why because it dosen't itch) and then sent me on my way. My husband says it could be a spider bite, but I figure it would be alot worse if that were the case, and the doctor would have known if it were a bite. The bump has been there about a month now, and at first it didnt hurt and I barely noticed it. Just recently, the last 2 days, it has been hurting when I walk or when I touch it. The area around the lump is kind of red and the lump its self is purple. When I touch it, the center feels kind of mushy, like there is some ind of liquid or fluid inside it. It is hard around the edges and under the skin it feels hard as well.I have been getting headaches too, yesterday I had one and today it has returned with a vengence. I don't know if that would have anything to do with it, but who knows. If anyone could give me any info it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Not sure what your insurance plan allows, but try getting an appointment with a dermatologist.
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Sounds like a boil to me.  I got one about two months ago in the same spot.  It went away 2 weeks ago and is back this morning.  My doc said if they don't go away on their own they have to be lanced.
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How big is it?  Is it small - could it be an ingrown hair?
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The dark purple color usually means that the liquid you feel inside is bloody. Not a big deal, so don't freak. It sounds like an infected hair follicle and if you scan through a some earlier posts you'll find that a lot of people advise to use HOT compresses to ease the discomfort and this may also encourage it to drain. But yes, if you are still worried, see a Dermatologist.
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I would recommend an ultrasound. I have a score purple lump on my leg and mine is a blood clot. It comes and goes. I take Ibuprofen.
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Ive had one still got it where yours is but its going because i used a hot steril needle to make an opening,....Ive squeezed it with cotton wool and a load of white and green puss came out then i put TCP on after,... its scabed up now and nearly gone.
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I have one too  same place.  I would have a blood test check for herpes or a skin condition called mersa not sure if I spelt it right, but recently Dr. Phil had a show on about Mersa.  It starts out looking like a spider bite then it gets purple and drains with puss and blood.  It can be curible if detected early. about 80% of people have it some are carriers and others get the ugly spots.  Definitly see a doctor and ask about Mersa. or see if you can get on Dr. phil's website and look it up.  I actually have many on my bottom.  they come and go. I had a blood test down but nothing came about. I also had some doctors say about the infested hair but it still concerns me and i am going to try to see another doctor or even a specialist.  i'll keep u updated.
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Thats so weird i have the same exact thing. I have had it for over a year. During the first stages it had aa similar appearence. I play volleyball which irritated it I guess and it popped open and had a mixture of blood and puss. For the longest time I thought it was a spider bite. Now I was looking into maybe an ingrown hair.  The weirdest part about it is their are two holes and I can stick a needle through it almost like its peirced.  I do remember when I first got it I had numerous headaches. I don't knoe what it is but I am extremely curious.
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I have a dark purple lump on my inner thigh and I've had it for over a year now.  I have been diagnosed with MRSA (mersa) but this lump looks nothing like the MRSA I get occasionally.  The MRSA looks like a spider bite, yes, but it also has a head in the middle like a pimple so it can drain but the lump on my leg doesn't. So I don't know if the two could be connected or what.  But I also get horrible migraines.
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i realise you had this problem four years agoo but i was just wondering what it was and what you done about it as i have something very simlar to it but on another part of my body that i wont let anyone see so i havnt told anyone about it.
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hey are your bumps shiny and looks like there's dry skin on it too? everything sounds the same as i got but i just want to know if the shiny, dry skin thing was part of it also? pleeeeeaaaese help! thanks
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I have the same hard purple bump about the size of a quarter. I think I've had it for well over a year now. It is a hard bump on my inner thigh that comes and goes. It is soft in the middle and hard around the soft middle part. When it goes away, it leaves a soft area indented area until it returns. Sounds the same as many of the other posts.
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so does any one know what to do if you have a purple lump or some thing like that on your leg
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I had that, ended up being staph infection
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Hi Lacey

It sounds like hydrenitist I had at least 20 day time surgeries for them they are very painful and usually its in the private areas or anywhere really but most times its in the privatte areas breasts and under the arm do a google on Hydrenitis and you will have a better idea I live in Canada we don't have a support group like U.S.A Hydrenitis Sopport Group you will find out all you need to know if that is what your problem is I started having them when I was 23 now I am 56 and still having surgeries as there is no cure for it I use Tea Tree Oil a lot you will find out on that site good luck and I hope I am wrong.
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I think I have the exact same thing, only it's on the back of my calf above my ankle.  My husdand says his brother had one and they called it a strawberry, but i haven't been able to find any information about that.  I've had it for years and it keeps getting bigger.  I need to get it removed but I want the doctor who does it to know what he's doing.
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i am in the same boat as you if been to see my doctor for the past 3 year for this problem i wanted her to remove it for me but she give a shot a cortisone and i still feel the same way so next month when i go back i have to get the specialist to remove this lump from my legs it hur tif i touch it and when my pant rub on it to so i know how you feel  Aline
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I have a purplelish red bump that itches and burns sometimes. i have had it for years what could it be.
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my b/f just went thru like a mrsa outbreak.  he had something on his pointer finger...like a "bite" of some sort. he started messin w/ it thinking he could "fix" it. didnt want to go to doc.  basically it became a sort of hole almost and it was just like tissue dying!  got infected...went to hospital and all that......put on antibiotics.  weeks later another one on another finger.  got red and swelled up about 3x its size.  went to hosp and they sliced it open and did a culture.....mrsa!  this was at least two months ago now...and his fingers still aint right!  now im wondering if i have the same thing on my thigh/butt area.....i sure as hell hope not.....it hurts though! just like his started. when he would hit his finger on something, he damn near pissed down one leg. i felt so bad for him.  he works with his hands(mechanic) and he couldnt do anything for a while. hopefully mine is something of an ingrown hair.  going to make a drs appt.
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