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I've been noticing a lump on my upper left thigh. It started out small and red but grew over time. The red part is about the size of a dime now. But if I feel around the lump is feels like it has expanded underneath the skin. It's very hard. I thought it was an ingrown hair, so today I squeezed it. And small amount of blood came out but no hair. Now it looks darker red/purple.

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Hi,

There can be many causes for an underneath thigh swelling

1. It could be an abscess,cellulitis
2. it could be osteomyeletis
3. It can be haematoma

Do you have any bleeding tendency ?
Is the temperature raised,and do you have fever ?
Did you have any injury or trauma ?(even if not then to go for an x-ray because in most cases the trauma is to trivial)
Are you a diabetic ?
Do you see any kind of veins all over your legs ?
Have you noticed any kind of pus ?(because it could simply indicate an infection)
Get a pus culture done,so as you can be put on a antibiotic which should probably solve your problem

Feel free to ask more questions

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