Large Lump On Leg

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Your body is comprised of millions of cells, all working together in balance within your body for it's proper function. Blood cells, for example function in homeostasis; your body must have red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets for you to live and breathe. These cells each have a life span and age in your body. When they near the end of their life span they are destroyed, and new cells form to replace the lost ones. The process takes place continually, but for some this process doesn't work properly. Cells may be formed too soon and not reach maturity, or be destroyed prematurely. When this happens cancer can be the root cause of the process not functioning as it should.

What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. What occurs is that lymphocytes are not maturing as they should, and are not becoming normal white blood cells. When such abnormal cells start taking over they will replicate faster than normal white blood cells and live longer than normal lymphocytes. They are able develop in many parts of your body, such as the spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and blood. There are two major types of cancer of the lymphatic system; Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, others exists as well but these are the main two.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Cat has large lump on leg...help?
    My 3 year old cat came home today with a large lump on her hind leg that is about the size of a golf ball. It is squishy and seems to be causing her some discomfort. She is an indoor/outdoor cat but prefers to spend most of her time outdoors. Please help with any suggestions that you have.

    • ANSWER:
      It may be an absess. Before my cat got neutered he used to run outside and fight and got an absess once or twice. its full of puss in there.. so you will probably have to see a vet to get it drained.
      good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    My Rabbit has a large lump on her front leg. What is it?
    My rabbit, who is almost 4 years old, has a ball shaped thing on the right side of her. I haven't noticed this before and am really concerned. It doesn't seem attached to anything but her skin. It doesn't have any color because it must be within her skin. Does anyone have an idea of what this is? If so, what should I do? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      IDK if this is it but it may be a bot fly larvae. Bot flies lay eggs on animals and as they turn into larvae they are ''in'' the animal. See if there is an opening by the lump (you may have to move fur around), this would be the larva's source to air. Its gross but they leave in about two weeks top, you can try pushing/squeezing the lump to get it out but it will be painful because are made to stay where they are until they are ready to leave.

      If that's not it check the pen for anything sharp or harmful that the rabbit may of hurt himself on. She may have gotten a scratch now its infected; kinda like an abscess.

  3. QUESTION:
    Very large lump in dogs leg? Help!?
    Three weeks ago I took my 7 year old mastiff into the vet because her back left thigh swelled up about twice as big as normal literally overnight. She had begun limping 4 days prior, but i assumed she slept on it wrong or twisted her ankle. But that morning when it was swollen she was crying and holding her leg completely off the ground. Our vet examined her and ended up taking xrays and a biopsy of her tissue. When he cut in to the tissue for the biopsy the swollen area popped and leaked out fluid. So our vet and the other vet decided to remove the metal plate she has in her leg due to a pevious injury. They were assuming her bone was having an allergic reaction to the metal plate. I took her in for her two week check up and the swelling went down but know there is a huge lump in her thigh that is very hard. Her thigh is about 2x larger then it should be. It feels like bone. And she cannot bend her knee hardly. She is still in a lot of pain. The vet said to take her home and in two more weeks if there's no improvement he want to give her another xray and actually take the biopsy. It's almost time for her appointment and there is absolutley no improvement. I'm considering taking her to a orthopedic specialist instead. Can anyone help me figure out what this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      nope
      only a vet can do that
      try another vet

  4. QUESTION:
    I have a large lump on my leg that is painful and will not go away. What could be the cause of this?
    The Lump is on my left leg under my knee more so medial than frontal like the Osgood- Schlatter syndrome.
    It is kind of soft in areas, no fever, but that area is usually ice cold. it has been on my leg for over for years now. the swelling and pain has gotten worse over the years. it will become swollen for weeks at a time. I dont have any recollection of any trauma of any sort to this leg. I have tried just about everything you can name, i.e. Cold and warm compress, anti inflammatroy drug....I need help. I am in serious Pain.

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  5. QUESTION:
    My dog has a large lump on his leg which bleeds.?
    My dog has a large lump on his led which bleeds. He also has muzzle spots and warts, which again bleed if touched. I noticed that he also has bed dandruff and he sometimes has diarrhoea. He was treated for worms and acne, but they have not gone. He is slightly underweight and sometimes seems to be quite lifeless. My vet says it's because he is just a relaxed dog, but I feel she was wrong.
    My dog sometimes is not interested in his food.
    He also has.
    The vet says it was acne, but they are coming on his body and legs. The seem to weep blood. The warts on his pews are getting bigger about 1 inch across.
    Is this serious and my vet said it was normal, but she may be wrong!

    • ANSWER:
      I would try and get a second opinion, the ocassional diarrhoea i wouldnt worry about as most dogs get it ocassionaly, as long as it goes away after you starve his stomach for 24hrs (this is what a vet would tell you to do) but the other stuff sounds like it needs attention, try a different vet.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog's leg got a large lump on it?
    My dog has a large lump on it which has began to bleed and leek fluid.
    He often licks it and seems to be very stiff.
    My dong has stopped getting up to see me when I come home.
    He has a dry dandruff coat and with also acne on his muzzle.
    He also has issues with strange behavior.
    he is being badly behaved which is not like him at all.
    Can this be cancer?
    he is going to the vet on monday.
    He is also quite thin and does not eat his dinners quickly or with much interest.
    My dog also deffocates while walking along busy roads even after he has dont the toilet in my garden of my large garden.

    • ANSWER:
      yes it could!!! go to your pet's doctor right away! He also may be very old. He could have some other disease. This might scare you, but if your dog is old you may have to put him asleep. ):

  7. QUESTION:
    large mass/lump in his right leg that travels up and down... it is extremely painful?
    my friend has been having severe pain on his right leg. he has a very large mass/lump on his leg that travels up and down even to the side. his foot is numb and has lost strength on his foot... he can't sit or lay down. everything hurts

    • ANSWER:
      It can be a blood clot, like mentioned.
      Also possible to be fluid... i'm not sure about that, if it is fluid then the doctor just uses a needle to take it out...

      theres quite afew conditions like this, but just to be on the safe side- i'de go to the doctor to prevent any further damage or pain.

  8. QUESTION:
    My pet mouse has a large lump on her side from her front to almost her back leg. What is it?
    she is eating, drinking, and playing. There was no sign of this a week ago, and i think its very large for a weeks time. It is a little soft to the touch. Is this cancer? What should i do? From what ive read it seems it will take her life. How long do you think she might have to live? she is probably a year or 2 old. The only new thing ive given her was a carrot chewable treat. Could this have caused it?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it is a tumor. Female mice are prone to getting them. Kudos for taking such good care of her that she lived for so long! There really is no telling how much longer she will have to live, but it sounds like you are giving her a great life so far!! Just keep her comfortable and away from anything that might cause her stress.

  9. QUESTION:
    My 8 week old lab pup has a large lump (aprox 1 in. diameter) on the back of his rt leg. What could it be?
    The large lump appears to be blue under the fur.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a pocket of fluid due to a knock. Get the vet to check it when you go for injections which are due now anyway.

  10. QUESTION:
    my dog has a fairly large lump on his stomach near his leg.?
    what could it be? should i take him to a vet? his about 8yrs old

    • ANSWER:
      yes take him to the vet!!!

  11. QUESTION:
    My hamster has a large lump near his back leg..?
    And, about 2 days ago he could run on his wheel and stuff, but now he can't even get on his wheel; he tries but he can't and it's not even high. I also just noticed he looks like he's having trouble walking. He eats normal and stuff still. My mom works everyday from 6 AM to 6 PM so we cannot find time to bring him to the vet. What can I do? I'm so sad and heartbroken.
    Oh and also, I've fed him lettuce, and I think that's what caused this and I think it killed my other hamster who died about 1 month ago. Is lettuce bad for them?
    I really can't go to the vet. I wish I could so bad; it kills me. At this point i want to put him to sleep to ease his pain. Just please give me some help on what I can do for now?

    • ANSWER:
      It soubds like your hamster has a mammary tumor. Sometimes these can be removed and sometimes they can't, but it's very important that you get him to a vet. They will be able to ease the pain or maybe take away the cause of it.
      Tumors are common in hamsters and other small animals and can threaten their lives.
      Many vets are open late, past 6pm, and there are even emergency vet clinics that will take him for sure at all hours of the day or night. Most vets also have hours on Saturdays if you can't go during the week because your mom is working. Tell your mom that you're serious and your pet needs to go to a vet. No matter how small the animal, its life matters and it's worth it to have it treated. If you love your animal you'll find some time to get him help!
      Don't upset yourself too much though. The little guy loves you, and it's very obvious that you love him too, otherwise you wouldn't have stopped by to ask this question. Keep a smile on your face and stay positive! Comfort your little hamster as much as you can and he will return the love back to you.
      Good luck, and hopefully this answer helped you.

      PS: I don't believe the lettuce caused this problem. However, always make sure that you wash all fruits and vegetables before you feed them to your pet. Never feed Iceberg Lettuce to any of your pets. It gives them diharrea and doesn't have very many nutrients or vitamins in it. Try giving him Romaine, Greenleaf or Redleaf lettuces. They're good for your little critter!

  12. QUESTION:
    My dog has a lump on her front leg?
    My dog is 1 year old and is as shih tzu.

    I found quite a large lump on her front leg.

    She doesnt mind me touching or stroking her leg but she has some discomfort when I touch it?

    What is it and what shall I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know what it is, go and see the vet

  13. QUESTION:
    what's wrong. have a friend who fell 2 yrs ago. there was a very large haematoma (bruise) on her leg. and now?
    is left with a large lump on her leg, which feels spongy. what could be?

    • ANSWER:
      The space that was occupied by the hematoma may have filled in with fluid, or fatty tissue, etc. and formed somewhat of a cyst. The only way to find out is to have it examined by a doctor.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a large red lump on my leg from a spider bite. It has puss coming out of it and is very painful. help!?
    how can i stop the pain and get all the puss out

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go to the doctor and let them look at it. It might need to be treated, they will probably have to lance it too. Don't wait, go now.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is this lump on my leg?
    I have a large lump on my right leg. It's on the outer part in the thigh area probably the size of a golf ball or a little bigger! It's a little sensitive to the touch but not really very hard. But the strange thing is the lump appeared right where my birth mark is... I don't know if that matters? I don't know if I should go to the Doctor or not... I don't have health insurance so that's why I have put it off!!??

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  16. QUESTION:
    Large lump on side of cat's leg?
    Today when I picked up my cat there was a lump about the size of a half-dollar on the side of his right leg (and it wasn't there yesterday). He's not walking funny, but its tender to touch. He tried biting me when i touched it. Please tell me that it's not cancer. Could he have gotten it from hitting his leg on something? I'm going to give it a few days and see if it gets smaller before taking him to the vet. Also, he's only 2 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an abscess. Abscesses occur when an animal ( or person ) has been bitten or scratched, and the place becomes infected. The original wound may not have been noticed, or doctored, and now it's become an accumulation of infected fluid ( abscess ). These will swell up ( with fluid ), until they either burst, or a vet lances ( cuts ) them, so they can drain.

      The sooner you get him to the vet, to have it drained, the quicker he will get well......and less $$ will be involved. He needs an antibiotic........

      If you wait until it bursts, it may make him sicker......so, take him tomorrow and let the vet take care of it.....

      If your 2 yr old cat goes outside, and has NOT been neutered, he will come in with more of these ( from fighting with other tom cats ) in the future. For the sake of his health, he should be neutered....and he will be better protected from CANCER in the future, too!

      Hope this helps, you get him "taken care of" and he feels better SOON.........GOOD LUCK.

  17. QUESTION:
    Small lump on kittens leg?
    I just found a small hard lump on my kittens front paw. From what I've seen it isnt bothering her, but I figured I'd check just to make sure. I looked up a few questions on here and googled what it could be, which is any number of things.

    She's not even a year yet, and was only outside for 3 days when she got loose right after I got her which was 8 months ago. I was taking her to the vet to get a large lump on her leg checked out by the vet. The vet said that it looked like it was just from her getting in a fight, or pricked by something and to just leave it.

    Is it possible that this could be another lump like that, but survive on her leg. I think the other one drained since it was close to the bottom of the foot so she probably rubbed it alot. But this one is up past her higher pad on her right leg.

    I wont have the money to take her to the vet for a few more days so any suggestions and advice would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Is there any pus in the lump? If not, it could be a benign growth. I would monitor the size of the lump. Please see the vet for a much better advice and diagnosis. Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    My dog has a huge lump on his leg. Is it a lipoma or something worse?
    My dog has a large lump on his leg that is about the size of a golfball.It is somewhat blueish by the top of it but it is not hairless. It is kind of movable and it seems to cause my dog minor discomfort. my dog is a tall hound dog. We do not think it is bite because there is no visible bite but it seems to have grown rapidly because it wasn't like that two days ago. My dog has not tried to itch it at all. Does this sound like something that can wait a bit or should he be immediately brought to the vet. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't mean to be rude, because it sounds like you have intentions on going to the vet, but how in the world are we supposed to know if your dog's lump is cancerous or just a fatty tumor (a lipoma)!?. These are not questions you should be asking here because no one on here is a vet - and even if they were the best vet in the world on here, they still couldn't tell you what this is without a biposy. So if someone on here tells you it's probably a lipoma, you are just going to assume it is and not get your dog into the vet?

      NO ONE on here can diagnose your dog, so yes, you must take her to see a vet to get that lump biopsied, because if it is cancer, each day you wait around and not get her treated, the higher her mortality rate goes up.

      Make an appointment in the morning for her ASAP.

  19. QUESTION:
    okay...my baby got shots on wednesday and still has a large hard lump on his leg..okay ? not okay?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Hi, my rabbit has a large hard lump just above her hind leg?
    Hi, my rabbit has a large hard lump just above her hind leg on the left side she does not appear to be distressed or in pain but it has become larger over the last two weeks. not eating a lot. had a small bite from when she was sharing with the guinea pig but we seperated them as soon as i spotted this . What could it be? Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      GO TO THE VET....

  21. QUESTION:
    I found large lump on cat's chest under left leg?
    it solid,when I touch him it does not bother him, he is quite

    • ANSWER:
      Well there is actually no way to determine if your cat has cancer or not without medical tests. Your cat's "lump" could be caused by any number of conditions including, but no limited to a benign cyst, a swollen lymph node (due to infection), a lipoma (fat deposits under the skin), or a boil. All of these conditions are common. I'm not a vet so I am not sure how often these condition occur in felines, but I did look info that suggested that a cat does have major lymph nodes located right behind the legs at the base of the body. This would be where a human "armpit" would be. I am not sure if this is the location on your cat that you are describing. In short there is no way to know what may ill your precious pet, but odds are that is it not cancer. If you have the funds you should check it out. Be aware that blood tests are not always good indicators that a lump is cancerous. The best tests are biopsies coupled with x-rays. These are very expensive. My very grandfatherly dog developed a lump and had it for more than 2 years before he expired for reasons that had nothing to do with cancer. I would wait at least a month or two to see if the lump resolves it self on it's own or if it changes in size. Do not worry, it does not help anything and Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    I have a 1yr old Akita name (keyko) and recently discovered a lump on his leg what could it be?
    I have two Akita's male and female. I rescued the female Akita from a horrible situation and had the male since a puppy. My male Akita is laid back cool, calm, and observant, like wise from the female she is very aggressive. The other day they got into a fight and both had wounds on them, however a few days went by and now I've spotted a large lump on the male leg I felt it and it's a scar on the lump, the lump doesn't bother him at all he's still very active, however, I am concern and I would like to know what this lump could possibly be? I would be taking him to the vet very soon, please pray for him that it is nothing serious.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be any of several things, most of them are harmless. If the lump is in the skin, its probably just a cyst. If its attached to the bone or connective tissue it could be something worse. If its growing quickly, that's a bad sign. If it isn't changing, that's good. Your best bet is to have a vet look at it. Nobody here can tell you what it is.

  23. QUESTION:
    A large lump growing on my puppy's left leg...?
    At first it was a little swollen & when you toach it, it would hurt for him, I thought someone kicked him or kids playing rough with him, but today it started to get worse it went bigger & it feels like some kind of liqiud in it i dont know & last of all i am no where near a vet, there for im asking on here if anyone had the problum, my puppy is about 6 months old now, so please let me know what it could be, & what i can do about it here at home, thanks =[

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an abscess. I think he's going to need antibiotics. Sorry.

  24. QUESTION:
    our hamster has a big lump by his bum/leg :(?
    Hi

    I'm concerned for my hamster, he has got a large lump by this bum/leg, not sure which one, it could also be his testicles.

    I dont know what it is. i have read that hamsters can get testicalar cancer but it doesnt tell you the signs.

    He does not seem like he is in pain, he is still eating, drinking his water and is still climbing on the bars of his cage.

    he is sleeping quite abit though. does anyone know what this could be??

    • ANSWER:
      Probably cancer they get tumors really easily. The vet bill wouldn't be worth it. It is either Benign and won't kill him or malignant and he will grow more and more sleepy and curl up one day and pass on. Mine did that. It is sad.

  25. QUESTION:
    Boxer with large lump on hip???
    I have a 9yr boxer that is in get shape other than just about a month ago i notice a large lump on her hind leg. I have taken her to the vet for x-rays to make sure it wasnt out of place or had hip dyplasia. When the x- rays came back her hips were in very good condition for being as old as she is, and there was no signs of tumors or anything like that. To keep in mind I have 3 horses ( one is a stallion and can be very mean and may have kicked her...) I cant see it being a tumor cause it came on very quickly. She still can getaround pretty good but all of her muscle is pretty much gone in her leg and the vet said that the lump is pushing on her nerve in the leg making it numb. It makes me extreamly sad to see her like this, she has been like a kid to me..... Does any one know what could of caused this, or what it may be???
    The vet dont have a clue what happen, the lump is very large about the size of two softballs.
    The lump it very hard. Kinda feels like bone but it isnt. I dont think it is filled with blood. my horse has had that but i usally lance it and drain it out then treat it from there. for the first week or so she was in a lot of pain and now she manages to get up and down and still want to run after them horses

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that if the dog got kicked that your dog may have a hematoma. A hematoma is a pocket of blood that forms under the skin. It usually comes from trauma and doesn't usually show any problems on x rays because it is blood filled. Did your Vet do a cytology-stick a needle in it and see if any thing could be drawn in a syringe. If they get a little bit of something they can look at it under the microscope. Many times you can tell if it is a hematoma, fatty tumor, cancerous tumor and so on just from that. I would just be cautious because boxers as you might know are prone to cancer, but they are wonderful dogs.

  26. QUESTION:
    What could this large lump be?
    My Black Lab has a large lump on her side by her hind leg. It's big enough to cup in the palm of my hand, it feels pretty hard and you can't move it. We have an appointment for her in about a week but I'd like some input before hand to prepare me. Any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor.

  27. QUESTION:
    Dollar-coin sized lump on inside of horse's leg?
    My horse has a fairly large lump on the inside of his leg, and it's hard, almost like a bone grew there. I think it could be a splint, but how do I get rid of it?
    It's not the chestnut. xD
    My horse's chestnut's a flat and soft.

    • ANSWER:
      the best thing to do is call a vet. Horses usually get what look like scabs on their legs called chestnuts. it could be one of those but if you're not sure you should probably calla vet just to be safe:)

  28. QUESTION:
    Why is there a lump on my leg?
    I ran my upper thigh/hip into the corner of a desk really hard, like practically rammed my leg into it and immediately collapsed to the floor in pain!

    Within 10 minutes it turned into a large lump (no color yet, but its probably working on it) and its been raised for 24 hours now, I can actually see the lump in the mirror, its no small bump..What happened in there? Bursted vessel or something??

    Im just curious, I know I will be fine...but I am intrigued about what happens in the body for that to happen

    • ANSWER:
      dont panik its gona be a big bruise but u il b ok

  29. QUESTION:
    i have a large lump on my inner thigh its sore to the touch ?
    it hurts to walk because it rubs the other leg. there is a constant pain in it. the entire area is red and the area is almost the size of my hand. i've had something like this before but not this big or painful. what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      You obviously have an infection, a visit to the DR. wouldn't be amiss.

  30. QUESTION:
    What's this Lump on my dog's leg?
    Our Beagle/Terrier mix is 8 years old, and has developed a rather large lump on the inside of her right rear leg. It is firm but not warm. It does not seem to bother her, as she is not licking or biting it, and she's walking fine. She has had this lump for about 3 months, and it is no longer growing. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Older dogs are prone to fatty tumors called Lipoma's. Usually there is no need to worry about it. They are rather common, especially in older, overweight dogs - and they are NOT usually cancerous. However, next time you go in for a checkup make sure to mention it.

      This site contains more information, including how to moniter the bump in question.
      http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/dogdiseasesl/a/lipomas.htm

  31. QUESTION:
    My dog 2 large lumps on his hind leg?!?
    I noticed that my 4 year old German shepherd has 2 hard bone like lumps on her hind leg. A few months ago, I noticed her limping and took her to the leg. She has had no injuries so I was very concerned. She got surgery and her leg was fine after that. Now, she has 2 lumps and I'm very worried it's bone cancer, most likely osteosarcoma. She is a large breed, in the average age, and the lumps are in the hind leg but not the one that had surgery. I'm very worried, please reply quickly. I also have an appointment with the vet on Monday.

    • ANSWER:
      if you've already set up a vet appointment then don't worry too much. I'm sure she'll be fine if shes eating and drinking and doing her business outside as normal. Try to keep her from getting too stressed or over excited in the mean time and don't take her for any long walks.

  32. QUESTION:
    Hi there, i have discovered a large painless lump on the inside lump of my leg (about 2 inches round) ?
    it may have been there forever i only found it by accident, but now that i have, its freaking me out :/
    forgot to mention, i'm 43 y/o
    forgot to mention, i'm 43 y/o
    I saw a doc and had an ultrasound done, and their sure that it maybe a haematoma or a slight chance that it maybe a sarcoma, but they doubt it. i have to get another scan in 4 weeks to see if it changes in any way or form. :/

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately from your own description . . cancer cannot be ruled out. You do not state your age but a type of cancer called sarcoma is more common in young people (under 50 years) than older (over 50) but can happen at any age. A sarcoma is a cancer that can develop in the muscles, bone, ligament, cartiliage, blood vessels, and soft tissue inside the body.One of the only symptoms a person might have is an unexplained, painless lump or bump found anywhere on the body, especially if it seems to be growing. No one here can tell you specifically if you have a benign lump or a malignant lump .. you will need to see a doctor for a clinical examination.

      The earlier a sarcoma is treated the better chance for survival. Again,no one knows if you have this or not .. even a doctor might not know (especially if they've never seen one before). However, if your doctor suspects a sarcoma than you should insist on being referred to a sarcoma specialist . . sarcoma can be stubborn and difficult to treat and needs an expert to guide you through this. You should also be aware that the leg is a common spot for sarcoma to appear.

      Do not wait. Go see your doctor as soon as possible.

      Good luck.

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1X_What_is_sarcoma_38.asp

  33. QUESTION:
    my rottweiler has a large lump?
    my rottweiler has a large lump on her back between her shoulder blades,due to her being 9yrs old i thought that as it does not hurt i won't take her to vets incase they give me bad news. But the other day she was rolling about on her back and it popped,a lot of thick goo came out and i cleaned it with salt water but when you look closely at it you can see in side and its fleshey . Even knows the lump has emptyed alot there is still quite a lump underneath. Does anyone no what this could be?She has another ball like lump on her leg but thats never popped...By the way she does not seem in any pain as shes still rolling about and playing... Thank you to anyone who can advise. Rachael

    • ANSWER:
      You need to take her to the VET ASAP.
      I'M a Vol animal rescuer/owner /advocate for abused animals .
      I know from all o well that it sounds like cyst but it maybe something even more serious then that!
      None of us like to hear bad news when it comes to our baby animals but after all that is part of being a responsible pet owner and if you really love her ,you will take her to the VET Asap!!

      God Bless and let us know how she is after you take her the Vet!

  34. QUESTION:
    i have a big lump/ spot on my leg?
    im a 16 year old male and i have a large lump on the top of my leg it is right at the top of my leg where your leg meets your body, when your balls are dangling down it is next to them on the leg it is a big lump it has like a small pimple thing on top of it like a spot for the puss to come out, it is very big it is skin coloured and it is very painful when pressed and wlaking, also it is very big i try yo squeeze it today and it is just a big solid like mass please help

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  35. QUESTION:
    What is this lump on the leg?
    My husband just found a large, hard lump on his thigh. It's a little painful to the touch. He said he doesn't remember banging it and it's not bruised. It's about the size of a quarter dollar ...

    We did some internet searching last night. I'm thinking its a lymph gland gone wrong?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Could it be a bug bite. People usually don't get cancer in their legs. I once got an infection from a health club and it was in my shin and it was a bump like you describe. If it doesn't go away go to the docs.

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the lump on my dogs leg?
    I have found a large soft lump on my 8 year old dogs leg.

    It is soft and feels like it is full of liquid

    The dog is in no pain and is eating normally

    I am very worried but cannot see a vet until Monday

    Does anyone know what the lump could be.

    Thanks

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  37. QUESTION:
    Lump on my leg? help, I'm scared it's cancer?
    Just today I noticed on my inner upper thigh I have this large lump. It's under the skin and hard as a rock. It hurts a lot when i touch it and if i feel around it it seem to go really deep into my leg. Almost to the bone.
    What do you think it could be?
    thank you so much. Im hoping and praying it's not cancerous.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it could be a really good reason to go see an MD.

      It might be a cyst, or cancer, or a fatty tumor or ... a whole bunch of things. Find out from someone who can look at it and decide. Mine is an irritated bursa.

  38. QUESTION:
    Large black dot in pore on leg, hard skin coloured lump came out HELP?
    I have had a back dot on my leg for months now. It was getting bigger and bigger and i squeezed it a couple of weeks ago, and a lot of soft white stuff came out along with a lump of something the size of a pea. I thought it had gone but just now i squeezed the thing again ans something smaller was pulled out with tweezers. I dont know what it could be but it seems to keep growing back.

    • ANSWER:
      I get those on my legs every so often, it's not just a blackhead, it's an infected pore. You need to flush it out next time you clean it. Two parts water and one part hydrogen peroxide. Also consider it might be a tick, if you live in such an area.

  39. QUESTION:
    I have a large lump on my right ankle - what is it?
    My leg really hurts up to my hip - been having several health problems and going thru some tests. Maybe a symptom of something else? The skin looks different from the other foot - often bruised or darker looking, almost a leathery like texture and it's numb as well as a few of my toes. Any ideas? I think it gets larger as the day goes on - for example swelling is not as prevelant in the morning, but as the day wears on it's very noticable.

    • ANSWER:
      I would have it checked right away by a doc. Lumps can be cancerous. I had friend who's fiance had daughter die six months after getting a small lump, right on her ankle. She was only 14. Insist the doc find the source or cause of problem, don't delay.

  40. QUESTION:
    Lump on hamster?
    My hamster has a rather large lump on his leg its so large it dosent look like a leg. What is this

    • ANSWER:
      I hope not but... hamsters are like rats they are very prone to tumors,
      hopefully he scratched it on something and its abcessed do you see a cut it could be very small look closely.
      Hamsters only live for about 2 years how old is he? (approx) is he worth taking to the vet I dont mean that to sound rude but if hes over 2 chances are he wont be with you much longer anyway
      does he seem like hes in pain? thats what I would use as an indication of wht my next step might be.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you "crunch" a leg bone instead of breaking it?
    So, about a week ago I fell off a stool and came crashing down on my leg. Ironically, it didn't hurt but there is some sort of lump on my tibia (larger leg bone). The lump is not going away, and kind of sticks out a little. Can you do other damage to a leg bone than fracture or break it?
    It only hurts when I sit on my leg against the floor. Other than that it doesn't hurt at all. If it were painful I wouldn't hesitate to go get it xrayed. It just seems like a waste of time with it not hurting. Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      i think the lump you have may just be fluid thats collected in the area. you can "bruise" a bone which may or may not cause a lot of pain. ive bruised my tailbone a few times, and it hurt when i walked and sat down. the second time it happened, it only hurt when i sat down, and otherwise i didnt notice it.

      hth
      and may GOD'S Blessings and Favor be upon you, your family, and your situation.