Commonly Asked Questions / Doctor’s Answers Small Cysts on Thigh
About four days ago I felt a small lump (cysts) on my thigh (it’s about pea
sized). It is located on the outside and towards the upper end. It is not to deep,
and it only causes discomfort when I touch it. There is no skin discoloration. I run
everyday (5 to 7 miles) and it seems that running might aggravate it. Have you heard
of this before and if do you have any suggestions on getting rid of it? Thank you.
eCureMe’s Advice 1
It is possible that you may have had a little cyst develop on your thigh,
aggravated by running. If it is a true cyst, than it probably won’t go away
completely, especially if you keep aggravating it. There may be times that you can
barely feel it because it has shrunk down and other times where you can hardly
walk from the inflammation. You should have it examined to determine the true
diagnoses and possibly discuss removal.
eCureMe’s Advice 2
If it is around a hair follicle, this is likely folliculitis or hair follicle
inflammation and will resolve in time. Keep an eye on its size, and if you
find that it is growing or that it becomes hard and intractable (see if you
can move it around) then get it checked out sooner. Otherwise, it is likely to
resolve itself. Another possibility is acneiform lesion.
eCureMe’s Advice 3
The small lump could represent several things: a bug bite, skin or hair follicle
infection, sebaceous cyst, boil or carbuncle and much less likely a skin neoplasm
(cancer). This will likely resolve in time, but if it becomes painful and is truly
cystic (fluid filled), it can be incised and drained.