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So this thing on my leg....

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mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 21:42:50

...has been there for years. Like since childhood. Occasionally it gets a bit sore and raised and then I tend to give it a little squeeze/dig/prod but nothing. I've come to the conclusion it's a huge mass of hair under the skin. What do we think?

(excuse my blotchy legs, they don't like being shaved confused)

mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 21:43:19

Oops, photo post fail

ponderingprobably Thu 24-Aug-17 21:45:38

Looks bruised. Are you sure it is not part of an enlarged segment of vein?

mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 21:54:11

Nope, I've prodded and poked and possibly pierced the skin several times and it doesn't even really bleed! It's been there since I was about 9, I'm 31 now so definitely not a bruise. It's the occasional sweeping and soreness that makes me think there's something under there.

mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 21:54:23

Swelling, not sweeping!

mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 21:55:00

For reference, it's on my shin about 10cm below my knee

highinthesky Thu 24-Aug-17 21:55:38

I don't like the look of this, stop poking it and shaving over it and see your GP. Be prepared to answer any questions about how much it has grown over a given time frame, and whether it bleeds.

MusicToMyEars800 Thu 24-Aug-17 21:56:01

How strange, have you ever asked your GP about it?

mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 21:57:52

Nope, never mentioned it to GP. It hasn't grown significantly that I can remember, perhaps not even at all.

ChainingDaisy Thu 24-Aug-17 22:00:38

I had something similar on the back of your thighs for 12 years. Turned in to a varicose vein a couple of years ago.

ChainingDaisy Thu 24-Aug-17 22:01:26

My thigh, not your thighs. That would be very odd. Fucking phone.

mangomay Thu 24-Aug-17 22:03:30

Hmmm i was convinced it was a big lump of hair. Might mention it next time I'm at the docs.

Maryann1975 Thu 24-Aug-17 22:11:39

If it was a lump of hair, wouldn't you have found it when you were prodding and poking at it?
Ask the go next time you are there.

Ttbb Thu 24-Aug-17 22:49:31

Could easily be cancer. Just ask your doctor. Make an appointment specifically for this.

frenchfancy17 Thu 24-Aug-17 22:52:54

Get in touch with the pimple popper lady grin

mangomay Fri 25-Aug-17 00:11:49

A cancer that's been just sitting there chilling for over 20 years?!

I've never really broken the skin properly, the skin is actually really tough there. I've only ever squeezed it like a blackhead and once I broke the skin with a pin but sod all came out so I left it.

SupermanStoleMyPants Fri 25-Aug-17 00:17:06

Op I have one too. It's been there as long as I can remember. No idea what it is though.

mangomay Fri 25-Aug-17 00:18:51

Oooh superman, glad I'm not alone! It's puzzled me and my mum for most of my life! Mines pretty lumpy though, which is what makes me think there's something under it!

Out2pasture Fri 25-Aug-17 00:21:57

being "stabbed" with a lead pencil leaves marks like this. the pencil breaks down a bit and stains the skin.
I would see a dermatologist at any point to make sure it isn't cancerous even if you have had it for decades.

dangerrabbit Fri 25-Aug-17 00:29:48

Broken vein patch? I have some spider veins that are blue.

SupermanStoleMyPants Fri 25-Aug-17 00:31:50

Mine is rather small but is a bump atm too. Most the time it is just flat. I had a dig in there a few years a go as I wanted to see if the skin underneath was discoloured but it was all normal.

cailisto Sat 26-Aug-17 20:45:08

I have something similar from being stabbed by a pencil. If you have no memory of that ever happening to you, then I'd go and get it checked out by a doctor asap x

mangomay Sat 26-Aug-17 21:30:19

Nope, genuinely no memory of being stabbed! I'll book an appt on Tuesday. 👍🏻

YellowBucket Thu 31-Aug-17 05:08:47

Did you see the Dr?

flumpybear Thu 31-Aug-17 06:23:03

Blue nevus or small Mongolian blue spot perhaps?!

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