What other symptoms might occur with a thigh lump?

A thigh lump may occur on its own or may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition that caused the lump.

Leg symptoms that may occur along with a thigh lump

A thigh lump may accompany other symptoms affecting your thigh or leg including:

  • Bleeding or bruising
  • Limited ability or inability to move the leg
  • Muscle weakness or spasm
  • Pain, whether at rest or during specific movements, that may be described as dull, sharp, burning, stabbing or aching
  • Pus or discharge
  • Redness and warmth of the skin
  • Swelling in the leg

Other symptoms that may occur along with a thigh lump

A thigh lump may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Fever
  • Lumps or swelling elsewhere in the body

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, a thigh lump may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have a thigh lump along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Coldness of the feet, with weak or absent pulses
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Loss of sensation in the leg
  • Obvious breakage or deformity of the bones
  • Paralysis or inability to move a body part
  • Uncontrollable pain
  • Uncontrolled or heavy bleeding, hemorrhage


What is a thigh lump?

A thigh lump is a bulge, bump, nodule, contusion, tumor, or swollen area on your thigh. Lumps can be caused by any number of conditions, including infections, inflammation, tumors and trauma. Depending on the cause, lumps may be single or multiple, soft or firm, painful or painless. They may grow rapidly or may not change in size. You may also have other symptoms, depending upon the cause of yo... Read more about thigh lumpintroduction


What causes a thigh lump?

A thigh lump may be a result of an infection, an injury, or, rarely, a benign or malignant tumor.

Infectious causes of a thigh lump

A thigh lump may be caused by infectious processes including:

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 20, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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