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Lumps on lower leg

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  • Posted By: Yusshin
  • February 15, 2010
  • 11:58 AM

The past three weeks, I've been afflicted with several random lumps on my lower left leg. It is a bump located beneath the skin; the first one is quite a ways away from my foot; the other three are closer to the base (two on the lower-right side of my leg; one on the lower-left).

Both of my parents have hypothyroidism; I'm to retake blood tests on Wednesday, since it's more than certain that I have it as well. My father also has arthritis; I had tests done ~2 years ago, and athritis was negative.

What could these lumps be? They're quite large and evident when you rub that part of my leg. The bumps are covered in a faded red colour that spans over a large area.

It's not from a razor; it's under the skin; I'm a bit concerned. Being the worrywart I am, I thought cancer at first (lol) but I don't think so. I was told hypothyroidism could develop athritis and lumps; my father developed arthritis at 18. I'm 17.

Any ideas?

I'd like to mention that I did not injure myself in the last month in any way; I did not hit my leg off of anything (and that'd still not make sense, since it's in about four different areas).

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