Hard, Painful, Tender or Cyst Lump on Inner Thigh Under Skin: Male and Female Symptoms

There are a number of reasons why you might identify a lump on your inner though under the skin. The symptoms can do due to anything from a cancer lump to a cyst lump. Common mistaken identity between bumps and lumps opens a list of possibilities for what’s going on.

What is this lump on inner thigh under skin?

For lumps, removal and keeping a watchful eye is all you can do, but a diagnosis can offer your insight on what you should expect and the potential threats to watch out for. Bumps due to topical problems or allergic reaction can be solved with some antihistamines or a calming cream or bath.

While the following is an introductory guide to the potential conditions to blame, this is no substitute for expert opinion and should be used as informative material rather than a diagnostic alternative.

What is a Glomus tumor?

These normally benign masses are neoplasms of the neuromyoartrial glomus body. Although not typically cancerous, they produce a tender lump with localized pain and heightened sensitivity. They are purplish in color, but soft. A hard, purple lump may be a sign of a more serious condition and needing immediate attention from a medical care provider.

Is a hard lump on the inner thigh cancer?

While getting diagnosed with cancer are rare and tumor formation is generally just a harmless mishap in cell activity, certain traits should spark more concern. A hard tumor on the inner thigh can be more serious. While most cancers don’t produce a painful mass, one that is stiff and expanding can give reason to worry. It’s not just your thighs, a hard lump on your face, genitals, chest, stomach, hands or anywhere else is an indication something isn’t right. Talk to your doctor about getting tested as ultrasounds, blood tests, and biopsies are needed to confirm the problem.

Extremely painful lump on the inner thigh

Pain is never a good sign as it’s your body signaling you’re in danger. When a lump on the inner thigh becomes painful, then you may need to be concerned over the infection. It can be the nature of the location and the proximity to a cluster of sensitive nerves, but it may mean that an infectious agent has entered into your body and infected you. If a lump becomes puss filled or you develop a fever, seek medical attention immediately. While the minor infection is nothing to concern yourself over and a topical ointment or antibiotic will do the trick, life threatening complications such as sepsis can kill you if left untreated.

Bumps on the thigh

If the abnormalities are incredibly small and accompanied by a rash, medically, they are more of a bump than a lump. Lumps are under the skin, where bumps are a surface bound disorder. They affect the uppermost layer of the skin and are often a result of an allergic reaction, pathogen, or contact with a aggravators. Lumps refer to things like lumps and tumors which shift their home a layer down. Due to completely different causes and treatments, its crucial to get this right. Always visit and receive final advice from a trained physician.

Keratosis Pilaris

Also known as chicken skin given its appearance which resembles poultry whose feathers were freshly plucked. The tiny pimples scattered across your thighs are dead skin cells which are plugging hair follicles instead of shedding. These brownish or red bumps rarely cause discomfort. The rough skin is not exactly desirable but doesn’t pose threats to anything but your ego.

Episodes may worsen with pregnancy or in environmental conditions where the skin dries out. A genetic predisposition is suspected and increased instances of cases in those with eczema, ichthyosis, hay fever, obesity, and Celtic ancestry (think Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or English as these modern day territories of western Europe were once the original nations). It’s not contagious or serious, home remedies like warm baths, exfoliation, and humidifiers are often effective in preventing and reducing the intensity of flareups. It is more common in a female than a male, but the condition spares no gender or demographic overall.

Bumps and blisters near the groin

While the latter is not painful or uncomfortable, itchy or puss filled lumps or bumps near your penis or vagina could mean you’ve contracted an STI. Genital herpes, the human papillomavirus (HPV), warts, pubic lice, scabies, gonorrhea (the clap), syphilis, HIV, AIDS, chancroid, and Lymphogranuloma (LGV) are several which may do this.

Abstinence of any and all sexual contact is the only surefire way to prevent these, but wearing protection (barrier methods) or participating in a long term monogamous partnership and avoiding hookups with strangers also limit your risk to exposure. Of course, not every rash on the inner thigh towards your privates are a product of sexual activity. The same symptoms may arise from ingrown hairs, razor bumps, allergies, wearing irritating fabrics, or other conditions. Unless you have reason to believe that this is the result of sexual contact, it’s likely not the culprit. If you are sexually active at all, getting tested regularly and visiting a proctologist or gynecologist is a good idea.


Article References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4536879/
  2. https://www.healthline.com/health/keratosis-pilaris#5-home-remedies