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I'm a 23 year old female, who is otherwise healthy. Over the

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I'm a 23 year old female, who is otherwise healthy. Over the last week my partner noticed what he thought was a bite on the back of my thigh/knee. It didn't itch so I didn't think anything of it or even notice it. The 'lump' is now very eryhthematous, and feels to be a raised nodule of about 5mm diameter under the skin. I haven't noticed any bleeding or exudate or crusting, and as I said it's never itched. I live in England so pretty limited with insect bites. It doesn't hurt except for the pressure pain, ie full flexion at the knee joint is uncomfortable, and pressing on it is also uncomfortable.
I'm a bit Concerned what it might be, but don't want to waste a doctors appointment if it's likely nothing? Here is a link to a photo of the lump http://tinypic.com/r/2qrzne0/8
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
still need help?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
This is an abscess
it needs antibiotics right away

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