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I have these lumps on my legs. They come as a hard lump then

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Hi I have these lumps on my legs . They come as a hard lump then they bleed and scab over as a shiny red lump and then they’re there to stay . I’ve got about six now . I first got one about a year ago

Good evening, I am Dr Ruff. Thank you for your question. This appears to be a foreign body granuloma, which are benign. They can remain for a long time and can be from a simple hair follicle. They often behave that way as the body is constantly reacting to it. The treatment for them is removal which is quite a simple procedure.

It is reassuring that after 1 year it isn't continuing to grow as this would be suggestive of something like a basal cell lesion, again removal would be the treatment for this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou for that . I also have another problem with my foot. I stood on a metal hook in the shower and it went into my foot. This was months ago now but there’s a sore lump on the ball of my foot now about an inch round in diameter and it’s really painful to walk on , I’ve had antibiotics but they haven’t helped .

No worries, so if you pierced the full thickness of the skin, the soft tissue beneath will take 6-12 months to heal. the scar on the skin surface will take up to 2 years to fully settle, more so on thickened areas of skin as the blood supply is not as great. If it is tender, you could use a topical steroid like hydrocortisone for a few weeks at a time to see if this helps.

I hope that helps - please could you kindly rate my response, thanks

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