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I have this bump on my leg...

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  1. Guru Janitor

    Guru Janitor New Member

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    I know this is a tech forum, but maybe someone here has some medical knowledge too...

    OK, a few years back, I was playing lacrosse, and a defense men stick checked me in the shin...If you play lacrosse, you know what that feels like. :shadedshu I felt like I fractured my leg, so I went to the hospital to get checked out. Of course, being the way hospitals are, they just referred me to an orthopedic saying they couldn't tell if it was fractured or not. Eventually the orthopedic concluded that it was just bruised, and I'd be fine to play in a few days. Ever since then, I've had a bump on my leg where I was checked.

    Now, just yesterday, I noticed that I can move this bump on my leg. :twitch: Not like move it around all over the place, but, kinda like how you can jiggle your kneecap around. I'm kinda concerned over the fact that a two year old bump can be jiggled around on my leg. It feels like bone to me, its really hard, and feels like its shaped like a shield kinda, round with sloping edges, not like a ball.

    So before I go to a doctor to get it checked out...anyone have an idea what it could be?
  2. WhiteLotus

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    Stick a needle in it, see what happens.
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    Do a barrel roll
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    Guru Janitor New Member

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    Shoulda mentioned I already did.

    inb4 another barrel roll
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    Could just be scar tissue, if your worried about it, the best bet is to go and see a doctor though.
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    I had something similar happen. Likely you chipped the bone and it has not reattached, but more so the body has likely grown tissue around it, which is why you can move it around a little bit.
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    It shouldnt jiggle. Make sure it is seated properly and if needed apply new thermal paste.
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    Hit it with a flame. Maybe a lighter. If it moves then stab your leg with a hot needle nose pliers.
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    If you do that, please video tape it and post it on Youtube for us! :D
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    What the h3ll is going on in this thread? Guy comes on with genuine concern and all you guys can do it bait him with "stick a needle in it", "Burn it with a hot poker", "jump off a building", and "video tape hurting yourself".

    WTF? If you aint got anything helpful to say, STFU. :shadedshu
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    Ahh the medical knowledge of tech forum members. :ohwell:
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    C'mon Lemon, do a barrel roll. You know you want to. :D
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    Anyone who seeks medical advice on the internet instead of going to someone who actually can help, like a doctor, should expect nothing more than the type of responses in this thread.

    That being said, I would carve a smiley face in it to make it a happy bump :toast:
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    Thanks, I just spit my water out on my keyboard! :p

    (Needed that!)
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    OMG go to a doctor.
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    my suggestion as well!

    No offense here fellas as I do agree that TPU, while a great place to be and get PC advise, isn't the best place to seek medical advise. I can however understand that there has to be a tech geek or two here in the medical field.

    Personally I would search google, but I bet he has no idea what to call it to start the search off to begin with.

    While the medical tips to this point are funny and creative I will need to ask you to stop with this line of answers as it seems to be somewhat irritating to members of this forum. Please if you can not help with the original line of questioning, refrain from posting here altogether to limit the conflict this may create.

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