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On each thigh, I have an area with two dimples about 4 inches

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On each thigh, I have an area with two dimples about 4 inches apart. The skin in between the dimples appears raised. Like a soft lump or maybe it's just fat. It's on both thighs. Same place. And the left side is large then the right.
Worried about leg sarcoma after googling
It is soft to touch like fat. No defined sides or edges
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.

you would not have sarcoma on both thighs

and sarcomas are hard, not soft

and sarcomas would continue to grow in size and not stay the same size.

it sounds like you are just feeling fat under your skin which can cause simples in both of your thighs. some people call it cellulite as well.

I am not worried about sarcoma for you

let me know if you have questions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes. It's cellulite. The dimples kind of define the fatty lumps.
On the larger side. If I bend my leg or pull my ankle up to my butt the stretch the thigh, there is no protrusion when the skin is smooth.
Are sarcomas always feeling firm?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
yes, sarcomas always feel hard

you don't have sarcomas or cancer

you are letting your anxiety get out of control with worry here.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm very worried. I googled and all that is there is sarcoma information about leg lumps
I'm sorry but are sarcoma tumors a noticeable lump with edges? Are they round and do they grow up and out?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you need to stop googling

you are looking online for things to worry about

I have told you to stop googling these symptoms before.

yes sarcomas grow up and out

they are hard with defined edges.

sarcomas occur in one leg only

you don't have sarcomas in both of your legs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. I just feel the one leg has a larger protrusion then the other. They are in the same spot on each leg. One is just larger
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
this is a sign of more fat on one leg

not a sarcoma
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I'm sorry. My last question.
This is only visable when standing and skin is loose. She. Im sitting and skin is pulled tight there is no lump. I don't feel a lump when I rub with lotion unless I'm standing.
Would a sarcoma stand out regardless?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
yes, a sarcoma would stand out regardless if you are standing or sitting.

and would feel hard no matter what you were doing

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was hysterical this morning. I have so much fear of cancer.
If I pull the skin up on my leg. The lump area isn't there. I'm assuming this is fat and cellulite that looks like a lump.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you need to talk to your doctor about increasing the dose of your anti anxiety medication

cellulite looks like a lump when you pull the skin tight.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is sarcoma common in any age group other then children? I'm 30.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
no, sarcomas are very very rare cancers

you don't have sarcoma

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