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I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf is this something to worry about

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Have it checked: New lumps on your skin should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. Only by their evaluation, and a possible biopsy, can a definitive dia... Read More
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 37 years experience
See MD for new lump: Any new lump needs confirmation that it is ok. The majority of new lumps seen are in fact, benign (non cancerous) but new lumps could be worrisome and... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Not DVT: That is not a DVT and does not sound like anything that would increase the risk of DVT with air travel.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Lymph node: It sounds like a lymph node. Could be the sign of an infection somewhere. You may want to get examined. Get well soon!
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There are quite a: few possible causes for the symptoms you describe. A painful lump should be evaluated and examined. Make an appointment to see a health care provider ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Calf mass: Is it growing? It is flesh colored? Mobile? Family history? May be epidermoid cyst , lipomas-though usually soft-,dermofibroma, trichilemmoma , hema... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Two possibilities: 1. Baker's Cyst , usually along with internal derangement of the cartilage in the knee (menisci) 2. Deep Vein phelbitis/clots (could explain the "lit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Lump/pain: It sounds like a cyst that may now be infected. Be examined and drained or removed if indicated. Some doctors also give antibiotics. All the best.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Not sure: An extreme allergic response could cause a large welt, and it could last a couple of days. If this is very old, though, it is possible it wasn't a mo... Read More
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lipoma: Lipomas are soft lumps that feel like little nodules of fat and occur under the skin. They usually move and dont usually hurt. They dont go away and a... Read More

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