A member asked:

What could a slight bulge 6 inches above my right outside ankle be? no pain, feels like a water pocket. not right under my skin.

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Normal anatomy: It is a perforation through the fascia of the lower leg through which passes the superficial peroneal nerve. In some folks this perforation can be slightly larger than others, allowing a slight bulge of tissue, mostly fatty tissue, to extend outward. Unless painful, no worries.

Answered 5/3/2014

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Dr. Farshad Bathaee answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Evaluation: This should be evaluated by a specialist, through possible imaging such as x-ray or MRI depending on the nature of the findings.

Answered 6/10/2014

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Dr. Raymond Stolarski answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Cyst: Can be a cyst which is a fluid filled mass. Location plays an important part in the diagnosis. If necessary, the mass can be aspirated and the fluid sent for microscopic exam.

Answered 3/8/2015

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