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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a hard lump that is sore on the back of my ankle right next to my achilies tendon. what could it be? i've had it for about a year and a half and its causong discomfort

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ganglion cyst?: Difficult to say what it could be without seeing, but it could be a ganglion cyst. Thisis a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon. It looks like a spongy sac (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. A physical exam is often needed to diagnose a ganglion cyst. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment options.
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Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 49 years experience
bursitis: Bursitis. This is a swelling that is an aggravation of the area due to irritation from a shoe possibly. If it is harder than that it could be something called a haglund's deformity.
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Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 25 years experience
Tendonosis: Could represent a degenerative tendon condition called tendonosis. The tendon becomes enlarged and swollen. The tendon is weak in this area. May need an MRI to assess further.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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