A 78-year-old female asked:
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my ankle is swollen some, like it swells in hot weather. behind that leg is a sore spot, and when you run your hand over it , you feel a lump. just wondering what this could be. thanks!?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Swelling and pain are never a good sign. You should have it checked.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
Dr. David Tobin
38 years experience Podiatry
Blood clot: This sounds serious. See a doctor to check for a blood clot.
Answered on Aug 31, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Anytime: I hear the word "lump" i think it should be seen by a doctor. A lump always carries with it the risk there is some malignant process. (not to scare you - just trying to be prudent.) there are many things that can be a lump, something as benign as a ganglionic cyst or a varicose vein but since you said "lump" the recommendation is to see a doctor.
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
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