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Could A Swelling In My Ankle Be Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I have an ache in my calf and pain in my ankle. Could this be dvt? There is no swelling or redness.
I have a pain in the ball of my foot which I have had for a few years there is also a tender hard lump on the ball . Could this be arthritis ?
Should be evaluated: From your description, this could refer to several possibilities. One would be that you have developed callous overlying a prominent metatarsal bone. The pain usually is from inflammation of the affected bone/joint. It could also be a cyst, such as a ganglion. Either way, it should be evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a blue lump in my finger that sometimes causes pain and discomfort and has increased in size recently. Could this be a clot?
Blood clot: It will need to be seen. Blood clots in fingers in young person are generally traumatic and resolve over 2 weeks. ...Read more
Have metatarsalgia and got in a habit of walking in a way to lessen pressure on ball of foot. now pain in foot elsewhere. is this to be expected?
Compensation....: You have just described the phenomena known as compensatory pain of referred pain. This is a classic and sometimes confusing element in the treatment of longer termed injuries. All effort must be made to stop the compensation or face the possibility of developing related secondary or compensatory injuries. ...Read more
My MRI showed some infection in my hip and leg joint. Doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?
Not likely but?: The answer depends in some part on your history. If you have no history of cancer, and the imaging suggests an infection, at your age you are unlikely to end up with an unexpected diagnosis of cancer. If you have a history of cancer, perhaps the presence of an infection in the affected bones and joint is due to an underlying cancer, prior biopsy, or depressed immune system. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Melanoma in situ, tigh, WLE a week ago. Now pain in the tigh and groin, can feel a lymph node. Is A reaction to the surgery? Or melanoma spread?
Needs monitoring: You are right, it may be a reaction to recent surgery or(less likely) there can be melanoma spread into your lymph node. Only time will tell you which possibility it is. If the nodes are enlarged due to reaction to surgery(or infection), then they will settle down and decrease in size in 4-6 weeks. So keep an eye and check the size of the node once weekly and see if they decrease or increase . ...Read more
What could be the cause of swelling above my left hip. About a year ago i had surgery due to herniated discs on my left side? could that be a factor?
Varies: There are many potential causes and a good exam can go a long way in determining the cause. Having a disc surgery would usually not cause swelling above the hip. Some patients can get a bursitis and this can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness above the hip and there are some good options for that if that is the case. Consider being seen. ...Read more
I have a pain in my nasal bone seemingly the cartilage and appears a bit swollen.What could be the possible causes and solution?
IS it only nose : Other than nose is there any other cartilage swollen painful like ear, near joints. If not , one of the common conditions than can happen in nose is a small pustule /furuncle , by staph, streptococcus gp. Ideal is apply some hot compresses. If pain doesn't go away in next 24-36 hours or if you see redness/more swelling talk to your doctor as may need abx .Multiple cartilage invol- r/o polychonriti. ...Read more
I have a very sore pain in my tailbone, hips, and knee for about 2 month now. No injuries. Could bone cancer be a likely concern?
Seek a doctor: Persistent pains that cannot be attributed to any activity may be nothing serious but may also be a sign of an underlying problem. While this is not likely to be related to urologic cancer by itself you should seek the guidance of a physician who can do a physical exam and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
Plantar fasciitis: The bump can be a plantar fibromatosis caused by overuse injury to your plantar fascia ligament. What happens is the plantar fascia becomes so tight it has micro tears, then your body is trying to repair it, it scars and forms a nodule. The best way to treat it is to keep the pressure off the nodule with orthotics, padding, wearing comfortable shoes. Stretching, ice and steroid injection can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought i had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s
R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need to go to the E.R. Or your doctor's office asap, so he/she can order the appropriate tests (u/s of the leg, d-dimer) and get you treated. Other causes to r/o are hematoma/ compartment syndrome, tumors (i.e. Baker's cyst), aneurysm or cellulitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hip fracture in my acetabulum, just developed pain on the inside groin area. Should i be concerned? Or is this normal with a hip fracture?
Arthritis: An acetabulum fracture is a hip joint fracture. By definition, all joint fractures are subject to post-traumatic arthritis. Groin pain is how hip arthritis presents. If the fracture is still in the healing phase, the groin pain may represent a loose body or fragment of bone (from the fracture) trapped in the joint. This is bad and should be addressed if present to prevent rapid onset arthritis. ...Read more
“I have an enlarged left ovary with a cyst. Could this be resting on a nerve and causing gout like symptons in my left toes?”
I'm in need of a knee cartilage graft from a car wreck, but now the back of my knee is puffy and swollen and has a bit of rash. Is it related to injy?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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