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Ankle Lump Diagnosis
I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?
I have a medium: It could be a cyst which is filled with fluid and can happen after an injury or almost jello type tissue if you have had it for a while or a lipoma, that consists of fatty tissue , both cause no problems. However, if the lump is getting bigger or is not going away, best to see a podiatrist or a surgeon , get an ultrasound and/or an MRI to find exactly what it is. ...Read more
Hello, i have a soft and painful lump on the top of my ankle. I had it for years now and it's still painful.
Ganglion cyst: Most lumps around the ankle and foot are ganglion cysts. These are painless masses that can vary in size and cause problems because of their size and what they may push on around the foot. Any painful mass and any mass that is rapidly enlarging in size should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft lump around ankle for year, painless. Pushed on it frequently and feels like it is half the size almost gone. A little pain now. What could it be?
Likely benign: So difficult to tell without seeing it myself. But the fact that it is regressing is a good sign. If it continues to cause pain or grows or changes have it looked at by your pco. ...Read more
Ganglion: The lump may or may not be a ganglion. Most of the time it can be drained instead of removed. It is better to try conservative options first to avoid surgery because of potential complications and reoccurance. If it is not fluid filled then and MRI may be needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more
In regards to the hard lump on the back of my.Ankle near my.Tendon it is rock hard and has been for a year and a half. Not soft or spongy?
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