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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lump In Leg Muscles

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Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain.Causes?

Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain.Causes?

Many causes: Lump after injury can be hematoma which generally resolves or it can be subperiosteal hematoma generally over the shin which can calcify and become hard One can have damage of the Fascia of the muscle and muscle herniation which will be a soft lump most likely that muscle herniation is the reason for the lump below the previous one Get it checked by your doctor to be sure Good luck ...Read more

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I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms  and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

Be seen: The lumps sounds like sebaceous cysts or fatty tumors, while the spasms could be many things. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper right leg and if i flex my muscle a certain way it hurt what is tjis and if this ok but no discoloration and you can feel it?

I have a lump on my upper right leg and if i flex my muscle a certain way it hurt what is tjis and if this ok but no discoloration and you can feel it?

See doctor: Possible represents something benign like a lipoma or a muscle herniation. It may represent some form of a tumor. Get it checked out and it may require an MRI to see what is is if ther e is any doubt. ...Read more

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Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle.I play competitive basketball.Only appears when i step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.

Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle.I play competitive basketball.Only appears when i step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.

Muscle Hernia: Most muscle hernias occur in the lower leg & affect the tibialis anterior muscle. Swelling appears or enlarges when the affected muscle is contracted & disappears or shrinks during muscle relaxation. Most muscle hernias are treated by reassurance since they are asymptomatic and don't affect function. A few painful hernias need surgery. Ultrasound is diagnostic and can exclude muscle tear or tumor. ...Read more

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Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other ?

Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other ?

Baker Cyst: If the "bump" is directly behind the knee and not associated with pain the most likely etiology is a "baker's cyst" or popliteal cyst. These are usually benign though at times can become quite large and become bothersome due to limitation they place on bending the knee. They can, though rarely, rupture and result in swelling and pain in the lower leg mimicing a deep vein thrombois (dvt). ...Read more

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I have a relatively hard lump on the inside of my right leg on the calf muscle. What could it be?

I have a relatively hard lump on the inside of my right leg on the calf muscle. What could it be?

Hard lump: Limited information makes this question difficult. If lump is small and near surface it could be phlebolith which is hardened or calcified vein. If deeper in muscle could be cyst or muscle mass. If you have history of injury then it could be an area of localized muscle spasm or tearing. If this persists you should seek a full examination. ...Read more

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Hard lump inside upper leg. From time to time i feel like i pulled a muscle in my leg. What is the lump! should I be concerned! flying to hawaii soon?

Hard lump inside upper leg. From time to time i feel like i pulled a muscle in my leg. What is the lump! should I be concerned! flying to hawaii soon?

Be seen: It is really hard to say without examining you, but i would definitely be seen before you go to hawaii. One possible cause is a blood clot in your leg which could potentially be life threatening. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the calve muscle on my right leg. Now for the last month my leg goes numb while I'm sitting laying or standing . ?

I found a lump on the calve muscle on my right leg. Now for the last month my leg goes numb while I'm sitting laying or standing . ?

Hard to say: It can't be clear the relationship. We need more data on both the lump and the numbness They may not be related. The numbness can suggest neurologic or vascualr issues. These are things to discuss with your physician. ...Read more