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Causes Of Lump On Ankle
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
? Hematoma: You may have accumulation of blood under the outer lining of the bone, subperiosteal hematoma. If the swelling does not subside in a couple of weeks you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a soft lump on ankle another lump on the same leg but about 4" above ankle bone. Both appeared within last month.No injury.Hurts sometimes?
I have a small soft lump on the back of my left ankle. It doesn't cause constant pain, but does hurt when I walk. What could be the problem?
Ganglion cyst?: Often these are cysts. It's best to have an exam - but 1st read: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/home/ovc-20168586 There's a section on Dx - even one on self-care. Have it checked for sure if you're worried or it changes. ...Read more
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
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