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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painless Lump On Upper Left Leg

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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 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

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Please help! pain on my left leg and also a lump of something. Could you explain the cause of this?

Please help! pain on my left leg and also a lump of something. Could you explain the cause of this?

Can U Be specific ?: Where in the leg is the lump? Leg is between the knee and ankle joints. It could be anything, arising from skin, fat, muscle or the bone. If its near a joint then it could be from joint tissues. If there is any injury to it, then it could be a collection of blood or fluid, which will improve over 2 weeks time, otherwise you need to see a doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that i believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that i believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

No Need for ER visit: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have a lump that is hard on my lower left leg on the back. It has gotten slightly bigger in about a 5 day period. No pain. No discoloring. I'm 23. ?

I have a lump that is hard on my lower left leg on the back. It has gotten slightly bigger in about a 5 day period. No pain. No discoloring. I'm 23. ?

See physician: Should get this looked at soon. Painless lumps are usually not infections or other simple problems. Was this a lump that changed or was there nothing there 5 days ago? Could be a muscle hernia if it disappears when you lie down. In general, all hard painless lumps should be checked out to be sure that they are not abnormal tissue. ...Read more

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I have a lump near the semitendinosus by the back of the right knee. I body-build. No pain. Slightly smaller on left leg. Any suggestions?

I have a lump near the semitendinosus by the back of the right knee. I body-build. No pain. Slightly smaller on left leg. Any suggestions?

Cyst?: It sounds like it could be what is commonly called a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. A baker's cyst is a buildup of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms a cyst behind the knee. If it is small and painless, simple observation is sufficient. You should have your pcp or an orthopedic doc examine you to confirm. ...Read more

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The middle of my calf in my left leg in the soft tissue on the side is so extremely painful, there is a lump and its so painful, what could it be?

The middle of my calf in my left leg in the soft tissue on the side is so extremely painful, there is a lump and its so painful, what could it be?

Painful Calf: as we can neither see nor examine this painful lump it behoves you to go to your physician and have it evaluated. It could be anything from a sore muscle to a blood clot. ...Read more