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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Soft Lump On Left And Right Calf

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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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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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What causes your calf to get hard lump? It hurts for a bit then goes away very painfull. Quick way to ease pain is what?

What causes your calf to get hard lump? It hurts for a bit then goes away very painfull. Quick way to ease pain is what?

Muscle cramp: It sounds like a muscle cramp best treatment is to avoid dehydration or electrolyte imbalance once it stars , stretching is the best way to relieve it. ...Read more

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I get a painful lump in my left calf while getting up in the morning. It disappears almost immediately but some pain remains there. What is it?

Assuming: This isn't a muscle spasm that improves with stretching out, transient muscle herniation through the fascia that surrounds the muscle can occur. The muscle can then reduce through the fascial defect. Ultrasound can be useful in diagnosing these. ...Read more

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Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Cyst: If it is not visible, then most likely it's not inflammatory, because those are red, hot, swollen, itchy. Ganglion cysts (cysts located on the tendons) are by far the most common cause of otherwise not painful lumps unless touched. They are smooth surfaced, firm, mobile. They are benign and sometimes may disappear, although, at times may grown and cause even more pain due to compression. ...Read more

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I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

Have it checked: New lumps on your skin should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. Only by their evaluation, and a possible biopsy, can a definitive diagnosis be made. ...Read more

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I just recently started having a sharp stabbing pain in my left calf. The pain lasts for a few seconds and now there's a lump what could it be?

Muscle pull: We're always concerned with blood clots when we see calf pain, but this does not sound like one since you dont mention redness, swelling or tenderness. My best guess given the supplied info is either a pulled or partially torn gastrocnemius (resulting in a palpable lump) or possibly a soft tissue mass giving you nerve pain. "lumps" should never b ignored. See your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more

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I have two red smooth pea size lumps on the back of my left calf. Present for ~10 years. They only bleed and itch if I catch them whilst shaving.

I have two red smooth pea size lumps on the back of my left calf. Present for ~10 years. They only bleed and itch if I catch them whilst shaving.

Obviously not: Cancerous . I would not worry as you have had them for so long. They may be HemangiomaIs but really impossible to diagnose any lesion without direct observation ...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?

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

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What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

Injury or growth: This could be the result of injury or a tear to the muscle, muscle spasming (ie: charlie horse), a benign growth or tumor, or a much more serious problem such as a sarcoma (malignant cancer of the muscle). You need to see a doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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I have a lump in my left outer calf area i run track i had this for about a week and a half i iced heated and stretched. Everything I do doesn't hel?

?hematoma: This could be a congealed blood clot under the skin, a bulging superficial vein, cyst, or tiny hernia through a muscle. Have your physician examine this for you as you have tried all the right measures to see if it would resolve. ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more