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Causes Of Soft Lump On Lower Left Leg
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a little lump on lower left leg with a discoloration on top of it. Tender when i touch it. What is it?
Skin lump: There are many possibilities. You should see your doctor or a dermatologist to evaluate the lesion. The dermatologist will decide if a biopsy is needed to establish a definitive diagnosis. Treatment, if any is needed, will depend on what the diagnosis turns out to be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a hard lump on my lower inner left leg about halfway between my knee and ankle you cannot see it only feel it and can be sensitive to touch should I be worried ?
Should be evaluated : Although the majority of lumps and bumps that appear on arms and legs are benign. The only way to be sure is to see a doctor and have it examined. Sometimes an MRI is needed to make the diagnosis. Best not to ignore it especially if it is painful or sensitive. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers