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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 on my left leg beside me knee on the inner side. My dr thinks it might be a lipoma. Could it be?

I have a lump on my left leg beside me knee on the inner side. My dr thinks it might be a lipoma. Could it be?

Could be lipoma: Or schwannoma. Excision is usually advisable if it is symptomatic or enlarging. Or it could be ay number of benign tumors or even a cyst. Ask your doctor if he thinks it should be removed. ...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

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I have a pencil eraser sized lump on my left leg about an inch an a half above my knee. It is now starting to change colors from fleshly to purple?

I have a pencil eraser sized lump on my left leg about an inch an a half above my knee. It is now starting to change colors from fleshly  to purple?

Skin lesions: Any skin lesion that does not look like the surrounding tissue or is changing in size, color or structure should be looked at by your family physician to insure it is not dangerous for skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a hard painfull lump on my left leg very close to the shin bone. It hurts when i walk and also to the touch. It appeared suddenly.

See your Orthopod !: Sudden appearance of a painful & tender swelling in the leg could be due to a number of causes. It could be from a fall or stumble resulting in a fx or torn muscle; or due to an infection. All these would be associated with a history of a trauma or fever, etc. Rarer causes include a bone tumor breaking thru, resulting in sudden swelling, pain & tenderness. Bleeding vessel might also cause the same. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

Limb on leg: Sounds like it might be phlebitis, that's doctor talk for a small clot in a superficial vein. They are a nuscience more than a serious problem but probably should show it to your doctor for confirmation ...Read more