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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

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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2 yrs ago I got a cyst in my ankle and had to get surgery which required metal plates, I rencently got another on my wrist. What's causing the cysts?

2 yrs ago I got a cyst in my ankle and had to get surgery which required metal plates, I rencently got another on my wrist. What's causing the cysts?

Cause is not known: Causes of unicameral bone cysts are unknown. One theory is that the cysts result from a disorder in the growth plate at the ends of bones. Another theory is that the cysts result from problems with blood circulation in the bone due to some abnormal blood vessels. Whether trauma influences the formation of these bone cysts is not known. A orthopedic (bone) surgeon can take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have 4 cysts in my ankle that get very sore now and again. Any help with pain relief would be great?

I have 4 cysts in my ankle that get very sore now and again. Any help with pain relief would be great?

You did not: State if the cysts were in the soft tissue or the bone. But if they hurt why not get the condition repaired? ...Read more

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If I have a cyst on my ankle/back of foot, is surgery a must for removal? It is very hard and my foot falls asleep often for no reason. Thank you.

If I have a cyst on my ankle/back of foot, is surgery a must for removal? It is very hard and my foot falls asleep often for no reason. Thank you.

There are : Different types of cysts. Having said that as long as the lesion is benign then you don't have to do surgery. Your foot falling asleep is a concern and I am not sure the two are related. I would follow up with doc to find out why the foot falls asleep often thats not a good thing. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

There are different: Types of (blood clots).... Anything that can be seen on the surface of the skin like black and blue etc is not a true blood clot. Blood clots that concern us medically are deep vein thrombosis. You should be fine with removing the ganglion. Keep in mind his is elective surgery so if you needed to wait for the "clot" you speak of to go away first, that can be done. ...Read more

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Does an active ankle cyst inside the bone means that the person has bone cancer?

Does an active ankle cyst inside the bone means that the person has bone cancer?

Probably not: Not likely, a bone cyst is rarely malignant but like any finding, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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