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Hard Lump On Ankle Bone
Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Fell hard on knee 3 wks ago. Initial swelling on knee, bruising, painful to touch. Now swelling above knee cap and 2 hard dime size balls on kneecap?
Prepatellar bursa: The lumps maybe hematoma as you may have injured the prepatellar bursa. Heat might help the lumps go away. If there's more to this you need an evaluation. We want to make certain that you don't have an infection ...Read more
Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get examined: chances of a significant illness/disease exist. Not necessarily so, but I would recommend an examination and discussion with a local provider, ASAP. ...Read more
Must be examined: and x-rayed. I suggest a surgical consultation. ...Read more
Lump: It may be a cyst or a lipoma. Both would be somewhat soft and rubbery though. It is best to get it checked by your PCP and then decide whether it needs to be removed or biopsied. ...Read more
TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?
Lump: A lump secondary to trauma that is mobile is unlikely connected to bone. There has likely been damage to the tissue just under the skin, called subcutaneous fat. It often takes weeks for this to resolve. All the best. ...Read more
Could be Cyst: Would have to know more medical history, was there a sprain or injury. Where is this mass, how long, etc. Without knowing this, it is almost impossible to diagnose. Could be cyst, sprain or strain of tendons or ligaments, possible fracture. My advice would be to see foot/ankle specialist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: There are many bumps that people develop on their feet. Many of these are from wear and tear arthritis. Sometimes bumps and other deformities are from systemic diseases such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis). See your podiatrist if you are having pain and issues with a bump on the foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer