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I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

Size doesn't : Matter, at least not here. Lumps, need to be investigated. The fact you have three in different anatomical regions, just means you have three reasons to go see a dermatologist and have them looked at. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest at beginning of injury
Once
Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
Once
Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
Once
Keep injury elevated
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I have a lump on my ankle that I started noticing 3 months ago. Does not hurt and feels hard. Seems to align with the tendon. Thoughts? I have an appointment scheduled in five days with a orthopedic surgeon.

I have a lump on my ankle that I started noticing 3 months ago.  Does not hurt and feels hard.  Seems to align with the tendon. Thoughts?  I have an appointment scheduled in five days with a orthopedic surgeon.

Cyst/partial tear: There are many causes of lumps on tendons. Common ones include a tendon sheath cyst or partial tear with inflammation surrounding the area of healing. It is good to get it checked out by an orthopedist, to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard itchy lump on the inside of my ankle. It's been there for a few years. It's slightly red, what could it be?

I have a hard itchy lump on the inside of my ankle. It's been there for a few years. It's slightly red, what could it be?

Cyst: It sounds to me like it maybe is a Cyst that is irritated by shoes or boots . see your PCP for an examination or a Dermatologist for complete diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest
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Ice your ankle
Once
Use compression
Once
Elevate your ankle
Once
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I rolled my ankle really hard and there is a wide lump in the middle of my fibula. What can I do?

I rolled my ankle really hard and there is a wide lump in the middle of my fibula. What can I do?

Have an xray done: Ankle sprain often result in fractures of the ankle. An xray is the only way to determine if your fibula is fractured. You should see podiatric or orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a nickel sized lump on the back of my ankle It began with what looked like a bug bite now its a hard lump I've had it for 1.5 weeks What is it?

Does it itch?: It could still be a bug bite. Certain flies like the deer fly and others can leave a pretty good welt that can linger for weeks. If it becomes painful, warm to touch or develops fluid in it then it is time to get it looked at to ensure no infection. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Ice
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Elevate
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Provide compression with a brace/wrap
12 Hrs, Daily for 1 week
See a specialist to differentiate sprain versus tear of the ligament
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