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Hard Lump On My Ankle
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
Had heel pain for a few weeks. Now I noticed a small hard lump on my inner ankle. Somewhat painful, accompanied with slight swelling.
Lump Science.: Although it is possible for the heel pain and lump presence to be related , it is more than likely not so probable. Lumps need to be defined and appreciated in a more definable manner. Size, color, temperature, mobility and speed of growth are just a few of the factors to consider with soft tissue masses, especially in the foot. With the help of a specialist a more definitive reason is possible. ...Read more
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
In regards to the hard lump on the back of my.Ankle near my.Tendon it is rock hard and has been for a year and a half. Not soft or spongy?
Bone spur: You need to see a dr for evaluation. It seems that you have a bone spur but x-ray is needed. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my foot near my ankle....this disappears then returns....my dr sent me for x-ray but nothing showed up as the lump had gone sinc?
Have a lump on my ankle with scab took scab off lil pus came out now its hard and painful what is it? There's something still n it my ankle n foot sw
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
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?
Many: insect bites take a few weeks to completely subside. Continue to monitor the area and if you are concerned get an exam! ...Read more
I have two lumps on my shin above my ankle. They are hard but not painful. In order for me to notice they were even there someone had to point them ou?
Varies: There are multiple possibilities, including possibly that they are enlarged lymph nodes. Don't hesitate to be seen for an evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
I got bit by something last night and this morning and all the bites have swollen up into hard lumps. Even those on the face. What do I need to do? I cut one open on my ankle and the swelling reduced, but is still there. That's not an option on face.
Stop cutting.: Don't be cutting things open on your ankle unless you know what you are doing. The safest thing to do is seek professional help. ...Read more
There's this non painful lump under my outer ankle. It looks like an extra bone but it's not very hard. What could it be?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities such as a ganglion, a calcification in the adjacent tendon, an accessory bone that did not fuse among many other possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Broke and sprained ankle in Aug. Noticed today a hard lump just above high ankle slightly to the outside of leg. Concern? Normal? What is this?
See orthopedic: doctor and have it checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
I found a pea-sized lump on my right ankle that appeared about 1.5 mo ago. It's firm, not painful, hasn't changed in size. Should i be concerned?
Lump: Did you have it removed the first time and biopsy. If not that should be a consideration. ...Read more
I have a hard dark purple pea sized lump on the right side of my right ankle. It hurts when i poke it, i can't pop it, and I've had it for a year. Help?
Get a biopsy: Any long term pigmented skin lesion must be biopsied. ...Read more
Mass Unknown Foot: You definitely want to have someone check any masses of unknown origin (like dropping something on your foot). Sometimes these are ganglions, but they are soft normally. Could be a bone spur with soft tissue coverage needing an xray to diagnosis. I would start with an evaluation and xray to be safe and go from there. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I have some hard lumps on both of my lower legs on the inside just to the side of my knees and down by my ankles. They hurt more at night and itch?
Itchy lumps: These could be insect bites because of the itching. Nonitching leg nodules are sometimes an autoimmune reaction. Your physician or a dermatologist should be consulted if they persist. ...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 ?
I've gotten a few bug bites that I think are fleas. However I got a bug bite yesterday, one next to my knee and one my ankle on the same leg, and they both turned into large hard lumps that itch. This has never happened to me before what could it be?
Get an exam...: If there is increasing pain anywhere in the body I definitely recommend getting examined for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Get better soon! ...Read more
I have a hard lump that is sore on the back of my ankle right next to my achilies tendon. What could it be? I've had it for about a year and a half and its causong discomfort
Ganglion cyst?: Difficult to say what it could be without seeing, but it could be a ganglion cyst. Thisis a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon. It looks like a spongy sac (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. A physical exam is often needed to diagnose a ganglion cyst. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more
I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes. ?
I have a hard lump beneath my right knee. Doesn't hurt but earlier today I had a sharp pain start at my right ankle, which then shot up to my chest.
Unrelated: The lump below right knee may be a sign of Osgood Schlatter, which is a benign condition due to constant friction at the joint, and flares up occasionally while remaking pain free most of the time. The ankle pain may be due to new onset neuritis fir which u should see your primary doctor at an earlier date fir appropriate imaging and referral as indicated. Good luck ...Read more
I have a hard but kinda soft lump in my left ankle, its been there for months and is painful. I have had xrays in the ER and they say its fine not broke. Now the pain is going up my shin. What is wrong with this picture?
Nothing to see here.: The picture is crystal clear. You need to have the ankle examined by a foot /ankle specialist. Then a decision can be reached as to your options. More than likely, if the darn thing hurts, then cut it out. ...Read more
I have this hard lump on my shin bone on the tendon for a month and its right above my right ankle and the lump is on the tendon on my right ankle. ?
Cyst?: Usually lumps on tendons are either cysts or scar type tissue. If it is bothering you then I would see your doctor. ...Read more
Housemate,55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful,hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?
Dependent bruising.: When you injure the leg, the blood from the bruising can travel down the fascial plans and end up forming a bruise lower in the leg. A simple answer to this could be a support stocking or even an ace wrap. If he has pain in the calf or what feels like a hard chord in the calf he should be checked out for the possibility of a blood clot. ...Read more
I have a hard quarter sized lump on my right leg on the shin bone right above my right ankle on the tendon and I was wondering what this sounds like?
It could be : It may very well be a ganglionic cyst/ganglion. This is a common location for something like this. But there are other bony and soft tissue cyst/masses that could less commonly account for this. I would encourage you to have a physician evaluate this lesion to make sure it's not something more concerning. ...Read more
In June 2014 I broke my tibia, fibula and ankle. Now I have discovered a pea sized hard lump over my tibia fracture site. What could this lump be?
Stabbing burning pain in foot arch, with a hard lump. Also swelling in ankle,unable to bear weight. What's wrong?
Plantar Fibroma: Though I have not examined you, it sounds like you have a plantar fibroma, which is a thickening and enlargement of the plantar fascia. They usually hurt if they press on underlying structures, or are getting very large. Try stretching and icing with anti-inflammatories to alleviate the pain, but the lesion will usually not resolve on its own. See a local Podiatrist for treatment options ...Read more