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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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Had heel pain for a few weeks. Now I noticed a small hard lump on my inner ankle. Somewhat painful, accompanied with slight swelling.

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

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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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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?

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?

Sounds like: a GANGLION (the protrusion of a tendon and its sheath) which can be intermittent (It does not "show" on routine xrays...an MRI might detect it if it becomes a problem (pain ,interference with ambulation)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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 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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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?

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

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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?

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

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Small round lump by ankle where thin bone from toes meet. It is firm no pain. What is it?

Small round lump by ankle where thin bone from toes meet.  It is firm no pain.  What is it?

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

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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?

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

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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 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 ?

Should be evaluated : Although the majority of lumps and bumps that appear on arms and legs are benign. The only way to be sure is to see a doctor and have it examined. Sometimes an MRI is needed to make the diagnosis. Best not to ignore it especially if it is painful or sensitive. ...Read more

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Painful hard lump/knot in left ankle pain level 8 pain moving upwards?

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

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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

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

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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 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. ?

Unusual: I do not expect a mosquito bite to be painful and wonder if your bite was from another bug such as spider. If it is still painful, see your doctor to make sure that the area has not been infected. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I sprained ankle, front and side of right foot, had xray , hard lump and pain about level8.

I sprained ankle, front and side  of right foot, had xray , hard lump and pain about level8.

May need an MRI: In case of continues pain and swelling you may benefit with an MRI as you may have an underlying soft tissue or bony injury. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Lump: could be some of the hardware used to fixate the fracture backing out. Or as bone heals sometimes there are Spurs that form around the fracture sites. Best bet would be to check with the surgeon that performed the surgery and have the area examined. ...Read more

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Stabbing burning pain in foot arch, with a hard lump. Also swelling in ankle,unable to bear weight. What's wrong?

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