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What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

Injury or growth: This could be the result of injury or a tear to the muscle, muscle spasming (ie: charlie horse), a benign growth or tumor, or a much more serious problem such as a sarcoma (malignant cancer of the muscle). You need to see a doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Sounds like: Ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills, smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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I have a big vericose vein From back of knee to mid calf that has several large lumps that's painful lots of problems I can feel when a lump moves! .?

I have a big vericose vein From back of knee to mid calf that has several large lumps that's painful lots of problems I can feel when a lump moves! .?

See doctor: See a doctor for evaluation and to make sure your vein is not thrombosed. And to make sure you do not have a chronic venous insufficiency that could lead to deep vein thrombosis and that could lead to a Pulmonery embolism. So please go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had tibia plateau surgery 18 months ago. I have a large lump on the outside of my leg that is hard and burns. Stairs are hard and jogging impossibl?

I had tibia plateau surgery 18 months ago. I have a large lump on the outside of my leg that is hard and burns. Stairs are hard and jogging impossibl?

Long term problems: There's always possibility that a latent infection has blossomed. You should return to your surgeon for a work up. Could be neuroma but kind of late for that. You need an exam, and imaging studies. ...Read more

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I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

Likely a hematoma: From what you describe, it sounds like a hematoma, or blood collection. It also may be other things. Seeing a doctor in person would be the way to go, really. ...Read more

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First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

Not necessarily: It's difficult to say based on the info you provided. As is the lump in the deep muscle, superficial skin or bone. If it's in the bone, it could be related to a bone callus. If its the deeper muscle, it could be myositis ossificans, which is a calcium deposit in the muscle after truama. Skin wise, that could be a hypertrophic amongst other things. Usually are only problems if create pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a big lump on your shin if you hit your leg hard?

Is it normal to get a big lump on your shin if you hit your leg hard?

Yes: It is a sub-dermal release of blood. It will usually resolve in a week or so. If not see dr. ...Read more

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I've got a large lump in the crease of my leg and groin. I know this can be common for men, but what about for women?

I've got a large lump in the crease of my leg and groin. I know this can be common for men, but what about for women?

Also common: Either way this needs to be seen by a surgeon. He will decide if this is a hernia or enlarged lymph node. Again either way you may require surgery to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

See a physician: You are describing a bacterial infection of your leg. This needs medical attention and antibiotic medicine. Don't risk it getting worse by treating it yourself. ...Read more

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Got big leg lump which reduced to smaller lump, 2nd big lump a month after 3 inches apart. Dr. says it's spider bite, I disagree. Could it be serious?

Got big leg lump which reduced to smaller lump, 2nd big lump a month after 3 inches apart. Dr. says it's spider bite, I disagree. Could it be serious?

If they go away: It is unlikely that it is serious. Need to see what they look like but if you are really concerned a biopsy can be done to determine if these are bite or not. ...Read more

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I have several large lumps in the crease of my leg between my thigh and pelvic they have been there for over a year and are painful what could they be?

I have several large lumps in the crease of my leg between my thigh and pelvic they have been there for over a year and are painful what could they be?

Large, painful: If they are large, greater than an inch and painful they should be examined to determine why they are there. Be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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I had 1 large painful lump in lower right leg starting a wewk ago now another has formed. They are about the size of a plum cut in half. It even hurts?

I had 1 large painful lump in lower right leg starting a wewk ago now another has formed. They are about the size of a plum cut in half. It even hurts?

Lump in leg: Tash. The differential diagnosis of these 2 lumps appearing is quite large. If they appeared spontaneously and show no signs of acute inflammation, they could be benign lipomas depending on their position or something more serious depending on appearance. This is something I would bring to your doctor to see and evaluate. Thanks ...Read more

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Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

The lump needs to: Be looked at by a doc. It may be a sebaceous cyst, tumor, bug bite, etc. Your doc will tell you and treat you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?

I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?

Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have a soft large lump, at inside of top of my leg. I am Male 74 years of age. Can you please advise? Regards, Bob Masson.

Hi Doctor, I have a soft large lump, at inside of top of my leg. I am Male 74 years of age. Can you please advise? Regards, Bob Masson.

See yur doctor: That could be a benign lesion or something more serious. If it has been changing, bleeding, changing color or growing it is of greater concern. If it has been there for years and unchanged, then that would be more reassuring. I would think you would be best served by having a physician take a look at it, ...Read more

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I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

"Normal bruising": It's likely that you bumped into something but didn't pay it any mind. The lump is probably a small area of bleeding (hematoma). This area will slowly resolve with the bluish color turning yellowish and then disappearing. No specific treatment is needed. This type of bruising is common in the lower extremities. If you have frequent development of bruises you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Got 29 stitches 4 in my leg 25 outside and I got them out yesterday and was cleared to play basketball now there is a large painful lump right there?

Got 29 stitches 4 in my leg 25 outside and I got them out yesterday and was cleared to play basketball now there is a large painful lump right there?

Could be hematoma: The wound may not have healed completely and separated under the skin. You also may have had some bleeding under the skin, a hematoma. If the pain does not resolve, see your doctor. It may need further repair or drainage. ...Read more

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Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other?

Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other?

Baker Cyst: If the "bump" is directly behind the knee and not associated with pain the most likely etiology is a "baker's cyst" or popliteal cyst. These are usually benign though at times can become quite large and become bothersome due to limitation they place on bending the knee. They can, though rarely, rupture and result in swelling and pain in the lower leg mimicing a deep vein thrombois (dvt). ...Read more

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Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like I can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like I can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Check it out: Most likely fatty tumor or fibrous tumor, less likely possibly femoral hernia. See a general surgeon. Sounds like nothing serious but in general if we can't get a tissue sample, we are not 100% sure of what it is. Don't lose sleep over it but get it checked out. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin. Its been growing every day?

I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin. Its been growing every day?

The bruise =bleeding: & if there is a collection of blood called hematoma, the discoloration always get bigger & many colors. The lump = a fibrosis of the clot, the body usually cleans them up. But it takes time. May get smaller & go away, or you are left with a permanent lump of undetermined size. Just be patient, there is no serious thing going to happen. It will just sit there. Ice @ first, after 3-4 days, heat. ...Read more