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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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I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to worry about ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my leg above my knee nearly at my thigh it's not a mole but small and hard and doesn't seem to be going away what could this be?

I have a small lump on my leg above my knee nearly at my thigh it's not a mole but small and hard and doesn't seem to be going away what could this be?

Bump: It is not possible to make a diagnosis without examining the lump. It could be a dermatofibroma. However strange things often show up on people and sometimes it is necessary to biopsy a spot to know what is causing it. See your doctor or dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have this small lump on my leg. It's hard and feels almost like a little ball inside my skin. It doesn't hurt at all. Just curious as what it is.

I have this small lump on my leg. It's hard and feels almost like a little ball inside my skin. It doesn't hurt at all. Just curious as what it is.

Many benign tumors: There are many benign growths in the skin and under the skin.
In general, if a lump has been there for many years and is not changing it is not dangerous.
If a lump is growing it should be evaluated. Some common lumps and bumps that are benign are lipomas and benign cysts.
If you have any concerns you can have it evaluated, and possibly removed and biopsied for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

Abscess: This sounds like an abscess or collection of pus from an infection. It may have started out as an ingrown hair or infected gland. Until you can see your physician to get it evaluated and treated, use warm compresses on it. ...Read more

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Bad cramping in my legs, face twitching, was told I had back arthritis and was told I have hyperthyroidism. Small sore red lump on my leg, sore nippl?

Bad cramping in my legs, face twitching, was told I had back arthritis and was told I have hyperthyroidism. Small sore red lump on my leg, sore nippl?

Hyperthyroidism: So what's your question? Hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid function needs to be evaluated & treated to minimize risk for palpitations, racing heart beat, atrial fibrillation, tremors, anxiety, bulging eyes (exophthalmos), weight loss, bone density loss, etc. Hyperthyroidism might explain some of your symptoms but I'm not sure about red lump & sore nipple (gynecomastia?). Go see your family doc. ...Read more

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There's small lump on my leg where they removed bone for a bone biopsy. Is this normal?

There's small lump on my leg where they removed bone for a bone biopsy. Is this normal?

Depends on when: If you have a small lump right after the biopsy for some days or a week, that would be normal swelling after the trauma of the biopsy. If you have a lump there weeks or months later, that is not normal, and you should see your doctor about it. Of course it would help to know why you had a bone biopsy. ...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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I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?

I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?

Phlebits: Could represent superficial thrombophlebitis. This is formation of a blood clot in the superficial veins. Usually responds to warm compresses/heating pad and ibuprofen. More likely if you have a history of varicose veins, leg swelling, or spider veins ...Read more

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I have a spot like lump on my leg. Its been there for months. Its a pink colour. Compared to my peach skin. It feels quite hard and small?

I have a spot like lump on my leg. Its been there for months. Its a pink colour. Compared to my peach skin. It feels quite hard and small?

Get it seen.: If you have an irregular size shap texture or colored lesion seek a medical opinion. Skin cancer can occure anywhere in anyone. It may be benign but a medical physician should look at it. In the mean time wear sunblock. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the inside of my right shin hurts really bad. My whole leg hurts at times and I have swelling and discomfort. What can it be?

I have a small lump on the inside of my right shin hurts really bad. My whole leg hurts at times and I have swelling and discomfort. What can it be?

Lump: Without an exam it would be guessing at things like boils, abscesses, lipomas, cysts, folliculitis, etc. But as stated, these are guesses. Get eval and properly diagnosed so any necessary treatment would occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small lump on the inside my thigh (fatty lump I think) leg has started to ache and raynauds got worse in that foot. Should I see dr?

unrelated: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. The fatty lump on your fight is probably a benign lipoma. If indeed you feel your raynaud's has gotten worse, it is completely unrelated to the presence of a lump. If the lump is causing your symptoms, I would consider having it removed. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

? Xanthomas: What you described may be xanthomas that occur due to high blood lipids. See the site below for more information. It may require a physical examination and you should see your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more

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I have sprained my ankle and now have small lumps appearing on my leg what could they be?

I have sprained my ankle and now have small lumps appearing on my leg what could they be?

Hmmm: Leg lumps or ankle lumps? Could be swelling in the tendon, vein rupture, ganglion cyst, etc, recommend having them evaluated by a professional foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I got hit in leg with BB gun. Skin lost small bleeding. Not deep cut. Small lump under skin. Is the bullet in my leg?

I got hit in leg with BB gun. Skin lost small bleeding. Not deep cut. Small lump under skin. Is the bullet in my leg?

Possibly: It may still be there. The good news is that it usually doesn't cause a problem and can safely be left in place. Antibiotics may help reduce the risk of infection. It is unlikely to get infected, but if it does, it can usually be easily removed. If it starts getting more swollen, red or starts draining pus, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have 2 small lumps on my leg that look like mosquito bites with black dots in the center and it stings! What could it be?

I have 2 small lumps on my leg that look like mosquito bites with black dots in the center and it stings! What could it be?

Other insect bites: Lots of possible causes, but the list includes other forms of insect bites such as spider bites. Small puncture wounds or pin pricks can sometimes look like that too - (and see your doctor if they don't get better with warm compresses and a tincture of time). ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized lump in the crease of my knee at the back of my leg it is not painful to touch it doesn't move should I get this checked?

I have a small pea sized lump in the crease of my knee at the back of my leg it is not painful to touch it doesn't move should I get this checked?

You may: It is probably a Baker's cyst, An out-pouching of the lining of the joint. Consult this site for more info on this topic: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bakers-cyst/symptoms-causes/syc-20369950
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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A small sized lump pops out on the bottom front side left leg whenever I stand. It isn't painful but aches and tugging sensation. What could this be?

A small sized lump pops out on the bottom front side left leg whenever I stand. It isn't painful but aches and tugging sensation. What could this be?

Sprain or Overuse: Men in their late 20's with tugging and aching areas of lower legs may be overdoing it. If you think you are overusing a joint, cut back on your exercise routine and ice the area until it's on the mend. ...Read more

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Pain on side of my leg right below the crease of the knee. I rubbed it and felt a small pea size lump that has since disappeared but still sensitive?

Pain on side of my leg right below the crease of the knee. I rubbed it and felt a small pea size lump that has since disappeared but still sensitive?

Lipoma: Most likely a lipoma that has gotten irritated. Given that the knee is a hinge joint, that area of your knee is exposed to stress. If you noticed that the lump has recurred and increased in size and/or tenderness, get your knee examined. ...Read more

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I have a small marble sized moveable lump on where the leg meets pubic bone. U can't see it but can be felt when touched. No pain. Been around for years.

I have a small marble sized moveable lump on where the leg meets pubic bone. U can't see it but can be felt when touched. No pain. Been around for years.

Small lymph node: That is a typical area where a lymph node drained some infection or inflammation years ago and remained slightly enlarged after the malady resolved. Since it is not tender, is mobile, and has not changed over years all indicate it is benign. Should it start enlargening or you feel others near it or other areas of your body, consult with your PCP. During your next check-up, point it out to your doc ...Read more