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What is the diagnostic procedures for an immovable mass in the leg?

What is the diagnostic procedures for an immovable mass in the leg?

MRI/surgery: The mass must be imaged and then excised surgically, especially if fixed to the underlying tissues. ...Read more

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I have immovable mass in my leg and not painful. What is it? Could it become dangerous later? Should I do something?

I have immovable mass in my leg and not painful. What is it? Could it become dangerous later? Should I do something?

No way to know: BUT if it is relatively new or changing in size you really need to see a physician soon. Some cancers present this way. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an immovable mass in my leg occures when pressing on muscle An immovable mass behind my ear, and a small mass under my eyebrow, related? Worry?

I have an immovable mass in my leg occures when pressing on muscle An immovable mass behind my ear, and a small mass under my eyebrow, related? Worry?

Lymph node?: Could be related. Very rare to have so many masses all over. But if it's immovable then we need to examine you in person. ...Read more

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Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

See orthopedics: Because of your past history of giant cell tumor it is important to find out why the knee is swollen. It is normal for muscles around a joint to become weak and lose mass if the joint is painful or has loss of function. You should see an orthopedics surgeon soon. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. In size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm trying to build leg muscle mass?

What should I do if I'm trying to build leg muscle mass?

Exercise the muscle: Muscle will respond with enlargement when exercised properly. You didn't say above or below the knee, but try squats, walking against resistance, and movement with resistance. Don't forget to stretch. ...Read more

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What is a hypoechoic mass on the back-side of the leg behind the knee mean?

What is a hypoechoic mass on the back-side of the leg behind the knee mean?

Cyst: A Baker's cyst is a common finding in cases with a mass behind the knee and could be described as mentioned above. These are benign and are usually referred to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered out a mass in my leg I have had for twenty years is likely a sarcoma?

What to do if I discovered out a mass in my leg I have had for twenty years is likely a sarcoma?

No: Tumors of the leg are by definition arising from muscle or connective tissue. One can have a large fibroma, or lipoma. By definition, if there is a sarcoma and you leave it alone, it will grow on you. Malignant sarcomas become aggressive over a short period of time and tend to metastasize to lung. If a benign lesion changes growth pattern then biopsy is always indicated due to transformation. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost.?

I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost.?

NEEDS I&D of abcess: A 'painful mass' is a sign of an abcess and the best treatment is 'incision & drainage' (I&D) of the infected material. Please get seen for this procedure. Antibiotics usually can not cure a large abcess, sorry. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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I have a red mass on my leg. It is reddish color, very hard, feels hot and it hurts. Has been there for 6 months or so. What is it, treatment?

I have a red mass on my leg. It is reddish color, very hard, feels hot and it hurts. Has been there for 6 months or so. What is it, treatment?

Painfull lesion leg: Well what is the location and size of the mass? It's really important to see your Dr and get a proper referral. ...Read more

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Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

Need to see DERM: Lesions that bleed and grow back not looking like healthy pink skin are a concern. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist skin doctor for bx and rx. ...Read more

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I have a gastrocnemius mass in my right leg since 4 years ago. My dr. Asked me to make a FNAC test. Do u recoomend removal by surgery? Wt could it be?

Calf mass: If u have a calf mass for four years, is it painful, growing, firmly fixed to adjacent tissues? If yes then you should be seen by an experienced lower extremity surgeon. The evaluation before undergoing a biopsy is important and should be done by the ultimate treating surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an immovable, not inflammatory mass in my leg, & the muscle beneath it on the side is bulged when pressing on posterior muscle. Related?

I have an immovable, not inflammatory mass in my leg, & the muscle beneath it on the side is bulged when pressing on posterior muscle. Related?

? lipoma: By non inflammatory, I presume you mean not painful or red or hot. If such is the case, then the most common cause for this is a lipoma. ...Read more

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Sore, painful medium size mass below knee in leg?

Sore, painful medium size mass below knee in leg?

Nothing vs ER: Statistically, this could be life threatening if not evaluated ie a DVT or blood clot, especially if pain is getting worse or size getting bigger. Get evaluated asap either at er, urgent care or your sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Painful Leg Lumps 3 mths. XRay results: No mass to correspond to the palpable lumps - MRI recommended. Dr. said it's nothing. Should I be concerned?

If your doctor: Says it is nothing, it probably is nothing. MRI cannot hurt anything except your wallet, so there is no harm in getting it. I would follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Have painless mass inner thigh approx 6 x6 cm. Quite deep but can move it around. Had ruptured Baker's cyst on same leg recently. What could it be?

Have painless mass inner thigh approx 6 x6 cm. Quite deep but can move it around. Had ruptured Baker's cyst on same leg recently. What could it be?

6cm X 6cm?: That is a relatively large mass. It may be a lipoma if it is soft and freely movable, but without an exam and then a definitive biopsy, it is impossible to know for sure. Due to the sheer size, get it looked at and evaluated by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to prevent muscle mass breakdown in legs?

How to prevent muscle mass breakdown in legs?

Work those muscles: Unsure if u have a primary muscle problem or you just feel like you are losing your muscle tone/strength over time.? If it is the latter exersise your muscles! (i.e. Calf raises, leg press, lunges etc.)see a good personal trainer and get started. Good luck! ...Read more

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My legs got smaller over the years. It feels uncomfortable sleeping when putting my leg on top of other. Exercise daily but no mass increase. Issues?

My legs got smaller over the years. It feels uncomfortable sleeping when putting my leg on top of other. Exercise daily but no mass increase. Issues?

Hard to say: There may be multiple potential causes or even a combination of things. Probably the three most common might be disuse atrophy, arterial insufficiency, or a subtle neurologic problem. Usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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I had a major infection in my leg had about 4 surgerys about 8 weeks ago I still have my stiches in why? And my my entire leg goes numb and mass. Pain

I had a major infection in my leg had about 4 surgerys about 8 weeks ago I still have my stiches in why? And my my entire leg goes numb and mass. Pain

These are questions: That can only be answered by your doctors/surgeon (s). Needing 4 surgical procedures in a short period of time is a unique situation and suggests special circumstances in your case. I'm certain your doctors want to know how you are doing, even if you don't have a specific appointment scheduled. Call the number (s) you were provided; I believe they will want to see you to understand what is going on. ...Read more

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There's a mass on my leg... Doctor said sometimes it's a sign of an autoimmune disease but not always, what's the name of this mass?

There's a mass on my leg... Doctor said sometimes it's a sign of an autoimmune disease but not always, what's the name of this mass?

I don't even want: To try to guess with this paucity of information. Best to ask the physician who examined you. Take care. ...Read more

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I recently lost lots of muscle mass in my legs, hamstring and quads specifically. Now I feel like I can barely stand. Is that normal?

I recently lost lots of muscle mass in my legs, hamstring and quads specifically. Now I feel like I can barely stand. Is that normal?

Unlikely: It is unusual to lose muscle mass without a medical reason. A change in levels of physical activity may play a role but these symptoms should be formally evaluated by a physician as it may be a sign of nerve or muscle disease. ...Read more

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I'm 18 male and 2 years behind in puberty. I'm advancing in puberty but I have abnormally low muscle mass but with fat. My legs are very very skinny?

I'm 18 male and 2 years behind in puberty. I'm advancing in puberty but I have abnormally low muscle mass but with fat. My legs are very very skinny?

Late bloomer: As you notice other signs of late puberty, like facial hair, you will see more muscle growth. Testosterone boosts muscle growth but you also will need to exercise. If wt lifting while you are still getting taller focus on reps rather than high weight to protect your growth plates. Be patient! ...Read more

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Hello doctor, 2 days ago I notice a little mass inguinal under my skin on the right leg! It's a little painful on touch should I be worried about it?

Hello doctor, 2 days ago I notice a little mass inguinal under my skin on the right leg! It's a little painful on touch should I be worried about it?

Probably not: Lymph nodes in the groin commonly enlarge and get a bit tender when fighting off germs entering the skin through cracks in the feet, etc. If pain gets severe, or the lump gets much larger than a marble, or doesn't improve within 2-3 weeks, then an exam is warranted to look for infection or other problems. ...Read more

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