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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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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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