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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 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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Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...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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I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?

I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?

A little more info: If it is movable and just under the skin, it can b a small inclusion cysts not originating from the knee. Ur scratching has caused the changes u describe. U should c an ortho surgeon 2 have it evaluated & perhaps excision if u can't keep ur hands away from it. It may get infected & cause problems. ...Read more

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I have been advisedthat I have a lipoma behind my knee following an MRI scan. I have now noti ced another lump on other leg. Is it common to have more?

I have been advisedthat I have a lipoma behind my knee following an MRI scan. I have now noti ced another lump on other leg. Is it common to have more?

Multiple lipomatosis: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant condition in which patients develop multiple lipomas. Affected individuals will pass it on to 50% of their children. It has variable penetrance, so the size and number of lipomas may vary. Surgery to remove any growing or symptomatic lipomas is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Pain in legs and foot last 6 months sometime in back also right tosil some little white paches and tight ear behind something hard like lump?

Pain in legs and foot last 6 months sometime in back also right tosil some little white paches and tight ear behind something hard like lump?

I sounds like you : Have a lot going on and not necessarily related. I would start with a visit to your family doctor and if needed you can see a specialist. Do you have flat feet? Do you have any medical problems? Do you take any medications? This forum is limited in that your question doesn't supply enough information do accurately diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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I have an ache behind me knee and I have just noticed a small bluish lump on my shin. Otherwise, there is noswelling or discoloration of leg. Couls it be dvt?

I have an ache behind me knee and I have just noticed a small bluish lump on my shin. Otherwise, there is noswelling or discoloration of leg. Couls it be dvt?

Superficial clot?: This might be a superficial thrombophlebitis, which in essence is a clot, but not a dangerous one. Bluish discoloration, a thickened vein that might be tender, localized swelling and tenderness are usually seen with these clots; warm compresses to the area, elevation and anti-inflammatory medications help; if not better in 2-3 days, seek medical advice. ...Read more

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