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Lump In Foot
My 20-year-old daughter has flat, hard, painless lump on foot bottom near heel, the size of a quarter UNDER THE SKIN-no lesion visible. What is it?
See a doctor: There are no lymph nodes in the foot. You need to have the lump checked by a doc to determine its origin. ...Read more
White lump on foot and it hurts to walk hard itchy turns red when scratched red dot getting bigger over time on white stuff on heel of right foot help?
Show problem to Mom.: She will either know what this is and take care of it, or will take you to a doctor to help. ...Read more
Could be : Any one of a number things. But, it must be looked at by a doctor. It can be a benign lesion (non cancerous) like a ganglion, or possibly a malignant lesion. Most often, i will take a small 2mm-4mm punch biopsy for pathologic diagnosis. If there is fluid in the lump, this can be aspirated (remove fluid thru needle) and sent for analysis. Most benign lesions have a malignant twin so caution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Let it play out.: Without a location, it is difficult to give details. However, if it is on the top of the foot, you appraisal of "cyst" makes sense. Size and pain usually determine the action to be taken. Watch and wait is certainly acceptable, but if things about the cyst change, then have it evaluated and excised. Occasionally, these "cysts" will spontaneously rupture only to later recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 15 years ago i stepped on a pencil and it left a small lump in my foot and recently the lump enlarged is that normal?
What is it u got a lump under ur foot and it swells ur whole top of ur foot and toes? What is it and what is it from? It hurts and itch alot. He also wears flip flops alot. Please help me figure it out. Also what can I do about it?
I : I am not sure that I am visualizing this foot issue well. It sounds like there is some form of mass (unknown size) on sole of the foot that is painful and is causing the toes and foot to be swollen. I cannot diagose this. However, your description makes me wonder if this is an infection. Do not know if this is an acute or a chronic problem. If the mass is red, hot, tender, painful or draining that is sigificant. The surrounding swelling is of concern. If there is fever or red streaking that is even more concerning. If you have the above described symptoms, recommend that you go to the emergency room now. Regardless would see a podiatrist or your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer