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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 get a painful lump in my left calf while getting up in the morning. It disappears almost immediately but some pain remains there. What is it?

I get a painful lump in my left calf while getting up in the morning. It disappears almost immediately but some pain remains there. What is it?

Assuming: This isn't a muscle spasm that improves with stretching out, transient muscle herniation through the fascia that surrounds the muscle can occur. The muscle can then reduce through the fascial defect. Ultrasound can be useful in diagnosing these. ...Read more

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Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Cyst: If it is not visible, then most likely it's not inflammatory, because those are red, hot, swollen, itchy. Ganglion cysts (cysts located on the tendons) are by far the most common cause of otherwise not painful lumps unless touched. They are smooth surfaced, firm, mobile. They are benign and sometimes may disappear, although, at times may grown and cause even more pain due to compression. ...Read more

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I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

Have it checked: New lumps on your skin should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. Only by their evaluation, and a possible biopsy, can a definitive diagnosis be made. ...Read more

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I just recently started having a sharp stabbing pain in my left calf. The pain lasts for a few seconds and now there's a lump what could it be?

Muscle pull: We're always concerned with blood clots when we see calf pain, but this does not sound like one since you dont mention redness, swelling or tenderness. My best guess given the supplied info is either a pulled or partially torn gastrocnemius (resulting in a palpable lump) or possibly a soft tissue mass giving you nerve pain. "lumps" should never b ignored. See your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more

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I have two red smooth pea size lumps on the back of my left calf. Present for ~10 years. They only bleed and itch if I catch them whilst shaving.

I have two red smooth pea size lumps on the back of my left calf. Present for ~10 years. They only bleed and itch if I catch them whilst shaving.

Obviously not: Cancerous . I would not worry as you have had them for so long. They may be HemangiomaIs but really impossible to diagnose any lesion without direct observation ...Read more

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The middle of my calf in my left leg in the soft tissue on the side is so extremely painful, there is a lump and its so painful, what could it be?

Painful Calf: as we can neither see nor examine this painful lump it behoves you to go to your physician and have it evaluated. It could be anything from a sore muscle to a blood clot. ...Read more

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Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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I have a lump in my left outer calf area i run track i had this for about a week and a half i iced heated and stretched. Everything I do doesn't hel?

?hematoma: This could be a congealed blood clot under the skin, a bulging superficial vein, cyst, or tiny hernia through a muscle. Have your physician examine this for you as you have tried all the right measures to see if it would resolve. ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up with excruciating pain in my left calf. Tonight I am having mild pain in my left arm and feel a very small lump in crease of arm.

Symptoms: You have two choices. Either go today to the Emergency Facility or wait till you can see your primary doctor. It is not very likely that this is an issue but you will feel better if no abnormality is present. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Small lump near where ankle and calf meet. Left leg/left side. Leg hurts. D-dimer normal yesterday. 3 u/s in the past. Dr says no clot. Wat culd it b?

Small lump near where ankle and calf meet.  Left leg/left side. Leg hurts. D-dimer normal yesterday. 3 u/s in the past. Dr says no clot. Wat culd it b?

Cyst: This is very likely a benign cyst which is a collection of fluid or solid material. If it does not hurts or change in size i would just keep an eye on it. If it does bother you see you in orthopedic surgeon and they can easily take it out. ...Read more

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Small painful lump in left calf. Tested for blood clot and infections were negative. My doctor does not know what it is.?

Small painful lump in left calf. Tested for blood clot and infections were negative. My doctor does not know what it is.?

More testing needed: Sometimes a ct scan or MRI can help better determine what is going on. If it persists, you may need to see a surgeon for a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

Limb on leg: Sounds like it might be phlebitis, that's doctor talk for a small clot in a superficial vein. They are a nuscience more than a serious problem but probably should show it to your doctor for confirmation ...Read more